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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.

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21/10/2016 21:00:16

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21/10/2016 15:48:44

Major Maintenance Works M3 Lagan Bridge Aug - Oct 2016

Further roadworks are planned for this weekend on the M3 Lagan Bridge

From 11.00 pm Friday 21st October until 6.00 am on Monday 24th October 2016 - the mainline of the M3 will be closed West bound (towards the M2) from the Sydenham Bypass to the M2. However the Middlepath Street On-slip and Nelson Street off-slip will remain open. 

Based on experience of recent closures it is anticipated that these roadworks are likely to cause extensive delays in the area and drivers should ensure they leave adequate time for their journeys, particularly if travelling to George Best Belfast City Airport from East Belfast and North Down. 


21/10/2016 15:48:44

Pumpkinfest, Castleward Sat 22

Pumpkinfest takes place at Castleward near Strangford on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October 2016 between 12:00 to 17:00. 

Some traffic delays on the main A25 between Downpatrick and Strangford are possible including the potential for delays to ferry traffic.

21/10/2016 11:33:40

The Runher Event - Titanic Quarter - Sunday 23rd October

The Runher Event ( a 5 & 10K walk, jog, run event ) will take place this weekend in Titanic Quarter and Airport Road areas from 11am – approx. 2pm on Sunday 23 Oct 2016.

Around 1200 people will participate.

Some traffic delays are probable however traffic will be able to enter and exit the estate via Tillysburn/Holywood Exchange


20/10/2016 18:21:51

Ballymiscaw Road Closed 24th Oct - 5th Nov for Resurfacing

Ballymiscaw Road, Holywood will be closed for resurfacing from Whinney Hill to Church Road from Monday 24th October 2016 to Saturday 5th November 2016, excluding Sunday 30th October 2016. The closure will be in place each day from 09:30 to 18:00.

The diversion route will be via Whinney Hill Road, Bangor Road and Church Road. Local access will be maintained throughout.

20/10/2016 15:49:22

NIE Works East Belfast Kings Road / East Link Road

NIE are in the final phase of the Ulster Hospital connection project. Traffic flow will be maintained in both directions throughout. NIE will be excavating joint holes to install cables and join them together. The trenches installed over the summer allow us to complete this project with minimum disruption.

Where NIE are working there will be signage and barriers for several days to facilitate the cable installation works. The dates and locations we will be commencing work are outlined below:

  • Friday 21st October – Final re-instate works on East Link Road
  • Saturday 22nd October – All traffic control removed

This completes the majority of the excavation on the Kings Road / East Link Road with only minor works assoc with testing left to be completed.

Project Contacts Morrow Contracts 028 9079 8202 NIE Networks 03457 643 643 Find out more at nienetworks.co.uk/ulsterhospital

20/10/2016 15:49:21

A20 Albertbridge Road. Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme

As part of the Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme there will be temporary lane closures on the Albertbridge Road, from the junction with Castlereagh Street to the Newtownards Road. Road users should expect delays during the works - Works are planned in the area until Spring 2017


20/10/2016 15:49:20

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


19/10/2016 13:05:55

Ciclovia Belfast Sunday 30th October 2016

On Sunday 30 October from 09.00 to 13.00 College Park, Botanic Avenue, Dublin Road, Bedford Street, Donegall Square West will be closed to traffic for a cycling event between Botanic Gardens and the City Hall.

19/10/2016 13:05:50

Holywood Exchange - Decathlon Event - Sunday 6th November

A Decathlon Event will take place in the vicinity of Holywood Exchange and Airport Road on Sunday 6th November 2016. 

Traffic delays are likely between 0900 and  1130

Start time : 09:30am – 11am

Route - Start / Finish @ Decathlon Store - Holywood Exchange - route exits Holywood Exchange at roundabout by IKEA - past Sainsburys / B&Q, through Tillysburn Gate - Moscow Rd - Bombardier - follows Airport Rd West back through Tillysburn Gate - over the roundabout and then left to Finish by Decathlon Store

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