Welcome to TrafficwatchNI

The information on this website is provided by Transport NI of the Department for Infrastructure 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

27/08/2016 16:48:33

General Traffic News

This service is now closed. Live traffic updates will resume on Tuesday 30th August 2016.

For ' Emergency News' and information on ongoing incidents click on the blue button to the left of the screen. 


27/08/2016 16:47:34

August bank holiday weekend travel advice

From the PSNI:

Belfast Traffic and travel information Sunday 28th August

Road users are advised to expect some delays in the Clifton Street and North Queen Street areas of Belfast between 2pm and 5pm.  

25/08/2016 17:01:38

Major Maintenance Works M3 Lagan Bridge 12 Aug - 21 Oct 2016

Major maintenance work on the M3 Lagan Bridge will begin on the 12 August 2016 and is expected to cause delays during nine weekend closures. 

The work will take place on all four main carriageways of the M3 extending from the junction with the Westlink and the M2 at York Street to the junction with the A2 at Sydenham Bypass, and involves replacing the bridge expansion joints and resurfacing. 

To complete the works lane closures will be in operation over nine weekends from 12 August - 21 October.

From 11.00 pm on Friday 9 September until 6.00 am on Monday 12 September and from 11.00 pm on Friday 16 September until 6.00 am on Monday 19 September, approaching from Bridge End / Middlepath Street direction the Middlepath Street On-Slip, M3 westbound and the Nelson Street Off-Slip will be closed

The diversion route will include Bridge End, Queens Bridge, Ann Street, Victoria Street, Dunbar Link and York Street.

25/08/2016 08:57:34

A20 Alberbridge Road. Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme


As part of the Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme there will be temporary lane closures on the Albertbridge Road, from the junction with Castlereagh Street to the Newtownards Road. Road users should expect delays during the works.


Works are planned in the area until Spring 2017.

22/08/2016 14:11:48

Church Road, Holywood - Temporary Closure 22 - 28 August

Church Road, Holywood will be closed to through traffic from its junction with Demesne Road to Brook Street from 8.00am on Monday 22nd August 2016 to 6.00pm on Sunday 28th August 2016.

This closure is necessary to facilitate an NIE upgrade scheme within the Holywood area and local access shall be maintained throughout.

17/08/2016 14:05:02

NIE cable works East Belfast/Dundonald

Traffic management update: 13th August 2016

In order for the Ulster Hospital to provide vital services for the community into the future it needs to upgrade its electricity connection.

Transport NI has provided NIE Networks with a window of summer 2016 to complete the majority of these works. An underground cable will be laid from the Upper Newtownards Road to Park Avenue. The current phase of work involves trench excavation within Kings Road progressing towards Old Dundonald Road. Traffic management schemes will be in place to facilitate this work.

Works over the next fortnight:

  • 15 - 20 August: Work will continue along the King's Road. One lane will be closed, and traffic management will be in place from Granton Park towards the roundabout at the Ice Bowl.
  • 21 - 26 August: Work will continue from Old Dundonald Road across the roundabout at the Ice Bowl. The excavation and reinstatement works will be carried out in 2 phases with traffic management in place until Friday 26 August. The traffic management will be removed on 26 August to allow unrestricted access over the bank holiday weekend.

  • 30 August - 4 September: Works will resume after the bank holiday weekend and continue along Old Dundonald Road. One lane will be closed, and traffic management will be in place from the roundabout at the Ice Bowl to the junction of East Link Road.

Project Contacts  - Morrow Contracts 028 9079 8202 - NIE Networks 03457 643 643 

17/08/2016 14:04:58

Co Londonderry Road Closure B160 Ballyronan Road Magherafelt

B160 Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt will be closed for a period of 16 days between its junction with the B181 Ballymulligan Road to its junction with the U5303 Meadowbank Road. The road closure will facilitate carriageway construction works in association with the Magherafelt Bypass scheme and will commence at 19.00 hrs on Tuesday 02nd August to 06.00 hrs on Wednesday 17th August. 

The diversion route will be signposted via: B160 Ballyronan Road, Ballyronan, B18 Shore Road,  B18 Ballyronan Road, C560 Aughrim Road,  U5146 Fairhill Road, B160 Ballyronan Road and vice versa.

Motorists should be aware that some delay will occur ( 15 mins +) and that additional time should be allowed when planning their journey on this route.

02/08/2016 11:20:26

Major stabilisation scheme on the A25 Newry Road, Belleek

A major stabilisation scheme on the A25 Newry Road, Belleek, Co Armagh near the junction with the Cavanakill Road will commence on 25th July for 10 weeks.

In order to facilitate the works, lane closures and a short road closure will be required to complete the works.   The dates of the planned closures will be published in advance.

Road users are asked to obey the signage at all times and to continue to cooperate with site personnel in the interests of safety whilst these improvement works are being carried out.

Road users should expect some delays and additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys in this area.

02/08/2016 11:20:26

Road Closures in L'derry & Strabane - Surface Dressing Works

Carriageway Surface Dressing operations will take place in Londonderry and Strabane areas on U and C Class routes between Monday 20th June and Friday 19th August 2016


  • Road closures for surface dressing are generally of short duration. The work is weather dependant and may occur on any day within the specified period.
  • Diversionary routes will not be signposted. If further information is required please contact TNI Tel. 02871382982
  • Emergency services, school buses and local access will be accommodated at all times.


02/08/2016 11:20:37

Ravenhill Rd Belfast Sewer Improvement Scheme Re-commences

June 2016 - NI Water has informed us that an essential Sewer Improvement Scheme will re-commence on the existing brick sewer on the Ravenhill Road in South Belfast. This is a continuation of the work completed in the area last Summer. The work is required to repair and renew the existing sewers in poor condition and will help reduce the risk of flooding.

Stage 1 of this major project is located between Park Road and Broughton Gardens commencing 20 June 2016 and will continue until early August 2016. During this time, a single traffic lane will be operational on the Ravenhill Road, with a traffic light system in place to control traffic flows. In order to improve traffic flows on the Ravenhill Road during this time, it will be necessary to close Park Road at its junction with the Ravenhill Road. Access for residents will be maintained via the Ormeau Road end of Park Road.

Stage 2 of the project which is located between Ravenhill Avenue and Ormeau Embankment is planned for August 2016. It will be possible to maintain two-way traffic flow for some of this section by making use of the central area of the road. However, a period of single lane traffic, with traffic light controls will also be necessary.

For this section of work some side street closures will also be required for approximately two weeks, affecting London Street, Dublin Street, Toronto Street and Delaware Street, these streets will be closed at the Ravenhill Road end.

During July and August, working hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm and weekend work will only be necessary to ensure completion before the end of the school holiday period. The Ravenhill Road will remain open at all times throughout the overall programme of work, with one lane in operation and two-way traffic flow controlled by temporary traffic lights 24 hours a day.

NI Water and their contractor Graham Construction will continue to liaise closely with Transport NI and would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while this essential improvement work is carried out. 

Customer queries should be directed to Waterline: 03457 440088. Please quote “Graham Construction Ravenhill Road/Park Road Sewer Repair Work.”

23/05/2016 10:35:36

A1002 Buncrana Road, Londonderry

Off-peak lane closures are currently in operation on the A1002 Buncrana Road, Londonderry, from Racecourse Road to Pennyburn Roundabout.  Diversions are in place.  Please leave extra time for your journey.

29/02/2016 11:50:34

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


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