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Queens Road - Lisburn
In Lisburn, Queens Road is closed between Unuion Bridge Roundabout and Wallace Avenue to facilitate the Lisburn Power Stage of the Circuit of Ireland Rally. Diversions are in place, expect delays and allow extra time for your journey.
In East Belfast, the traffic lights are not working on Short Strand at its junction with Mountpottinger Link. Approach with care.
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Cashless Payment System For Car Parks
A cashless payment system is now available in all Roads Service Pay and Display off-street car parks and on-street charged parking locations in Northern Ireland, for more details click here.
A2 Warrenpoint Road, Rostrevor
Emergency temporary repairs continue on the A2 Warrenpoint road, Rostrevor. The road is open to single file traffic under temporary traffic signal control and will remain so until all necessary repair work is completed.
A diversion remains in place via B7 Burren, Mayobridge , Rathfriland, Hilltown and B25 Rostrevor. An alternative route is also available via Rostrevor, Hilltown, Rathfriland, Newry and Warrenpoint.
Motorists travelling in the South Down area should plan their journeys appropriately and allow additional times for their journeys. In particular motorists travelling to and from Kilkeel should avoid travelling via Warrenpont.
Circuit of Ireland Rally 2014
The final stages of the Circuit of Ireland Rally takes place today. Expect extra traffic in areas concerned, check the itinery and map for further details. Rally stages held at different times during the day in following areas:
- Kinallen area south of Dromore (Bulls Brook stage)
- Between Banbridge and Rathfriland (Bronte Homeland stage)
- Between Dromore and Moira (Gregorlough stage)
- Lisburn stage at the Civic Centre (Queens Road will be closed from Wallace Avenue to Union Bridge Roundabout between 11am and 5:30pm approximately)
The rally cars will use Titanic Quarter in Belfast as a ‘base’ only and the public are welcome to view the vehicles and support logistics. Public car parking areas will be clearly signed. Parking restrictions on Queens Road, particularly in relation to the cycle lane, should be strictly observed.
Band Parade - Randalstown
In County Antrim, there will be traffic disruption in the Randalstown area on Saturday 19 April from 7pm until around 10pm due to a band parade taking place in the town.
The town will be closed to traffic during the parade and a number of signposted diversions will be in place.
There will be parking restrictions in place in Randalstown on Saturday evening and those attending the parade are asked not to park in the vicinity of Station Road or Beechmount area.
Finally police would advise anyone not attending the event to avoid the area and seek an alternative route.
Parades - Falls Road
In West Belfast, road users should expect delays and/or diversions on the Falls Road as a number of Easter parades will be taking place between the Grosvenor Road and Milltown Cemetery on Sunday 20 April between 11am and 4pm approximately.
Giro d'Italia (9 May to 11 May 2014).
One of the worlds foremost cycling events the Giro d'Italia will take place between Friday 9th May and Sunday 11th May 2014.
For full details of the route and the event including Road Closures and How to Get There please click here.
The Big Italian Bike Ride (Sun 4th May)
The Big Italian Bike Ride is 3 cycle races of various lengths that will start and finish at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on Sunday 4th May 2014:
Race 1 (Gran Corto 225km) departs 07:00 - 08:00 and the course includes:
A6 to Glengormley - Templepatrick - Antrim - A26 to Ballymena - then onto Glarryford - Ballymoney - A2 to Bushmills - Ballycastle - Carnlough - Larne - Whitehead - Carrickfergus - Odyssey, Belfast. Click here for route map.
Race 2 (Medio Corto 135km) departs 08:25 - 09:35 and the course includes:
As Gran Corto to Ballymena then A42 to Broughshane - Munie Road to Glenarm - A2 to Larne - Whitehead - Carrickfergus - Odyssey, Belfast. Click here for route map.
Race 3 (Corto Fondo 87km) departs 09:30 - 10:30 and the course includes:
A6 to Glengormley - Templepatrick - then on to Parkgate - Doagh - Ballyclare - Larne (via Ballyboley Road) - A2 to Whitehead - Carrickfergus - Odyssey, Belfast. Click here for route map.
There will be no road closures but the route will be heavily sign posted and marshalled. Drivers are urged to allow extra time for their journey, reduce their speed and take extreme caution on the 3 routes during the event. Event participants are requested to read the Cycling Uster Guide Lines for safety guidance.
Easter Monday in Bangor
In North Down, Bangor will be holding a carnival parade at 3pm as part of its Easter Monday festivities. Starting and finishing at the Town Hall, the parade will proceed along Main Street, Bridge Street, High Street and Hamilton Road. Expect extra traffic in the town during the day.