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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

27/07/2016 11:46:33

General Traffic News

In Greater Belfast traffic busy on 

  • leaving the A12 Westlink at Divis Street - and Divis Street towards Millfield  

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


21/07/2016 18:49:23

NIE cable works East Belfast - Gilnahirk

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.

Work over the next two weeks will take place on:

  • 18-24 July: Cabin Hill Park to Gilnahirk Road

  • 25-31 July: Gilnahirk Road to Kings Link

Traffic management schemes will be in place to facilitate this work. Motorists should expect delays in these locations. The Contractor doing the works is Morrow Contracts tel 028 90 79 82 02


20/07/2016 14:45:35

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.

18/07/2016 13:53:12

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.”

20/06/2016 16:21:23

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 29th July 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.


20/06/2016 15:47:39

Road Closures in Fermanagh & Omagh - Surface Dressing Works

Carriageway Surface Dressing operation will take place in Fermanagh and Omagh East Section Area on U and C Class routes between Monday 23rd May and Friday 29th July 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 John Farley 07711 678863
  • Emergency services, school buses and local access will be accommodated at all times.


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


25/07/2016 12:53:39

2016 Skiffie World Racing, Strangford, 24th to 30th July

The 2016 Skiffie World Racing competition is being hosted in Delamont Country Park and Strangford village from 24th to 30th of July 2016.  There will be a week of racing events ending with a celebration event and festival in Strangford village on Saturday 30th July 2016 between 11:00hrs and 19:00hrs.

As a result there is anticipated to be the potential for traffic disruption affecting the main routes in/out of Strangford (A25 & A2) as well as delays to ferry traffic on Saturday 30th July.  Visitors are being advised to use the free park and ride facility which will be in operation at Castleward as there is no additional parking capacity in the village on the Saturday.    Those wishing to travel on the Strangford Ferry are being advised to plan their journey and be aware of the potential for delays.

A traffic management plan has been put in place to assist traffic progression, minimise disruption.  The following are key points of the plan:

  • Additional parking restrictions will be in place on key routes in Strangford to ensure the safe flow of local and ferry traffic;
  • Parking within Strangford village is limited and dirvers are being encouraged to use the free Park & Ride facility location which will be sign posted off the main A25 at Castleward.
  • The free park and ride will operate from Castleward on Saturday 30th July between 11:00hrs and 19:00hrs.  This will include minibuses with wheel chair access running regionally throughout the day to/from Strangford Village with the drop off/collection point in Strangford located at the main bus stop in The Square;
  • Visitors travelling to the event from Portaferry, by ferry, are being encouraged to travel as foot passengers; and
  • Further information is available at: www.strangfordlough.org

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