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Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:41:40

In the Greater Balfast are traffic is busy on the following routes;

  • A12 Westlink towards the M2
  • Great Victoria Street towards Howard Street


Other than the above there are currently no reports of any incidents or delays

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:35

Belfast - Road users are advised of significant Traffic Disruption on the Grosvenor rd between Durham St and Stanley Street Wed 24th - Fri 26th July due to major NIE Cable repairs.


  • Closure/Work dates are as Follows
  • Lane 1 Closure (Wednesday 24th July) From Stanley street to Durham Street
  • Full Road Closure Thursday 25th July & Friday 26th July)
  • Westlink off slip Lane Closure for duration of Road closure FROM midnight on the night of 24th July
  • Lane 1 & 2 Closures Howard Street
  • Access to the Westlink for Lisburn bound traffic will be open
  • Hard closure points from Durham Street to Westlink on slip
  • Lengthy Delays Likely in the May Street Howard Street direction

Multiple Diversions will be in place for the duration of the NIE repair works. In conjunction with the ongoing works in the area significant impact on travel times into and out of the City Centre is likely - Road Users are advised to expect delays and factor this into their travel plans for the duration of this closure.

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:38

Essential Maintenance Works to RECOMMENCE on M3 Lagan Bridge, Belfast

 

A £700,000 major maintenance scheme to replace 10 bearings on the M3 Lagan Bridge will recommence on the weekend of 19 to 22 July 2024.

 

This significant investment will have long term benefits in restoring and ensuring long term maintenance of the bridge enabling it to carry current and future traffic levels along this key route.

 

Subject to favourable weather conditions the work is now scheduled to take place over the five consecutive weekends;

  • 19 - 22 July 2024;
  • 26 - 29 July 2024;
  • 2 – 5 August 2024;
  • 9 – 12 August 2024;
  • 16 – 19 August 2024.

 

To complete the works the following road and lane closures will be in operation over the following 5 weekends: -

 

  • From 9.00 pm on Friday 19 July until 6.00 am on Monday 22 July 2024 the M3 Nelson Street On Slip will be closed on the east bound side;

  • From 9.00 pm on Friday 26 July 2024 until 6.00 am on Monday 29 July 2024 the M3 will be closed on the east bound side with no access from the M2;

  • From 9.00 pm on Friday 2 August 2024 until 6.00 am on Monday 5 August 2024 the M3 will be closed on the west bound side with access reduced to one lane from the Sydenham bypass and all traffic exiting at Nelson Street;

  • From 9.00 pm on Friday 9 August 2024 until 6.00 am on Monday 12 August 2024 the M3 Middlepath Street On Slip and Nelson Street Off Slip will be closed on the west bound side.

  • From 9.00 pm on Friday 16 August 2024 until 6.00 am on Monday 19 August 2024 the M3 will be closed on the east bound side with no access from the M2.

During these periods a diversion route will be signed as follows: -


For westbound traffic closures a diversion will be signed from

  • A2 Sydenham Bypass to M2 Foreshore and will include Bridge End Flyover, Bridge End, Queen’s Bridge, Ann Street, Victoria Street, Dunbar Link Great Patrick Street and York Street.

 

For eastbound traffic closures a diversion route will be signed from

  • M2 Foreshore to Sydenham Bypass and will include Duncrue Street, Garmoyle Street, Dock Street, Nelson Street, Great Patrick Street, Waring Street, Albert Square, Queen Elizabeth Bridge and Middlepath Street.

 

The Department has carefully planned these bridge works and associated traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience to the public. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.

 

Completion of the work by 19 August 2024 is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.  

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:41

East Belfast - there will be a One Way closure from Gilnahirk Road Junction to A55 Knock Road Junction.


The Closure will be in place Continuously from Thu 18 Jul 2024 to: Sun 18 Aug 2024.

Start Time 07:30 on 18-07-2024

Finish Time 07:30 on 18-08-2024


The reason for closure: Resurfacing and Civils Works.

The anticipated delay will be 15 - 30 minutes.


An Alternative Route will be signed with Traffic being diverted via:

Diversion 1: C0265 KINGS ROAD, C0265 OLD DUNDONALD ROAD, C0378 EAST LINK ROAD,

A0022 COMBER ROAD, A0020 UPPER NEWTOWNARDS ROAD

Diversion 2: C0269 GILNAHIRK ROAD, U0125 LOWER BRANIEL ROAD, U0124 GLEN ROAD

Notes:


Road users are encouraged to allow extra time for their journey or seek an alternative route if possible as delays are expected.

