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B94 (Northern Ireland)

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From:  Clogh Mills (D050184)
To:  Ballyclare(SE) (J307882)
Via:  Broughshane
Distance:  25.8 miles (41.5 km)
Meets:  A26, B64, A43, A42, A36, B95, A57, A8
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B94 Clogh Mills - Broughshane
(A42) Broughshane
B94 Broughshane - Ballyclare
Heading northwest

The B94 is a cross-country road in central County Antrim. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s. At first it only covered the short distance southeast of Ballyclare but it had been extended north to its full present route by 1930.

The road starts on the A26 near Clogh Mills. Although it is signposted directly from both carriageways of the recently dualled A26, in fact northbound traffic must use the B93 and then cross over using a bridge spur of that road to join the B94 at its first roundabout. The road then heads southeast into the centre of Clogh Mills, where we TOTSO right at a T-junction. After running along Main Street we zigzag into open country. After a lengthy, fairly straight section the road climbs into Clogh and is crossed by the B64 in the village centre. There's then a TOTSO left by the CoI church and we leave town to the southeast.

We cross a valley and then continue to cross the Clogh River and shortly afterwards reach the A43, which is crossed at a staggered crossroads. A few more miles winding over the fields take us into Broughshane. Here we cross the Braid River then follow Knockan Road to a mini-roundabout on the A42, after which there's a multiplex left into the village centre. After passing the post office a badly signed turn right sees the B94 regain its number. It's not long before we return to open country.

The road continues across undulating terrain on a fairly straight route. There's a brief moorland section after which it descends to cross the A36 at a staggered crossroads. After a crossing of the Kells Water the road continues into the hills and presently descends into Ballyclare, entering town along Rashee Road. In the town centre it bears right at a roundabout serving Asda then runs into The Square, which is a short one-way loop. The B95 comes in from the right here and some maps show the road ahead as being part of that road; other maps and signs disagree.

We continue ahead along Main Street and cross the Six Mile Water to reach a mini-roundabout on the original route of the A57. That road now bypasses the town so we bear right onto its old route to the next mini-roundabout, where we bear left to leave town along Hillhead Road. It's not long before we go over the A57 bypass, then a road turns off left to join that road, making this a simple GSJ between two S2 roads. We continue ahead for another couple of miles to journey's end at a roundabout on the A8.

B94 (Northern Ireland)
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