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NI Walk To School Week 2016
“Travelwise NI Walk to School Week 2016 is being held from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May and are asking motorists to be aware that there may be more children than usual walking to and from their schools”.
B170 Ballysallagh Road-CLOSED
In North Down the B170 Ballysallagh Road is closed in the interest of public safety from Crawfordsburn Road to A2 Belfast Road – The low bridge has been damaged - while local diversions are in place, planning your journey to avoid the area is strongly advised if at all possible.
It is estimated that this road will remain closed until Sunday 15th May 2016.
Moira Roundabout Road improvements beginning 25 April 2016
Transport NI has announced that a £150,000 road improvement scheme at Moira Roundabout is set to begin on 25 April 2016. Work on the resurfacing scheme will take around 2 weeks to complete and is scheduled to take place at night from 2000 hrs to 0600 hrs Monday – Friday. Access to and from M1 motorway via Moira roundabout at Junction 9 will be closed. A3 Moira Road to Lisburn will also be closed with diversions in operation for all affected traffic.
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
Balmoral Show 11th – 13th May 2016
The Balmoral Show will be taking place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the 11th, 12th and 13th May at Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn
Visitors are requested to leave plenty of time for their journey and as with any major event be prepared for potential delays. Those wishing to attend, should consider using public transport if possible. Non show traffic should try to avoid the area around the Halftown Road, A3 Moira Road, Harry’s Road and Hillsborough Road / Blaris Road when possible during show hours.
Also try to avoid arriving or leaving the show during the morning or evening rush hour when traffic generally is at its peak elsewhere.
Routes to The Show
Visitors travelling from the West should take the M1 Motorway and leave at junction 8 ( Blaris ) where they will be directed to travel via the A101 and A1 Hillsborough Road, Sprucefield Roundabout, and Blaris Road
Traffic from the North West should travel down the A26, Moira Roundabout, then along the A3 Moira Road towards Lisburn, accessing the show via Halftown Road
Lisburn Traffic should take the Moira Road out of Lisburn and access the show via the Halftown Road
Those travelling from Belfast and the North East should travel south on the M1 Motorway, leaving the motorway at junction 7 ( Sprucefield ), and follow the direction signage for A1 Lisburn, accessing the show via Blaris Road.
Traffic from the South should use the A1 Dual carriageway and access the show via Harry’s Road which is the first left turn after the Hillsborough Roundabout
Extensive signing will be in place close to the show entrances. Please follow these and the directions of the PSNI.
Further details of arrangements for travelling to the Show can also be found at: www.balmoralshow.co.uk and public transport and shuttle bus links from Lisburn Train station at; www.translink.co.uk/balmoralshow2016. Real time traffic information updates can be found on the trafficwatchni twitter feed.
The event is open from 09.30 daily
Journeys and more at www.translink.co.uk