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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

14/08/2018 17:57:12

General Traffic News

In Garavagh: PSNI advise road uses of a road traffic collision on the Kilrea Road close to the junction of Fort Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route, if possible.

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on the following routes:-

  • M1 leaving Belfast towards Junction 3 - Blacks Road
  • Leaving the M2 at Nelson Street
  • A12 Westlink in both directions
  • A2 Sydenham Bypass from M3 Lagan Bridge towards Dee Street in the Bangor Direction
  • Boucher Road in both directions
  • Queens Road towards Sydenham Road
  • Sydenham Road towards Station Street
14/08/2018 13:21:15

Belfast - Donegall Road - CLOSED - 13-17 Aug

In West Belfast the Donegall Road - CLOSED Daily 9:30 to 16:30 from Monday 13th August 2018 to Friday 17th August for resurfacing works.

  • Section Donegall Road from Falls Road to Roundabout at Park Centre

Traffic will be diverted via:

  • Falls Road - Grosvenor Road - Slip Road – West Link - Slip Road – Roundabout - Donegall Road
  • Roundabout – Slip Road – West Link – Slip Road – Grosvenor Road – Falls Road – Donegall Road
14/08/2018 13:21:24

Co Antrim - A6 Castledawson By-Pass Project

A6 Moneynick Road from M22 J3 into Randalstown – Full Closure (Both Directions) Sun 1 July to Sun 2 September 2018

Non Motorway Traffic Permitted on M22 Belfast City Bound from M22 J3 to M22 J2 (1 July to 2 Sept 2018 Only)

  • Belfast City Bound Diversion via M22, M22 J2, Randalstown Main Street
  • Toome Bound Diversion via Staffordstown Road, Drumderg Roundabout at Toome
  • Gallagh Road is Closing Monday 16 July - Permanent
  • Derrygowan Road (from A6 Junction to Greenan Road Junction) is Closing Monday 16 July – For 8 Months
14/08/2018 13:21:24

Co Antrim - A26 Moira Rd Glenavy - Weekend Closures

Co Antrim - the A26 Moira Road will be closed from Glenavy village to Gobranna Road for resurfacing on the following dates in the next few weeks 

  • 0600hrs on Saturday 18 August to 0500hrs on Monday 20 August
  • 0500hrs on Saturday 1 September to 0500hrs on Monday 3 September

A diversion route will be in place on these dates using the following roads:- 

  • A26 Moira Rd,  Moira roundabout, A3 Lisburn Rd, A3 Moira Rd, Knockmore Rd, Prince William Rd, Derriaghy Rd, Pond Park Rd East, Leathamstown Rd, Dundrod Rd, Nutts corner roundabout and A26 Moira Rd.

This is a main route to Belfast International Airport and road users are asked to plan their journey and allow extra time if heading to the airport for a departure or making a pick up.

14/08/2018 09:26:54

M2 & Duncrue St - Left Turn Unavailable until 23 Sept

Belfast - leaving the M2 at J1 Duncrue Street the citybound off-slip lane into Duncrue Street is now coned off and a left turn movement is no longer available at this junction from Monday 6th August through to Sunday 23rd September 23:00 (Continuously) 

Road Users wishing to turn onto Duncrue Street Northbound will need to follow the signed diversion along:-

  • Duncrue Street > Whitla Street > Garmoyle Street > Dock Street >Nelson Street > Great Georges Street > York Street, >Dock Street > Nelson Street.

The left turn closure is required to facilitate roadworks associated with the M2 Busway upgrade.

Road users should allow extra time for their journeys.

14/08/2018 09:26:54

East Belfast - A21 Upper N`ards Rd - Ballyhackamore

East Belfast (Ballyhackamore) the Upper Newtownards Road has been re-opened following a gas explosion earlier in the week. However a localised lane closure remains in place in the country bound direction in the vicinity of Sandown Road / Earlswood Road. Road users should exercise cautin in the area.

14/08/2018 09:26:53

Belfast: Ormeau Avenue - Sewer Upgrade

Belfast - Work continues on a £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road.

Work is currently ongoing at the following locations:-

Bankmore Street – Sewer laying continuing with a lane closure in operation.

Bankmore Square – Sewer laying continuing within the secured area, with access maintained to all businesses.

Dublin Road –Sewer laying works ongoing with a lane closure in place on the inside lane between Bruce Street and Bedford Street/Ormeau Avenue for a further 3 weeks.

