Traffic Information Service
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East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper N`ards Rd & Knock Rd
NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.
The work being carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road will continue until early September 2017.
- The Upper Newtownards Road is now down to single file traffic with lane restrictions in each direction between the Knock Road junction and as far back as Pasadena Gardens.
- A lane closure is also in place on Knock Road (heading towards the Castlereagh Road) for 8 weeks between the Kings Road and the Comber Greenway (to Friday 28th July 2017).
For three weeks commencing Monday 17th July, there will be a contra flow on the Knock Road near PSNI Headquarters - with one lane available for traffic in each direction.
The works have caused daily traffic delays since they commenced and we would ask drivers to allow extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.
Further information can be found here.
West Belfast - Kennedy Way Roundabout - Replacement
Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project commenced at the start of July 2017.
For more information please click: Kennedy Way Roundabout
Advance information - All approaches to the roundbout will be closed from 7pm Saturday 5th August to 1pm Sunday 6th August with a diversion in place using - M1 Motorway - Broadway - Falls Road - Glen Road and Glen Road - Shaws Road - Stewartstown Road - Finaghy Road North - Upper Lisburn Road - Stockmans Lane.
Access will be maintained for local businesses.
Co Down - A24 Belfast Road Ballynahinch - Temporary Closure
To facilitate the installation of a gas main temporary traffic controls are in operation continously on the main A24 Belfast Road in Ballynahinch between the B7 Crossgar Road and Carlisle's Filling Station from Monday 17th July 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017 (Excluding Saturday 5th August 2017 to facilitate traffic for Newcastle Airshow).
Significant delays are expected and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys when travelling in this area, especially through traffic using the main A24, and general traffic within Ballynahinch town centre.
Surface Dressing Omagh, Fermanagh & Strabane Areas
The Department for Infrastructure wishes to advise road users that Surface Dressing operations will be carried out at various locations throughout the Omagh, Fermanagh and Strabane areas during the period Thursday 6 July to Thursday 31 August 2017.
The work will result in short duration road closures whilst the Surface Dressing operation is being carried out.
The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused to road users.
Ballymena Town Centre Resurfacing Scheme 24 July - 1 August
Due to adverse weather the resurfacing scheme for Ballymena Town Centre is running beyond the original schedule and will recommence after the holidays on Monday 24th July 2017.
An updated Temporary Traffic Management plan has been developed which will allow the works to be carried out safely while keeping disruption to a minimum.
- Church Street/Bridge Street – Full road closure – from 7pm until 6:30am daily – Monday 24 July until Thursday 27 July & 10.00pm Thursday 27 July until 6:30am Friday 28 July and from 7pm Sunday 30 July until 6.30am Monday 31 July.
- Ballymoney Street/Church Street – Full road closures - from 10pm Monday 31 July until 6:30am Tuesday 1 August.
For more information please click on the link: Ballymena
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.
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.
For the latest news please click on the link: BRT
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.