Traffic Information Service
General Traffic News
This Office is now closed - Live traffic updates will resume Saturday 23rd September from 9:30am
Normal Office hours are 07.00 – 21.00 Mon to Fri and 09.00 – 17.00 Saturdays.
Roads Related Emergency News is updated 24/7 as necessary – please click on the blue Emergency News Button.
Belfast - Ciclovia 2017 - Sunday 24 September
Ciclovia 2017 takes place this Sunday 24th September
Ciclovia is a health and community based initiative which closes part of the city to traffic in which cyclists are given the opportunity to ride through the traffic free zone.
Cyclists will leave Botanic Gardens, from 09:30am following a route along Botanic Avenue, Shaftesbury Square, Dublin Road, Bedford Street to Belfast City Hall and then returning along the same route, this 'freeway' will be open for the duration of the event. Both locations will also feature community, cultural and sporting events.
Botanic Avenue, Dublin Road, and Bedford Street will be closed from 08.00am to around to 12.30.
M22 Contraflow at A6 Moneynick Road to April 2018
Motorists are advised that a contraflow system is in place on the M22 joining the A6 Moneynick Road until April 2018.
This is a necessary part of the ongoing A6 dual carriageway upgrade works. Road users should expect delays and leave extra time for journeys.
D`patrick - Strangford Rd Closed Daily 9am - 4:30pm to 6 Oct
The main A25 Strangford Road, Downpatrick is closed between its junctions with Mearne Road and Castle Island Road between 09:00hrs and 16:30hrs daily to Friday 6th October 2017 (Road open overnight and on weekends). The closure is to facilitate carriageway resurfacing and drainage works.
The diversion route will be signed with traffic being diverted via Downpatrick, Ardglass and Strangford using A25 Strangford Road/Newbridge Street/Church Street, Irish Street/Stream Street, B1 Killough Road/Ardglass Road/Downpatrick Road, A2 Strangford Road/Ardglass Road and A25 Downpatrick Road/Strangford Road.
Strangford Ferry traffic is advised to plan extra time for their journey.
West Belfast - Kennedy Way R`bout - Now Signalised Junction
The former roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast has now been replaced with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project. For more information please click: Kennedy Way Roundabout
Belfast - Rapid Transit Scheme
Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project that will create a new and dynamic public transport system for Belfast. BRT will provide fast and reliable services connecting East and West Belfast, Titanic Quarter and key locations of economic and social activity in the city centre and along the BRT corridors.
Current work locations:
- Falls Rd/Andersonstown Rd (Whiterock Rd to Finaghy Road North) – Off-peak land closures expected until May 2018
- Upper Newtownards Road (Knock Rd to Dunlady Rd) – Full time Lane closures expected until June 2018
- Stewartstown Rd (Michael Ferguson Roundabout to McKinstry Rd) – Off-peak lane closures expected until June 2018
- City Centre(Oxford St & East Bridge St) - Off-peak lane closures expected until June 2018
- BRT Halts – Short length, off-peak lane closures on all BRT routes to accommodate construction of new halts until June 2018
For the latest news please click on the link: BRT
Belfast Flood Alleviation Works - Upper N`ards & Knock Roads
The main junction between Upper Newtownards Road and Knock Road has been reopened, however some lane closures remain in place between Earlswood Road and Ormiston Drive. Further information can be found here.
Co Down - A1 Slip Roads - Hillsborough Castle New Car Park
Co Down - Works commence Tuesday 13 June 2017 to construct Slip Roads into and out of the new car park for Hillsborough Castle on the A1 Hillsborough Road / Bypass on the south bound carriageway.
The works take place between the Hillsborough Roundabout and the Pantridge Link grade separated junction, with the hard shoulder being closed in the vicinity of the works and a 50mph temporary speed limit in place.
Work is expected to take up to 15 weeks to complete (although the carpark is not expected to become operational until late 2018)
- A free vehicle recovery vehicle call out will operate over the section of the southbound carriageway, in the vicinity of the works.
Motorists are asked to allow additional time for their journey and take extra care in the vicinity of the works.
New on iOS & Android - Belfast Metro Bus Tracker App
Department for Infrastructure and Translink have launched an App for real time bus information at all Metro bus stops called Belfast Bus Tracker.
The App gives immediate access to real time information about bus services across the Metro network in the Greater Belfast area.
Using the built-in GPS features of your smart phone to work out where you are, the App will provide real time, audio and visual public transport information whilst at the bus stop, at home, at work or on the move.
The App is available now to download for free from iOS and Android App Stores
The App features allow you to:
- Save your favourite stops;
- Follow your bus on its route to your stop;
- Find bus stops by address or near your current location; and
- Check current and future bus schedules.