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Belfast Rapid Transport - Falls Road
In Belfast, construction on the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) route on Divis Street and Falls Road between Millfield and Springfield Road is scheduled to begin on Monday 12 October and last approximately 12 months. Improvements include traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities, minor carriageway widening, carriageway and footway resurfacing, street lighting LED upgrades along the entire section. With a scheme of this size some inconvenience to road users and the local community is unavoidable. However, temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods. Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing.
Other Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) works ongoing on the Falls Road between Grosvenor Road and Whiterock Road are due to be completed later this month (October). BRT works ongoing on the Upper Newtownards Road between Albertbridge Road and Sandown Road are due to be completed in Spring 2016.
Resurfacing Works Malone Road, Belfast
In Belfast, resurfacing works are taking place on the Malone Road between Piney Hills and Stranmillis Road until mid November using off-peak lane closures.
Full road closures will be required on four weekends (17-18 October, 24-25 October, 7-8 November and 14-15 November ) from 7pm on Saturday to 10pm on Sunday. Signed diversion routes will be in operation. Road users should allow additional time.
Music Festival - Derrygonnely - 9 - 11 October
In County Fermanagh, the Eddie Duffy & Mick Hoy Memorial Traditional Music Festival takes place this weekend 9 to 11 October in Derrygonnelly. On Saturday there will be a vintage car parade from 1:45pm. On Sunday 11 October Main Street will be the venue for street entertainment between 2pm and 6pm. Expect extra traffic in the village over the weekend.
Tour of South Derry - 11 October
The Tour of South Derry charity cycle run will be held on Sunday 11 October.
Starting from Rossa Park, Magherafelt at 10am, around 500 participants will follow a route on main roads through Magherafelt, Moneymore, Desertmartin, Draperstown, Tobermore, Maghera, Swatragh and Knockloughrim.
Other road users exercise care if in the area.