Traffic Information Service

21/03/2018 21:01:30

General Traffic News

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21/03/2018 16:12:24

East Belfast - A20 Upp Newtownards Rd March Weekend Closures

East Belfast - in connection with the Belfast Rapid Transit project essential carriageway re-surfacing works on the A20 Upper Newtownards Road weekend closures will continue during March 2018. 

It is proposed that on each weekend the works will start at 19:00 on Saturday night and continue through until Sunday night / Monday morning. However, we would hope that the works will be completed earlier than Monday morning. 

  • from 19:00 on Saturday 24th March to 06:00 on Monday 26th March

During these times a diversion route will be in place from the Knock Road Junction and Comber Road Junction via Knock Road, Kings Road, Old Dundonald Road and Comber Road (and vice versa;).

Within the area of the works local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles only.

21/03/2018 12:10:53

Enniskillen – Friths Pass Closed This Weekend - Sun 25 March

Co Fermanagh - A4 Friths Pass Enniskillen will be closed on Sunday 25 March 2018 from 0800 – 2000 Hrs for resurfacing. Traffic diversions will be in operation via Queen Elizabeth Road and Belmore Street. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey when travelling in the area.

21/03/2018 12:10:57

West Belfast - Road Closures March 2018 Andersonstown Road

West Belfast - in connection with Belfast Rapid Transit project essential carriageway re-surfacing works on the Andersonstown Road will continue for the five weekends during February - April 2018 on the dates detailed below:

  • Sunday 1st April 06:00 to 23:59 hrs

Alternative Route: Andersonstown Road, Shaws Road, Glen Road, Kennedy Way.  

Within the area of the works local access will be maintained for residents and emergency vehicles only.

21/03/2018 12:11:17

Ballymena- A36 Church Rd Glenwherry Closed 12 March - 4 May

Co Antrim A36 Church Road, Glenwherry, Ballymena will be closed to traffic between Ballynulto Road & Douglas Road from Mon 12 March to Friday 4 May 2018 to allow essential structural maintenance at Lynn's Bridge.

A diversion for motorway traffic will be signposted via the A26 - Ballee Roundabout, A26 Lisnevenagh Rd, Dunsilly Roundabout, M2 Motorway, Exit Jct 5 onto A57 - A8 then follow permanent traffic signs for Larne & vice versa.

The diversion for non motorway traffic will be signposted via Dunsilly Roundabout, B518 Stiles Way, Greystone Roundabout, Ballycraigy Road, A6 Belfast Rd, Kilmakee Rbt, A6 Antrim Rd, A57 Ballyclare Rd - A8 then follow permanent traffic signs for Larne & vice versa.

This road is an important connection to and from the Port of Larne and road users should allow for delays and allow extra time if travelling to connect with a Ferry.

21/03/2018 12:11:21

A6 Castledawson - Road Closures Feb / March 2018

A6 Castledawson: In connection with the A6 Castledawson By-Pass project essential closures will be in place in both directions from 22:00 hours Friday through to 06:00 hours on Monday from the A6 Castledawson Roundabout to C557 Hillhead Road on the dates detailed below:

  • To be confirmed  

Diversions will be in place:-

  • Westbound diversion via Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magherafelt Bypass, Castledawson Roundabout
  • Eastbound diversion via Knockcloughrim, Hillhead Road, A6

Road users are advised to expect delays and allow extra time for journeys in this area.

21/03/2018 12:11:21

A6 Toome By-Pass Eastbound, Lane Closure, Continuously

A6 Toome By-Pass Eastbound, from A6 Creagh Roundabout to B18 Hillhead Road - Lane Closure (Continuously) from Monday 19th March to Sunday 10th June 2018

Traffic Control will be in Operation and delays can be expected.

07/03/2018 20:00:05

A6 Toome By-Pass, Westbound (off-peak) Lane Closure

The west bound lane closure on A6 Toome By-Pass will continue until 23rd March 2018 during off-peak hours.

The closure is from 800m west of Brecart Roundabout to 600m east of Creagh Roundabout.

Traffic control will be in operation and delays are to be expected.

07/03/2018 20:00:10

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.

27/02/2018 13:49:12

East Belfast - Comber Greenway - Cyclists & Pedestrians

Work on a £350,000 widening scheme for the Comber Greenway is scheduled to commence on 18 January 2018.

The scheme will widen the existing Greenway between Holywood Arches and East Link Road, enhancing the experience for walkers and cyclists on this popular route. 

The Department has carefully programmed the work to take place in phases with the first section stretching from Holywood Arches to Sandown Road.

For further details click Comber Greenway 

27/02/2018 13:49:15

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.

27/02/2018 13:49:18

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.  


27/02/2018 13:49:18

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 lane 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

07/07/2017 15:13:04

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.