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:43

Please see below planned TTM for the A6-D2D scheme W/C- 14/8/23


A6 Glenshane Rd between Lismacarol Roundabout (Drumahoe) and Magherabouy Roundabout (Dungiven) on west/northbound and east/southbound carriageway Monday 14/8/23 09:30 – Friday 8/9/23 15:00; Maintenance works

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:46

The Belfast Pride parade will be on Saturday 27th July leaving at 1.00pm from Custom House Square and making its way through the city centre via Donegall Street, Royal Avenue, Chichester Street and finishing at Victoria Street.

There will be some road closures to facilitate the parade resulting in some disruption. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:49

There will be temporary traffic control on the A3 Avenue Road, Lurgan between Kings Park Mews Junction and Flush Place Junction.

 

Work will take place daily between 09:30-16:00, commencing on

Monday 22 July 2024 until Friday 26 July 2024.

 

This is to facilitate essential work by NIE.

 

Please allow additional time for your journey.

 

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:52

Belfast - there is a one way lane closure heading towards the M2 on York Street between Donegall Street and Frederick Street for essential NIE works until 26 July 2024.


Local diversions in place.

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:55

A £631,000 carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on B23 Hillhall Road, Lisburn will commence on Monday 22 July 2024.  

 

The resurfacing scheme will extend from the junction of Drumbeg Road to Carsons Lane.

 

To facilitate the scheme, it will be necessary to implement a daily road closure (Mon to Fri only) on the Hillhall Road between Drumbeg Road and Carsons Lane during the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm from Monday 22 July 2024 until Friday 13 September 2024.

An additional weekend closure to complete resurfacing works has also been programmed for Saturday 14 September 2024 and Sunday 15 September 2024.  

 

During periods of closure a diversion will operate via Drumbeg Road, Ballyskeagh Road, Church Hill, Lambeg Road, Bells Lane, Queensway, Belfast Road, Seymour Street, Queens Road, Sloan Street, Saintfield Road, Largymore Drive, Hillhall Road and vice versa.


The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, while steps have been taken to accommodate local access, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions.  

 

Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Sunday 15 September 2024, however the Department will keep the public informed of any change. 


Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:57

Belfast - new temporary bus lanes came into operation Monday 1 July. 


Four new bus lanes will operate as follows:

  • Howard Street – 24-hour bus lane on the approach to the Gt Victoria Street junction. The left turn into Gt Victoria Street will be for buses only.  
  • Gt Victoria Street - 7AM to 7PMMonday to Saturday, bus lane up to the junction with Bruce Street.
  • Bruce Street - 7AM to 7PMMonday to Saturday, bus lane up to the junction with Dublin Road.
  • Dublin Road - 7AM to 7PMMonday to Saturday, bus lane up to Shaftesbury Square.

In addition there will be a bus lane on North Street, which will operate from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Saturday, from Bridge Street to Royal Avenue. 


The accessible parking bays for Blue Badge holders on North Street are being relocated, towards Bridge Street and into Royal Avenue.


The lanes will be available to buses, motorcycles, bicycles and permitted taxis during the periods of operation and to all vehicles at other times. Lanes will be clearly marked with white lines and the associated signs and there will be enforcement in operation.  


The bus lanes are being introduced to ensure people can continue to move into and around Belfast as significant public improvement works around the new Belfast Grand Central Station and rail infrastructure intensify.

Last updated: 24/07/2024 12:14:57

There will be a Road closure from Dromore Road to Park Street. This will be operational Continuous other from Mon 19 Aug 2024 to: Fri 15 Aug 2025

The anticipated delay will be Less than 5 minutes An alternative route will be signed with traffic being diverted via: Diversion 1: B0177 THE SQUARE, B0177 DROMORE ROAD, U7200 PARK STREET, U7200 PARK LANE

Last updated: 18/07/2024 12:17:58

Cookstown – there will be a Lane closure on the A0029 Church Street from Holy Trinity College to Church Height Estate.


This will be operational Daily 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday 22 July 2024 to: Friday 06 Sep 2024.


The closure is to facilitate work by DfI Western (New Works & Maint Schemes) including the Upgrading of Traffic Signals


The anticipated delay will be 5 - 15 minutes


(Notes: Three way temporary signal system in operation as part of agreed traffic management plan) 

Last updated: 18/07/2024 12:18:01

Cookstown – the U5009 Cemetery Road will be closed from Church St Cookstown to Westlands Road Cookstown.


