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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.

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21/02/2018 20:56:15

General Traffic News

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Normal hours of operation are 07.30 – 21.00 Monday to Friday and 09.30 – 17.00 on Saturdays.
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21/02/2018 12:24:42

Co Londonderry - Coleraine - Waterside - Hazardous Building

Coleraine - Traffic restrictions remain in place at Waterside, Coleraine due to safety concerns over a hazardous building structure. Motorists are advised to expect delays in the area and seek an alternative route where possible - this situation is likely to remain until early March. 

21/02/2018 12:24:46

A6 Castledawson By-Pass, Lane Closure Fri Evening 23 Feb

Co Antrim A6 Castledawson By-Pass will have a lane closure, continuously this Friday evening  23 February from 18:30 to 22:00.

From a point 500m East of U5129 Bellshill Road to Its junction with U5131 Brough Road.

Traffic Control will be operation and delays of upto 15 minutes can be expected.

21/02/2018 12:24:46

A6 Castledawson By-Pass, Road Closure this weekend Fri - Mon

Co Antrim  A6 Castledawson By-Pass will have a continious Road Closure, this weekend from A6 Castledawson Roundabout to C557 Hillhead Road.

From 22:00 Friday 23 - 06:00 Monday 26 February.  A traffic diversion will be in place and delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.

19/02/2018 14:51:47

Co Antrim - A6 Castledawson - Road Closures Feb / March 2018

Co Antrim - A6 Castledawson: in connection with the A6 Castledawson By-Pass project essential closures will be in place each of the next four weekends in both directions from 22:00 hours Friday through to 06:00 hours on Monday from the A6 Castledawson Roundabout to C557 Hillhead Road on the dates detailed below:

  • 22:00 Friday 24th through to 06:00 Monday 26th February 
  • 22:00 Friday 2nd through to 06:00 Monday 5th March 
  • 22:00 Friday 9th through to 06:00 Monday 12th March 
  • 22:00 Friday 16th through to 06:00 Monday 19th March 

Diversions will be in place:-

  • Westbound diversion via Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magherafelt Bypass, Castledawson Roundabout
  • Eastbound diversion via Knockcloughrim, Hillhead Road, A6

Road users are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for journeys in this area.

19/02/2018 14:34:21

East Belfast - A20 Upper Newtownards Rd Feb Weekend Closures

East Belfast - in connection with the Belfast Rapid Transit project essential carriageway re-surfacing works on the A20 Upper Newtownards Road are scheduled to be carried out on five consecutive weekends from Saturday 27th January (and on the remaining dates as detailed below) 

It is proposed that on each weekend the works will start at 19:00 on Saturday night and continue through until Sunday night / Monday morning. However, we would hope that the works will be completed earlier than Monday morning. 

  • 19:00 on Saturday 24th – 06:00 on Monday 26th February   
  • Plus another to be confirmed 

During these times a diversion route will be in place from the Knock Road Junction and Comber Road Junction via Knock Road, Kings Road, Old Dundonald Road and Comber Road (and vice versa;).

Within the area of the works local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles only.

19/02/2018 14:34:19

West Belfast - Stewartstown Road - Feb Weekend Closures

West Belfast - in connection with the Belfast Rapid Transit project essential carriageway re-surfacing works on the Stewartstown Road will continue on a further two weekends during February and March 2018 on the dates detailed below:

  • 19:00 on Saturday 24th - 06:00 Monday 26th February
  • Plus another to be confirmed 

The road will be closed in both directions.

Within the area of the works local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles only.

16/02/2018 14:28:18

A6 Castledawson By-Pass Continious Lane Closure to 3rd March

Co Antrim -  A6 Castledawson By-Pass Roundabout will have a continious lane closure in place from 06:00 Monday 19th February to 22:00 Saturday 3rd March.

Traffic Control will be in operation but road users should expect delays and allow extra time for journeys.

16/02/2018 14:28:18

Roads Flooded in County Fermanagh.

Lough Erne water level is high due to heavy rain on Saturday 10 February 2018, as as a result

The following roads are currently inaccessible to cars and passable by agricultural vehicles only:

  • U9378 Rossmacaffrey Road, Lisnaskea
  • U9416 Drumcon Road, Lisnaskea
  • U9445 Kinmore Road, Lisnaskea

DfI Rivers are pumping at Derrychara Link Road Enniskillen and the road is being kept clear of water.

09/02/2018 17:32:41

A6 Toome By-Pass, Westbound (off-peak) Lane Closure

The west bound lane closure on A6 Toome By-Pass will continue until 23rd March 2018 during off-peak hours.

The closure is from 800m west of Brecart Roundabout to 600m east of Creagh Roundabout.

Traffic control will be in operation and delays are to be expected.

09/02/2018 13:38:22

East Belfast - Comber Greenway - Cyclists & Pedestrians

Work on a £350,000 widening scheme for the Comber Greenway is scheduled to commence on 18 January 2018.

The scheme will widen the existing Greenway between Holywood Arches and East Link Road, enhancing the experience for walkers and cyclists on this popular route. 

The Department has carefully programmed the work to take place in phases with the first section stretching from Holywood Arches to Sandown Road.

For further details click Comber Greenway 

06/01/2018 12:16:53

8 Jan - Newry Temp One-Way System Carnagat Rd to Monaghan St

Co Down - Newry -  Resurfacing works commence on Hospital Road in Newry from Monaghan Street Roundabout to the main entrance to Daisy Hill Hospital on Monday 8th January 2018 for approximately 8 weeks.

A temporary one-way system, from Carnagat Road to Monaghan Street, will operate for the duration of the works and on-street parking will be temporarily restricted.

North-west bound traffic will be diverted via Camlough Road and Carnagat Road. Diversionary routes will be signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.   

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

The Department has programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience.  However, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area especially when travelling to/from Daisy Hill Hospital.

For further information click here 


03/01/2018 10:03:43

M22 Contraflow at A6 Moneynick Road to April 2018

Motorists are advised that a contraflow system is in place on the M22 joining the A6 Moneynick Road until April 2018.

This is a necessary part of the ongoing A6 dual carriageway upgrade works. Road users should expect delays and leave extra time for journeys.

23/12/2017 09:56:32

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.

Current work locations:

  • Falls Rd/Andersonstown Rd (Whiterock Rd to Finaghy Road North) – Off-peak lane closures expected until May 2018
  • Upper Newtownards Road (Knock Rd to Dunlady Rd) – Full time Lane closures expected until June 2018
  • Stewartstown Rd (Michael Ferguson Roundabout to McKinstry Rd) – Off-peak lane closures expected until June 2018
  • City Centre(Oxford St & East Bridge St)  - Off-peak lane closures expected until June 2018
  • BRT Halts – Short length, off-peak lane closures on all BRT routes to accommodate construction of new halts until June 2018

For the latest news please click on the link: BRT

23/12/2017 09:56:32

Co Fermanagh - Traffic Control A34 Lisnagole Road, Lisnaskea

In Co Fermanagh Traffic Control will be in operation at Majors Bridge on the A34 Lisnagole Road, Lisnaskea from 20 November 2017 until further notice because of a weak bridge.

Delays are to be expected when travelling in this area.

18/11/2017 14:53:46

Belfast Flood Alleviation Works - Upper N`ards & Knock Roads

The main junction between Upper Newtownards Road and Knock Road has been reopened, however some lane closures remain in place between Earlswood Road and Ormiston Drive. Further information can be found here.

07/07/2017 14:35:42

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.  


07/07/2017 15:13:04

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.

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