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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.
Lane Closures - M2 Motorway
Due to VMS upgrade works on several motorway gantries, the following closures will be in operation starting Wednesday 23 April 23:00 and ending Thursday 24 April 06:00:
• M2 Belfast Bound J1 On-slip: closed from Fortwilliam Roundabout to M2 Motorway.
• M2 Belfast Bound Lanes 1 & 2: closed from J1 Fortwilliam to Duncrue Street.
• M2 Belfast Bound Duncrue St. Off-slip: from M2 Motorway to Duncrue Street.
• M2 Belfast Bound Nelson St. Off-slip: from M2 Motorway to Nelson Street.
Road users are advised that signed diversions will be in place throughout and should allow additional time for their journey.
Roads Service apologies for any delay and inconvenience that this may cause to the travelling public and appreciates your cooperation while this upgrade work is carried out.
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.
Ballynahinch 10k Run
In Ballynahinch, Co Down, some 750 people will be taking part in a 10k and 5k running event on Saturday 26 April between 2pm and 4pm approximately. Starting at the Square, part of the route will include A24 Church Road, Spa Road, B7 Dromore Road. Expect some delays.
Youth Organisations Parade - Lisburn
In Lisburn on Saturday 26 April at 2:30pm, there will be a Parade of Youth Organisations from the Civic Centre along Queens Bridge, Queens Road, Seymour Street, Castle Street, Railway Street and ending at the Magheralave Road entrance to Wallace Park where an open air concert will begin at 3pm. Expect some delays and extra traffic in the area.