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Last updated: 18/02/2020 15:43:09
  • Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of ice on roads. The Salting of roads on the scheduled network considered to be at risk is planned for this evening. Road users are advised to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads.

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Traffic News

Last updated: 18/02/2020 15:48:06

Co Down - B9 Newforge Road, Magheralin has been reopened to traffic following work to repair a damaged bridge has now been completed.

Last updated: 18/02/2020 15:03:34

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on the following routes

  • leaving the M2 at Nelson Street
  • A12 Westlink towards York Street 
  • Albertbridge Road into town at Ravenhill Road / Short Strand Junction - lane restriction on the right turn lane to Short Strand from 09:30 to 16;00 each day to the end of March - NI Water contractor working here   

Last updated: 17/02/2020 18:35:33

This reflects what we have been told so far up to Monday 17 February 2020

Co Londonderry

  • Leaving Cullion the Killymallaght Road is remains closed between Trench Road and Desertown Road (last check Sat 15 Feb) 

Co Armagh

  • B077 Ballygassey Road, Portadown side of Armagh, Road Closed due to land slide.

Co Tyrone

  • U1120 Derryoghill Road, Benburb - road remains closed - water levels remain high in this area (last check Mon 17 Feb) 
Last updated: 17/02/2020 18:35:33

North Belfast a carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Duncairn Gardens commenced on Sunday 2 February 2020. Unfortunately due to recent bad weather the completion date has now been extended to Friday 21st February.  

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 750m between the Antrim Road and North Queen Street.  

To facilitate the work it will be necessary to operate daily road closures, week days only, from Monday 3 February until Friday 21 February between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm,

Diversionary routes will be signed and access for residents and businesses will be maintained as much as possible.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, road users should expect some delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

Last updated: 15/02/2020 18:54:27

Co Down a carriageway resurfacing scheme on A2 Warrenpoint Road dual carriageway (Newry bound) commenced Monday 6 January 2020.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1000 metres from close to the Mound Road roundabout at Warrenpoint, towards Newry and depending on favourable weather conditions be completed by 24 February. 

Two weekend closures from Mound Road roundabout to Aughnamoira Road between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am from

  • Friday 14 February until Monday 17 February;
  • Friday 21 February until Monday 24 February.

During the weekend road closures a diversion will be in place via

  • A2 Newry Road – Duke Street – Upper Dromore Road – Milltown Road – Bridge Road – Chapel Hill Road and Newry Road.

Cyclists are advised that during the duration of the resurfacing scheme the cycle lane will be suspended and a diversionary route for cyclists will be operational via Mound Road, Greenan Road and Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Last updated: 14/02/2020 13:42:37

A6 CASTLEDAWSON TO RANDALSTOWN DUALLING

Monday 20 January for 8 weeks - Full closure of Hillhead Road (Castledawson)

·         Local access only

·         Diversions via; A6 Castledawson Bypass – Bellshill Road – New Road – A54 Moyola Road – Hillhead Road

Monday 2 December 2019 for 10 Months

NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6 Mainline - Castledawson Roundabout to Brough Road – Phase 05 (Traffic switched onto EB (1 lane) + WB (1 lane))

NEW Bellshill Junction (on-slip’s will be temporarily set-up as ‘Give-Way’) – OPEN

Monday 28 October 2019 for 3 Months NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6/ Hillhead Junction - Phase 01

No Right Turn for A6 Eastbound Traffic at Creagh Road (for 3 Months)

 Mon 25 February for 12 Months Creagh Hill – Full Closure at Deerpark Junction - from 

Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

 A6 DUNGIVEN TO DRUMAHOE DUALLIN -W/C- 17/02/20

Tues to Thur 19:00 to 06:00 Nightly-

  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Gulf Rd to B74 Glenshane  Rd
  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh Rd

Wed to Thur 09:00 to 16:00 Daily-

  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Priory Lane to Magherabouy Terrace (Dungiven)

Mon to Fri 07:00 to 18:00 Daily-

  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • Ballyhanedin Rd Haul Crossing
  • Ervey Rd Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • Mavis Rd closure
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Altagarran Rd Closure
  • Gortilea Rd Closure
  • A6 Mainline Hard shoulder Closure, West bound and Eastbound, from Foreglen Rd to Gulf Rd
  • Killunaught Rd Closure
  • Derrychrier Rd Closure
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Lane one of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Foreglen Rd -A6
  • Closure of Lane two of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Mavis Rd -A6
Last updated: 14/02/2020 11:59:35

Co Down - as part of a planned resurfacing scheme on the Carrickmannon Road in Ballygowan, it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 08.00 am and 17:00 from Monday 10 February until Friday 28 February. 

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of 1,600 metres from its junction with Bog Road to its junction with Station Road.

A signed diversion will be in place via

  • Moss Road, Ballybunden Road, Comber Road, Saintfield Road/Kilcarn Road and vice versa.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. 

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Last updated: 14/02/2020 11:59:42

Co Down a carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Blackstaff Road, Clough commenced on Monday 6 January 2020 and dependent on favourable weather conditions is expected to be completed on Friday 6 March 2020. 

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1.9 kilometres from the Dundrum Road / Main Street junction Clough to south of the Blackstaff Road / Ballyrolly Road junction

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday 6 January to Friday 6 March 2020. 

During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via A24 Main Street, A25 Downpatrick Road and Ballyrolly Road.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works.  

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

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