Last updated: 16/01/2019 14:08:36
  • Met Office Yellow warning for Northern Ireland - Ice Between 22:00 Wed 16 Jan and 11:00 Thu 17 Jan - Icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas.
  • Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of ice and frost on roads. A Met Office Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland is in place valid to 11.00am on Thursday 17 January. Salting of roads on the scheduled network is planned for this evening and overnight but road users are advised to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads.

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Traffic News

Last updated: 16/01/2019 16:37:46

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on the following routes:-

  • M1 countrybound J1 - J3 
  • leaving the M2 Nelson Street 
  • A12 Westlink in both directions 
  • A2 Sydenham By Pass towards Dee Street (heading to Bangor) 
  • Boucher Road towards Stockmans Lane
  • A20 Upper Newtownards Road out of town - before the Ulster Hospital towards Dundonald 
  • Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads out of town towards Rosetta 


Last updated: 16/01/2019 12:42:59

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Last updated: 15/01/2019 19:37:04

Work commenced on 6 August to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes along the M1 and M2 Motorways.

As part of the ongoing upgrade of the hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1, the sections between Ballyskeagh and Blacks Road and Stockmans Lane and Broadway re-opened to morning peak period traffic on Friday 16 November. They will operate between 7.30 and 9.30am, Monday to Friday. Work on the new sections of bus lanes will continue and should be completed by February 2019.

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.

Last updated: 15/01/2019 19:37:04

Work is progressing well on a major NI Water sewerage infrastructure scheme in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road. Work has now recommenced following the Christmas break. 

Dublin Road - Pipeline installation will take place between Ventry Lane and Pakenham Street. In order to carry out the work safely and maintain traffic flow, it is necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of the street. We anticipate this work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Following completion of work on the Dublin Road, sewer laying will move into Pakenham Street where a road closure will be in place.

Ormeau Avenue - Pipeline installation works between Adelaide Street and Bedford Street. During these works for safety reasons, it is necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of the street. Two-way traffic will be maintained during the works with a contraflow system in place. It will also be necessary to relocate the pedestrian crossing at this location for a short period to facilitate the work.

Marcus Ward Street – Work on a new storm sewer is programmed to commence in mid-January and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete, and a road closure will be in place during this time. Vehicular access will be maintained for residents, and pedestrian access will be available at all times. The Dublin Road NCP car park will remain open as usual with a diversion route clearly signposted.

Last updated: 11/12/2018 20:34:29

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

The information on this website is provided by DfI (Department for Infrastructure). DfI is the sole roads authority responsible for all public roads, footways, bridges and street lights in Northern Ireland.