This will be operational Daily 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday 22 July 2024 to: Friday 06 September 2024.


The closure is to facilitate work by DfI Western (New Works & Maint Schemes) - Installation of New Traffic Signals


The anticipated delay will be 5 - 15 minutes


An alternative route will be signed with traffic being diverted via: Diversion 1: A0029 CHURCH STREET, A0505 DRUM ROAD, A0505 Drum Road, U0744 WESTLAND ROAD SOUTH

Last updated: 18/07/2024 12:19:42

There will be a temporary one-way road closure in a southbound direction to part of A3 Flush Place, Lurgan from its junction with A3 Avenue Road to 100m south of its junction with A3 Avenue Road.

 

Work will take place daily between 09:30-16:00, commencing on Monday 29 July 2024 until Wednesday 31 July 2024. 

 

This is to facilitate essential work by NIE.

 

The following diversion will be in place:

A76 Queen Street – U1405 Malcolm Road – A3 Millenium Way – A3

Flush Place.

 

Please allow additional time for your journey.

 

Last updated: 13/07/2024 06:31:31

Co Antrim - lane closure in place on a 3000 metre section of the A26 Tully Road between Nutt`s Corner Roundabout and the Ballyrobin Road Roundabout for works by NIE - allow extra time particularly if heading to Belfast International Airport (daily until 16 August 24)


Last updated: 13/07/2024 06:31:30

Phoenix Energy are carrying out essential planned reinforcement of their network in Belfast city centre and South Belfast between May and August, and will be carried out in small sections, across four phases.


Phase 3

  • Donegall Quay to Oxford Street lane closure 28 June - 14 July
  • East Bridge Street - lane closure 15 - 28 July
  • East Bridge Street Crossing - lane closure 15 - 16 July
  • Lanyon Place Crossroads - lane closure 20 - 21 July 24

Further details are available at Phoenix Gas 2024 Reinforcement

Last updated: 12/07/2024 07:01:28

A2 Shore Road, Carrickfergus, NIW Sewer Laying from Sloefield Drive for a distance of 400m East of Sloefield Drive from Saturday 29th June 2024 – Saturday 24th August 2024.

 

NIW are commencing work to lay a new sewer on the A2 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus as part of a programme of measures to create additional capacity in the sewer network to help support local development.

 

To facilitate this work 2 lanes will be closed continuously on the A2 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, for the duration of the works, with a contraflow system in place to maintain 2-way traffic flow.

A temporary 30mph speed limit (where signed) will be in place for the duration of the works. Access for residents and businesses will be available at all times along with signage to direct road users.

 

Road users are encouraged to allow extra time for their journey or seek an alternative route if possible as delays are expected.


For further information, please email press.office@niwater.com


Last updated: 02/07/2024 15:57:58

Co Tyrone - The Fyfin Road, Sion Mills has been closed adjacent to Victoria Bridge due to a burst water main.

Part of the road has also been washed away. Please seek an alternative route until NI Water can make good repairs. This may take a number of days.


Last updated: 05/07/2024 19:33:18

A safety scheme to replace and upgrade the parapets of the A1 Hillsborough Road Bridge is planned to commence on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

 

These essential safety works involve replacing and upgrading both parapets on the Hillsborough Road Bridge, which carries the A1 over Culcavy Road. 

 

Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to implement a series of road, lane and hard shoulder closures which have been scheduled in two phases.

 

The first phase of work will be from 19 June 2024 until 5 July 2024, on the north-bound carriageway. 

 

The second phase will be from 22 July 2024 until 12 August 2024 on the south-bound carriageway.

 

  • PHASE 2 of the works will commence with a full overnight closure of the south-bound A1 carriageway, between Hillsborough Roundabout and Pantridge Link Junction, from 11 pm on Monday 22 July 2024 until 6am on Tuesday 23 July 2024 to allow a temporary barrier to be installed. 

 

  • An overnight closure to lane 1 of the A1 south-bound carriageway will then be in place between the hours of 9pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) for the next three weeks to allow the existing parapet to be removed and a new parapet installed safely.


  • Finally, the south-bound carriageway of the A1 will be closed from 11pm on Sunday 11 August until 6am on Monday 12 August 2024 to allow the temporary barrier to be removed. 


  • During these bridge works the hard shoulder on either the north-bound or south-bound carriageways will be closed in the vicinity of the works, a temporary 50mph speed limit will be in operation and a recovery vehicle will be available on the A1.