Ormeau Avenue – we anticipate a major connection to the Blackstaff Culvert will be undertaken within the next week, this will involve night time work around the bottom of Adelaide Street due to the location, and the management of flows.

Hardcastle Street –Sewer laying works will commence Monday 13th August 2018. A road closure will be in place on Hardcastle Street between Bankmore Street and the NCP Car Park entrance on Hardcastle Street for approx. 8 weeks. Dublin Road Multi Storey car park will remain open during this time with access via Marcus Ward Street.

Alfred Street –Sewer laying works will commence on Monday 13th August 2018. A lane closure will be in place between Ormeau Avenue and Clarence Street for approximately 8 weeks with parking bays suspended within the working area. The cycle lane on Alfred Street will be closed during this time, with cyclists diverted onto Adelaide Street via Clarence Street. Parking bays will also be suspended along Adelaide Street to facilitate the temporary cycle lane.

All appropriate signage and diversion routes will be in place as appropriate during these works.

For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on email press.office@niwater.com


14/08/2018 09:26:52

East Belfast - Barnetts Road - Closed until 30th September

East Belfast - Barnetts Road, will remain closed between Kings Road and Thornhill Parade until Sunday 30th September 2018 for footway and carriageway widening works.

  • Traffic will be diverted via Kings Road – Knock Road - Upper Newtownards Road and Kings Road – Old Dundonald Road – East Link Road –  Upper Newtownards Road.
14/08/2018 09:26:51

Belfast - Great Georges Street Closed Overnight- September

Belfast - Great Georges Street Closed Overnight- September 2018

Full overnight closures on Great Georges Street Saturday 1st September 2018 at 20:00 to Monday the 3rd September 06:00

and Sunday 9th September 06:00 to Monday 10th September 06:00

Traffic will be diverted via:

1. Nelson Street – Dunbar Link – York Street – West Link

2. (M2 slip road at nelson street closed) M2 – Middlepath Street – Bridge End – Dalton Street – Slip Road at Nelson Street – Dunbar Link – York Street – West Link

06/08/2018 07:29:51

Scheme to Extend M1 & M2 Bus Lanes Commences 6 August 2018

Work is due to commence on 6 August to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes along the M1 and M2 motorways.

The scheme will begin by upgrading the existing bus lanes. It will be necessary to suspend their use while this work is carried out but they should be operational again by the autumn. Work on the new sections of bus lanes will then continue and should be complete by December 2018.

Temporary traffic management arrangements are required to carry out the works safely. They will generally consist of localised hard shoulder closures and temporary 50mph speed restrictions.  Some road or lane closures will also be needed at off peak times during evenings/ overnight on weekdays, as well as during weekends and these will be signed in advance.

02/08/2018 09:28:31

Belfast - A24 Saintfield Rd - Lane Closure Out of Town

Castlereagh - A24 Saintfield Road will have a continuous 24/7 lane closure heading out of town from Beechill Avenue to Cairnshill Road (travelling towards Carryduff) from From Monday 23 July until Friday 24 August. 

The lane closure is to facilitate utility work to construct a manhole and duct installation.

02/08/2018 09:28:36

Belfast - Rapid Transit Scheme

Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project that will create a new and dynamic public transport system for Belfast.

For the latest news please click on the link: BRT

02/08/2018 09:28:35

A26 Moira Road near Glenavy – footbridge resurfacing works

A26 Moira Road near Glenavy – footbridge and resurfacing works

  • Ongoing works during July and August.  A temporary 40mph speed limit has been introduced in the vicinity of the works and a temporary crossing point has been provided at the location for the duration the footbridge is removed to help pedestrians cross the road safely.  Motorists should take care of any pedestrians crossing the road at this location.
  • This is a route used for people travelling back and forwards to Belfast International Airport and we would advise those travelling on these dates to allow some extra time if getting a flight or picking somebody up.
26/07/2018 11:06:25

North Down Ballysallagh Rd Bangor Lane Closure 8 May-16 Aug

North Down - a lane closure is now in place on B170 Ballysallagh Road, Bangor from its junction with the Crawfordsburn Road and junction of the Holywood Road / Whinney Hill - for 14 weeks (16 August 2018). The lane closure is to facilitate the laying of a gas main.

Temporary traffic control will be in place, delays of up to 5 minutes are possible - Motorists are advised to allow extra time for journeys. 

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