Traffic Information Service
Portadown Rd, Tandragee CLOSED
A27 Portadown Rd, Tandragee has been closed due to a traffic collision. Avoid if possible.
General Traffic News
In Belfast. Traffic is slow on the following routes;
- M2 into town at Nelson St
- Westlink towards York St
- Sydenham Bypass out of town towards Dee St
- Upper Newtownards Rd towards Dundonald and Newtownards
No other incidents or unusual delays are reported.
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Culvert Replacement Works - Castlereagh Rd, Belfast
In East Belfast, DARD Rivers Agency are replacing a culvert on the Castlereagh Road at the Loop River (between Grand Parade and Orby Link). The work is expected to last until early September.
A lane closure will be in place for the duration of the works, however, two lanes will continue to operate in each direction at all times. Expect delays especially during the evening rush hour. See nidirect for more details.
The Tandragee 100 motor cycle race for 2015 takes place on the 1 and 2 May.
The circuit is located in County Armagh between Tandragee, Markethill and Armagh on public roads consisting of the Drumnamether Road, A51 Armagh Road, Cooleyhill Road and B3 Markethill Road.
On Friday 1 May circuit roads will be closed from 3.00pm to 9.30pm for practice. On Saturday 2 May roads will be closed from 10.00am to 7.00pm for racing.
If not attending the race, road users should seek other routes or allow extra time for diversions.
Tour of Ulster Cycle Event
The Tour of Ulster cycle event will take place on the Bank Holiday Weekend in May, from Friday 1st until Monday 4th. Around 150 elite cyclists will race along four stages between Belfast, Newry and Cookstown:
- Friday 1 May – Stage 1 in Stormont Estate, East Belfast at 7pm.
- Saturday 2 May - Stage 2 – starts 9:45am at Belfast (Malone Playing Fields, House of Sport) – then using main roads to Carryduff – Saintfield - Crossgar - Downpatrick – Clough - Castlewellan – through the Mournes via the B180 Bryansford Road, Spelga Dam, Kilkeel, Rostrevor and Hilltown – then Rathfriland, Mayobridge and Warrenpoint before finishing in Newry at the Greenbank Business Centre on the A2 Warrenpont Road by 2pm.
- Sunday 3 May - Stage 3 – starting at the Townhall, Newry 10:45am (there will be traffic restrictions leading up to the start) – then following main roads to Camlough - Newtownhamilton – Keady – Markethill – Hamiltonsbawn – Richill – Armagh – Caledon – Aughnacloy – Ballygawley – Whitebridge Road to Pomeroy - Donaghmore – then the A29 to finish at William Street in Cookstown by 2:30pm.
- Monday 4 May – Stage 4 - special circuit race at Cookstown along William Street – Orritor Road – Tulnacross Road – Flo Road – Omagh Road – Tullagh Road – Fairhill Road – James Street – William Street. Diversions will be in place from 8.45am until approximately 4pm in the Cookstown area. Disruption is expected in the Fountain Road, Molesworth Street, Union Street, Coagh Street and Old Town areas. A large crowd is expected in Cookstown to watch the event. Anyone wishing to travel through Cookstown should be mindful of the diversions and should use the Westland Road.
For stages 2 and 3, the cyclists will form a tight group and their progress will be accompanied by a rolling closure, so expect brief delays as the event passes any given part of the route. Further details of the route here.
Band Parade - Kilrea
In County Londonderry, a large band parade on Saturday 2 May will be held in Kilrea between 7:30pm and 10:30pm. The route includes B64 Maghera Street, A54 Coleraine Street, B64 Bridge Street and A54 Church Street. Expect delays if traveling through the village.
Belfast Marathon 2015 takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May. Over 17,500 runners are expected to participate on a course that is the same as the 2014 event.
Starting at City Hall at 9am and finishing at Ormeau Park, where the last runners are expected around 3:30pm, the route includes Albertbridge Road, Holywood Road, Sydenham By-Pass, High Street & Castle Street, Falls Road, Shankill Road, Oldpark Road, Antrim Road, Whitewell Road, Shore Road, Loughshore Cycle Path, Dargan Road, Donegal Quay, Lagan Tow Path, Ormeau Road and Ravenhill Road.
Other road users should note the following:
- Area around City Hall closed to traffic between 6.30am and 10 am, although disruption can be expected in the city centre until around 12 noon and in the Victoria Street area until 11am
- Albertbridge Road, Holywood Road and Sydenham Bypass disrupted until shortly after 11 am
- Bridge End closed from 6 am – 2 pm
- Corporation Street will be closed from 6 am – 3 pm
- Ormeau Embankment will be closed from 6.30 am until after 5 pm
- Police and stewards will be working to ensure disruption at Duncrue Road at the Fortwilliam Roundabout is kept to a minimum, but drivers travelling to and from the Stena Line terminal should be aware of possible delays and plan their journeys accordingly. For more information on check in times, call 08447 707070 or visit www.stenaline.co.uk.
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