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East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper N`ards Rd & Knock Rd
NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.
Two key elements of the work will be carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road between June and September 2017.
- A lane closure is in place on the Upper Newtownards Road in both directions and there is no right turn into Knock road local diversons in place.
- A lane closure is also in place on Knock Road (heading towards the Castlereagh Road) for 8 weeks between the Kings Road and the Comber Greenway (to Friday 28th July 2017).
Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.
NI Water have a web page which gives the background and general information on the scheme: NIW
A5 Curr Rd, Omagh - Temporary Traffic Control 19 to 25 June
A5 Curr Road, Omagh - Temporary Traffic Control 19th to 25th June 2017 from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily.
Traffic Control will operate on A5 Curr Road Omagh from Junction with Greenmount Road to Junction with Roscavey Road commencing Monday 19 June to Sunday 25 June 2017 from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily to facilitate resurfacing works being carried out by DfI Roads contractor.
Delays are expected and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys when travelling in this area.
Ballymena Town Centre Resurfacing Scheme 19 June - 7 July
Subject to favourable weather a resurfacing scheme will commence in Ballymena Town Centre on Monday 19th June and continue until Friday 7th July 2017.
A detailed Temporary Traffic Management plan has been developed which will allow the works to be carried out safely while keeping disruption to a minimum.
- Ballymoney Street/Thomas Street – Full road closure - from 7pm until 6:30am daily – Monday 19 June until Wednesday 21 June and from 10pm Thursday 22 June until 6:30am Friday 23 June.
- Wellington Street – Full road closure - 7pm until 6:30am daily - Sunday 25 June until Thursday 29 June.
- Church Street/Bridge Street – Full road closure – from 7pm until 6:30am daily – Sunday 2 July until Thursday 6 July.
- Ballymoney Street/Church Street – Full road closures - from 10pm Thursday 06 July until 6:30am Friday 7 July.
For more information please click on the link: Ballymena
Belfast - Belsonic 2017 - Ormeau Park
Belsonic 2017 continues on Thursday 22nd June 2017 with a concert taking place between 6.00pm - 11.00pm.
In the interests of public safety, traffic restrictions will be implemented on Ormeau Embankment during the event.
Traffic delays can be expected in the Ormeau Road/ Ravenhill Road areas between 5pm-8pm and 10.30pm-11.45pm. For more information please visit the Belsonic website.
Belfast Kennedy Way Roundabout
Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project will begin at the start of July 2017.
For more information please click: Kennedy Way Roundabout
Co Down - A1 Slip Roads - Hillsborough Castle New Car Park
Co Down - Works commence Tuesday 13 June 2017 to construct Slip Roads into and out of the new car park for Hillsborough Castle on the A1 Hillsborough Road / Bypass on the south bound carriageway.
The works take place between the Hillsborough Roundabout and the Pantridge Link grade separated junction, with the hard shoulder being closed in the vicinity of the works and a 50mph temporary speed limit in place.
Work is expected to take up to 15 weeks to complete (although the carpark is not expected to become operational until late 2018)
- A free vehicle recovery vehicle call out will operate over the section of the southbound carriageway, in the vicinity of the works.
Motorists are asked to allow additional time for their journey and take extra care in the vicinity of the works.
Co Down - Newry - A28 Belfast Road Resurfacing Scheme
A temporary one-way system from New Street to Damolly roundabout will be implemented from Monday 12 June to facilitate the completion of a £350,000 resurfacing scheme for the A28 Belfast Road Newry.
- The one-way system will divert traffic via A28 onto A27 Armagh Road arriving at Newry Court House.
- HGV traffic which will be diverted via the A1 onto the Dublin Road to access Newry City.
For future information please click on the link: Newry
Surface Dressing Strabane Area, 19 June to 25 August 2017
The Department of Infrastructure wishes to advise road users that Surface Dressing operations will be carried out at various locations throughout the Strabane area during the period Monday 19 June to Friday 25 August 2017.
The work will result in short duration road closures whilst the Surface Dressing operation is being carried out.
The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused to road users
New on iOS & Android - Belfast Metro Bus Tracker App
Department for Infrastructure and Translink have launched an App for real time bus information at all Metro bus stops called Belfast Bus Tracker.
The App gives immediate access to real time information about bus services across the Metro network in the Greater Belfast area.
Using the built-in GPS features of your smart phone to work out where you are, the App will provide real time, audio and visual public transport information whilst at the bus stop, at home, at work or on the move.
The App is available now to download for free from iOS and Android App Stores
The App features allow you to:
- Save your favourite stops;
- Follow your bus on its route to your stop;
- Find bus stops by address or near your current location; and
- Check current and future bus schedules.
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. BRT will provide fast and reliable services connecting East and West Belfast, Titanic Quarter and key locations of economic and social activity in the city centre and along the BRT corridors.
For the latest news please click on the link: BRT