 

It will also be necessary to close a lane of Culcavy Road under the bridge on a number of occasions.


The Department has carefully planned these road works to take place overnight and associated traffic management arrangements to minimise the inconvenience to the public.

 

Road users are advised to adhere to the arrangements which are in place for worker and driver safety, allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative route which will be clearly signed on the approaches to each full closure.

 

Completion of the work by 12 August is dependent on favourable weather conditions. No works will take place during the July holiday period.

Last updated: 01/07/2024 13:29:12

Grosvenor Road lane closure for Public Realm Improvement Programme

 

Belfast - as part of the Belfast Grand Central Station project, there will be significant investment in public realm improvement works around the new station to enhance walking routes, accessibility and cycling.

 

To complete these works requires a lane and footpath closure heading west on Grosvenor Road. The closure will begin before the Durham Street junction and end at the junction with the A12 (Westlink).

 

This lane and footpath closure will commence on Monday, 15th April and is planned for a duration of around three months.

 

The left turn onto Durham Street and onto the A12 (Westlink) slip road from Grosvenor Road will remain operational throughout this period.

 

This closure is necessary to enable these essential street works to be carried out efficiently and safely. Other lane and footpath closures associated with this public realm improvement programme will be notified in due course.

 

Translink is encouraging people to consider using public transport to access the city during these works as road users may expect some delays.

Last updated: 30/06/2024 12:41:47

A3 Northway, Portadown Overnight Road Closure – Mon 22 July – Sun 04 August 2024

 

Temporary Road Closure to part of A3 Northway, Portadown between Seagoe Road Junction and Corcrain Road Junction, from 20:00 to 06:00 overnight each night, commencing on Monday 22 July 2024 until Sunday 04 August 2024.

 

This is to facilitate high friction surfacing work by DFI Roads.

 

The following diversions will be in place:

 

For HGV traffic:

B2 SEAGOE ROAD, B2 CARN ROUNDABOUT, M12, M1, A4 DUNGANNON ROAD, A4 CHARLES STREET, A4 CORCRAIN ROAD.

 

For all other traffic:

B2 SEAGOE ROAD, A27 BRIDGE STREET, A27 CASTLE STREET, A27 HIGH STREET, A27 MARKET STREET, A27 CHURCH STREET, A27 ARMAGH ROAD, A3 ARMAGH ROAD ROUNDABOUT, A3 NORTHWAY.

 

Please ensure to allow additional time for your journey.

 

 

Last updated: 30/06/2024 12:41:42

As the Department continues to monitor the landslide at The A2 Shore Road, Rostrevor, it will continue to operate under a lane closure.  

Last updated: 30/06/2024 12:41:38

Road improvement scheme for the Hilden area of Lisburn

 

Lisburn - A carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme for the Hilden area of Lisburn will commence on Monday 22 April 2024 from Millbrook Walk to Grand Street and includes Wilson Street.

 

To facilitate the scheme, Roseville Park, Roseville Walk, Barley Hill and Huguenot Drive will be CLOSED (Mon to Fri only). 


between 7.30am and 5.30pm from Monday 22 April 2024 until Friday 20 September 2024


  • During periods of closure a diversion will operate via Victoria Crescent - Wesley Street - Low Road - Grand Street and vice versa.

 

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions.  

Last updated: 30/06/2024 12:41:32

Hillsborough - a carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on B177 Dromore Road, will commence on Monday 22 April 2024. Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Friday 2 August 2024

 

The resurfacing scheme, which extends from 250m from the junction of the Dromore Road, Royal Hillsborough to the Edentrillick Road junction.


To facilitate the scheme, it will be necessary to implement weekday road closures


between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm for the duration of the works along this stretch

  • from Monday 22 April 2024 until Friday 10 May 2024,
  • from Monday 20 May 2024 until Friday 5 July 2024
  • from Monday 22 July 2024 until Friday 2 August 2024.

 

During periods of closure a diversion will operate

  • via A1 - Hillsborough Road, Dromore - B2 Ballynahinch Road and vice versa.

 

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 


Last updated: 30/06/2024 12:41:25

B15 Glenshesk Road, Ballycastle (between Glenbank Road and Greenan Road) remains closed due to a landslide / partial road collapse on Wednesday 27 March 24.


The road may be closed for the foreseeable future given the severity of the collapse.


Road users should avoid the area and seek an alternative route for their journey.

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