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NI Water Works - Ravenhill Road, Belfast
In Belfast, NI Water is currently repairing and renewing existing sewers in poor condition on Ravenhill Road. Temporary traffic lights are in place continuously until the end of August 2015 between Park Road and Rosetta Roundabout. Expect delays especially at peak times.
Roadworks at A2 Gransha Rd Roundabout, Bangor (Phase 2).
The scheme to upgrade streetlighting, pedestrian and cycle facilities and provide traffic signal control on the Gransha Road Roundabout, Bangor will re-commence on 27 July 2015 and will carry on until 21 August 2015.The works include the carriageways leading to and from Gransha Rd roundabout which will be restricted to a single lane traffic flow.
A32 Cornagrade Road - Enniskillen
In County Fermanagh, the A32 Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen is closed (town centre direction only) at Johnston Bridges until Friday 28th August due to roadworks.
A diversion is in operation via A32 Irvinestown Rd, A32 Forthill St, Gaol Square, A4 Friths Pass, and Wellington Rd.
Delays are expected so please allow extra time for your journey when travelling in this area.
B23 Hospital Road (Hillhall Road) Closure
In Belfast, the B23 Hospital Road (Hillhall Road) is closed until 2 August to allow major sewer laying, road widening, service relocation, creation of right turn lane and entrance into the proposal redevelopment of the old Belvoir Park Hospital site. The closure being required for safety reasons.
Traffic between Belfast and Lisburn on the B23 will be diverted via the Drumbeg Rd, Upper Malone Road and A55 Milltown Road. Drivers should allow additional time for there journey as the diversion route is likely to be congested. Drivers should also consider using alternative routes such as M1 Junction 2 (Stockmans lane) and the A1 Queensway / Kingway through Dunmurry.
NOTE: access to businesses along Hillhall Road and Ballylesson Road is maintained from the Lisburn direction.
Belfast Pride 2015
The 2015 Belfast Pride Parade will takes place this weekend, Saturday 1st August 2015. 15000 are estimated to partake in the main parade, leaving from Custom House Square at approximately 11am. The route will take in several streets within the city centre, including High St; Bridge St; Waring St; Donegall St; Royal Ave; Donegall Place; Donegall Sq Nth; Donegall Sq East; Donegall Sq Sth; Howard St; Upper Queen St; Queen St; Castle St; Castle Place, finishing once again at Custom House Square at around 1:30pm. Police will be implementing several ‘rolling closures’ along the route to allow for the safe progression of the parade. Festivities will continue in and around the sq to around 8pm that evening.
Motorists should be aware that aside from those participating in the parade, spectator volume is expected to be very high also, with a further 30000 estimated. Delays should be expected and police are asking road users to exercise caution & to be mindful pedestrian movement in the area around the event.
For further information, visit the Belfast Pride website here.
Festival of Flight - Newcastle 8 August
In County Down, the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight is expected to attract around 100,000 visitors into Newcastle on Saturday 8 August with the main air display starting from 3pm.
- Friday 7 Aug Castle Park will be closed from 8.00am until late Saturday 8 August
- Public Car Parking is available at the normal locations with the exception of Castle Park
- Free Park & Ride will operate from Northfield site on Castlewellan Road, so follow the signs on approach to Newcastle
- Free Park & Walk is available from Dundrum Road so follow the signs on approach to Newcastle
See programme for map and further details. Expect delays in and around Newcastle due to the anticipated volume of traffic attending the airshow. Allow extra time for your journey. Consider alternative routes.