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In Belfast traffic is busy on:
- M1 from J3 Blacks Road to J6 Saintfield Road
- M2 approaching Nelson St
- Ormeau Road in both directions
- Westlink towards York St
- Stockmans Lane towards the M1
Elsewhere, there are no reports of unusual delays.
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Emergency Road Closure - Ravenhill Rd, Belfast
In Belfast, a closure on Ravenhill Road, between Rosetta Roundabout and Ormeau Embankment, remains in place for emergency work to repair a large void discovered under the carriageway close to Park Rd. Diversion in place via Ormeau Road (city bound) and the Ormeau Embankment (country bound).
Upper Newtownards Road - Widening Scheme
In East Belfast, widening of the Upper Newtownards Road in connection with The Belfast Rapid Transit scheme is taking place between the Sandown Road and Knock Road and will continue until the autumn. Lane closures will be in place between the peak periods. Road users should allow extra time for their journey as delays are expected.
Craigantlet Hill Climb
In North Down, through traffic should avoid the B170 Ballymiscaw Road on Saturday 2 August due to the Craigantlet Hill climb. Part of the Ballymiscaw Road will be closed from 7:30am to 7:30pm between Glenmachen Road and Ballyregan Road.
The Craigantlet Hillclimb is a British Hillclimb Championship event that sees powerful, 600 bhp-plus, single-seater cars speeding in excess of 150mph as they approach the top of the climb.
Events Belfast City Centre - Saturday 2 August
Two events in Belfast on Saturday 02 August 2014 will attract large numbers of people into the city centre
- The Belfast Pride Festival parade will take place between 12 noon and 1:30pm with an estimated 15000 participants. Starting and finishing at Custom House Square, the route includes High Street, Bridge Street, Donegall Street, Royal Avenue, Donegall Place, Donegall Square East, Howard Street, Upper Queen Street, Queen Street, Castle Street and High Street.
- A concert in the grounds of the City Hall will take place between 2pm and 6pm as part of Féile an Phobail.
Police will seek to keep traffic moving where possible; however, motorists are being advised that delays should be expected.
Band Parades - Dungiven
In County Londonderry, band parades are scheduled to take place in Dungiven on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August. The route includes the A6 Main Street (part of the Belfast to Londonderry road).
On Saturday evening, bands are expected to parade from about 7pm to 9.30pm through the centre of the town.
Sunday’s event is scheduled to take place between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Police are advising motorists to allow extra time or seek alternative routes during these periods