Welcome to TrafficwatchNI

The information on this website is provided by Transport NI of the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland. Transport NI is the sole roads authority for all public roads in Northern Ireland.
The site provides traffic news, access to images from traffic cameras and information on current and future roadworks.

Traffic Information Service

13/02/2016 16:30:33

General Traffic News

Traffic updates will resume on Monday 15 Feb at 7:30am

For ' Winter Service and Emergency News' click on the blue button to the left of the screen. 

13/02/2016 16:07:34

A49 Saintfield Rd Lisburn Lane Closure this Weekend M1 bound

To facilitate NIE cable installation, there will be a lane closure in Lisburn on the A49 Saintfield Road between Mercer Street and Cromwell Highway (heading towards the M1) from 7:00 pm Friday 12th February to 06:00 am Monday 15th February.

A local diversion along Mercer Street, Hillhall Road & Largymore Drive will be in place - drivers should allow some extra time for their journey.

Motorists leaving the M1 at J6 Saintfield Road heading into Lisburn are unaffected by the works.

12/02/2016 14:59:59

Roadworks A49 Ballynahinch Road

There are currently road improvements being carried out at the A49 Ballynahinch Road,  B6 Saintfield Road and  B178 Comber road junctions, Lisburn

The work is off peak between 09.30 and 16.00 daily

Temporary traffic signals are in place for the safety of all road users. Unfortunately due to the complicated nature of the traffic management delays of  up to 10 minutes are being experienced.

Drivers should be aware of the works and if possible use an alternative route.

10/02/2016 10:36:35

Temporary Closure of B175 Ballylough Rd, Castlewellan

The B175 Ballylough Road, Castlewellan will be temporarily closed from Monday 15th February 2016 to Friday 25th March 2016, Monday to Saturday 09:00hrs to 16:30hrs (note: the road will be open overnight and on Sundays).

Traffic is being diverted via A25 Ardnabannon Road / Castlewellan Road, A24 Newcastle Road / Drumaness Road and B175 Spa Road / Dunmore Road / Edendarriff Road / Ballylough Road.

The closure is to facilitate carriageway resurfacing work.

Expect delays when travelling in this area.

26/01/2016 18:41:48

B102 Stewartstown Road - Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme

As part of the Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme there will be temporary lane closures on Stewartstown Road from the junction with Finaghy Road North, for approximately 2km, to Michael Ferguson Roundabout.  Road users should expect delays during the works.

Works are planned in the area throughout 2016


26/01/2016 18:40:56

Strangford Lough Ferry Service

In County Down, the Strangford Lough Ferry will run with a 7.5 ton weight restriction until further notice. There will also be an extra 7:15am sailing from Portaferry Monday to Friday until then.


05/01/2016 19:23:20

Driving in Adverse Weather

Weather conditions at this time of year bring a number of hazards for the road user including ice, snow, excess surface water and debris from high winds. The police have offered the following advice:

  • Allow extra time for your journey
  • Slow down and leave plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
  • Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock, ease off the brakes.
  • Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists and always clear all ice and snow off the car windows before setting out.
  • Drive slowly on snow in the highest gear possible.
  • Never overtake snowploughs or gritting lorries. The drivers have limited visibility, and you're likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
  • Do not assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget