Traffic Information Service
General Traffic News
This Office is now closed - Live traffic updates will resume Monday 22nd October at 07:30am
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.
B23 Hillhall Road Lisburn Closed This Weekend - Resurfacing
Lisburn - B23 Hillhall Road - is now closed between Carsons Lane to Quarterlands Road continuously to 6am Monday 22nd October for Resurfacing and accociated civil works.
- Alternative route - Drumbeg Road, Ballyskeagh Road, Church Hill, Bells Lane, Queensway, Belfast Road, Queens Road, Sloane Street, Mercer Street, Hillhall Road
Delays can be expected and road users in the area should allow extra time for journeys.
East Belfast – Barnetts Road – One-Way Closure
A one-way traffic system is now in operation on Barnetts Road until a proposed carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme can be completed.
- Traffic will be able to travel from King’s Road to Thornhill Parade. A diversionary route will be signed for traffic travelling towards King’s Road, which will be diverted via Thornhill Park, Upper Newtownards Road and Knock Road.
Co Londonderry - Bellshill Road (South of A6) - Full Closure
Co Londonderry - Magherafelt - Bellshill Road (South of A6 Hillhead Road) - will have a Full Closure from Monday 22 October to Sunday 18 November 2018
- Diversion in place via A6, Magherafelt Bypass, Aughrim Road
Scheme to Extend M1 & M2 Bus Lanes Continues
Work commenced on 6 August to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes along the M1 and M2 Motorways.
Initially the scheme involves upgrading the existing bus lanes so their use has been suspend while this work is carried out but it expected they should be operational again by early November 2018. Work on the new sections of bus lanes will then continue and should be complete by December 2018.
Temporary traffic management arrangements are required to carry out the works safely. They will generally consist of localised hard shoulder closures and temporary 50mph speed restrictions. Some road or lane closures will also be needed at off peak times during evenings/ overnight on weekdays, as well as during weekends and these will be signed in advance.
M2 & Duncrue St - Left Turn Unavailable until 21st Oct
Belfast - leaving the M2 at J1 Duncrue Street the citybound off-slip lane into Duncrue Street is now coned off and a left turn movement is no longer available at this junction to Sunday 21st October 23:00 (Continuously)
Road Users wishing to turn onto Duncrue Street Northbound will need to follow the signed diversion along:-
- Duncrue Street > Whitla Street > Garmoyle Street > Dock Street >Nelson Street > Great Georges Street > York Street, >Dock Street > Nelson Street.
The left turn closure is required to facilitate roadworks associated with the M2 Busway upgrade.
Road users should allow extra time for their journeys.
Belfast City Centre Streets - Castle St / Royal Avenue
Belfast - following the recent city centre fire at Bank Buildings a number of city centre streets remain closed in the area.
With the cordon around the affected area expected to stay in place for about four months, Belfast City Council has created a public information page on its website to update businesses and their customers. Click here
Belfast Ormeau Avenue - Sewer Upgrade
Work continues to improve the sewerage infrastructure in and around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road and the following locations :-
Bankmore Square/ Hardcastle Street – Pipeline installation work is continuing on Hardcastle Street, with access maintained to all businesses. A road closure is currently in place on Hardcastle Street between Bankmore Street and the NCP Car Park entrance until approximately mid-October. NCP Car Park remains open for business as usual and diversion signs are in place.
Alfred Street – works continuing, 2-way cycle lane is suspended, as well as temporary suspension of some on street parking bays
Clarence Street / Adelaide Street – temporary 1-way cycle lane is in place en-route Out of City along Adelaide Street which requires a temporary suspension of parking bays along the route between Clarence Street and Ormeau Avenue.
The following works will commence during September:-
Ormeau Avenue – Pipeline installation works are due to commence on Monday 10th September around the junction of Alfred Street, and will progress towards Bedford Street. During this time, it will be necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of Ormeau Avenue. Two- way traffic will be maintained with one lane remaining open in each direction, a contraflow system will be in operation during these works.
Charlotte Street Car Park – works are due to commence around Monday 10th September for 3-4 weeks within Charlotte Street Car Park, which will have a reduced number of car parking spaces available.
Dublin Road – works are due to commence on Monday 24th September between Marcus Ward Street and Pakenham Street. During the works it will be necessary to suspend some of the parking bays and part of the taxi rank along this section of the street. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on the Dublin Road during these works.
Traffic management signage and diversion routes will be in place as appropriate during these works.
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