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Last updated: 24/07/2019 08:24:49

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

  • Leaving the M2 at Nelson Street
  • A12 Westlink from Broadway towards M2 and M3
  • Grosvenor Road into the City Centre
  • A24 Saintfield Road into Belfast (One lane in both directions between Cairnshill Road and Lenaghan Avenue)
Last updated: 23/07/2019 18:28:29

Castlereagh / Belfast major roadworks on A24 Saintfield Road between Cairnshill Road and Lenaghan Avenue commenced Monday 15 July 2019

To facilitate construction and ensure the safety of workers and road users, lane closures with a 30mph speed limit will be in operation for the duration of the works. One lane in both directions will be maintained.  

The speed camera (safety camera) near Beechill Park will enforce this temporary speed limit.

The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Last updated: 23/07/2019 18:19:14

A24 Saintfield Road from Cairnshill Road to Lenaghan Park closed on Saturday 27 July 2019 20.00 until Sunday 28 July 2019 16.00 for the removal of a footbridge near Myrtledene Road.

Traffic will be diverted via Purdysburn Road – Milltown Road – A55 Belvoir Road – A24 Saintfield Road and vice versa

Last updated: 23/07/2019 07:26:40

Co Londonderry - NI Water  is upgrading the existing storm sewerage system in Main Street, Ballykelly.

Works recommenced on Monday 22nd July and will continue until the end of August, with works 7 days a week, and extended working hours from 7am to 11pm.

Following extensive consultations to minimise the works impact of these works on residents, businesses and road users, works have been programmed to be completed during the summer months when traffic flows are lightest, however some level of disruption should be expected.

It will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure, while work is undertaken in Phases, progressing along the Main Street. 

Traffic flows through Ballykelly Village will be maintained throughout with the use of temporary traffic controls. Significant traffic delays are expected during these works, road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey, or if possible take an alternative route.

Last updated: 20/07/2019 16:24:05

North Down - Carriageway resurfacing scheme on Gray’s Hill, Bangor will commence on Monday 22 July 2019 until Friday 2 August 2019.

The resurfacing work will extend form Princetown Road to the junction with Queens Parade.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure (Monday -Friday) between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm.

During these hours Gray’s Hill will be closed to through traffic and a diversion will operate via Princetown Road, Dufferin Avenue, Main Street and Queens Parade. 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 where possible during the works.

Road users should expect some delays when travelling in the area and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Completion of the work by 2 August 2019 is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

Last updated: 20/07/2019 16:24:04

Co Down - Carriageway resurfacing scheme on Kilcarn Road, Killinchy will commence on Monday 22 July until Friday 2 August.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 635 metres, straddling the junction with Drumreagh Road.

Due to the nature of the scheme, it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure (Mon-Fri) between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm.

During these hours Kilcarn Road will be closed to through traffic from its junction with Carrickmannon Road to its junction with Florida Road.

A diversion will be in operation via Carrickmannon Road, Moss Road, Ballybunden Road, Comber Road and Saintfield 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 will be maintained at all times during the works.

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Completion of the work by 2 August is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:05

NI Water Works Ormeau Road / Ormeau Avenue Junction - Ormeau Sewerage Improvement Scheme

NI Water has identified a section of sewer in the Lower Ormeau Road (close to the junction with Ormeau Avenue), that requires urgent replacement

Work will therefore begin on the left turning lane from the Ormeau Road into Ormeau Avenue during the week commencing 24th June 2019.

During this phase of work there will be no access to Ormeau Avenue from the Ormeau Road, a diversion route will be signposted via Cromac Street /  May Street / Adelaide Street. Once this section is complete, work will progress out onto the Ormeau Road where a lane closure will be in place.

Traffic flow will be maintained during this phase using temporary traffic signals. Traffic delays around this junction are expected during this time. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately 6 weeks to complete, with work suspended during the July holidays form 5th – 22nd July.

NI Water will continue do everything that we can to keep all disruption to a minimum for the remainder of the works.

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:08

Bellshill Road (South of A6) - Full Closure - Mon 24 June 2019 for 4 Weeks

  • Diversion via Bellshill Road South, New Link Road to Annaghmore Road South, Annaghmore Road South

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

  • Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road
Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:09

Co Fermanagh - A34 Lisnagole Road Lisnaskea

will be Closed from Tuesday 7th May to Thursday 29 August 2019

from its junction with Gola Road Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge 

Diversions will be in place however delays of up to 15 minutes are possible at peak periods

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:13

Mid Ulster South Surface Dressing - Summer 2019

Carriageway Surface Dressing operations will take place in the Mid Ulster South Section Area on B, C and U Class routes between Monday 10 June and Friday 2 August 2019

(Mid Ulster South takes in Dungannon, Coalisland, Donaghmore, Castlecaulfield, Moy, Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Aughnacloy, Caledon)

  1. Road closures for surface dressing are generally of short duration. The work is weather dependent and may occur on any day within the specified period.
  2. Diversionary routes will not be signposted.
  3. Emergency services, school buses and local access will be accommodated at all times.

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