Traffic News

Last updated: 07/10/2022 02:08:32

Newtownabbey - The oil spill on Prince Charles Way and on to the O Neill Road roundabout has now been treated (02:08)

No unusual delays have been reported elsewhere. 

Last updated: 05/10/2022 16:03:09

Belfast Cathedral Quarter - the following roads remain closed following a building fire on Donegall Street on Monday 3 October -

  • York Street / Donegall Street (lower section towards St Annes Cathedral)
  • Academy Street
  • Exchange Street, Talbot Street
  • Donegal Street

Road users will need to allow extra time for journeys in this area.

The roads within the exclusion zone were closed and these roads will remain closed until the structure of the building can be deemed safe enough for them to be reopened in some capacity. The Department is awaiting a timeframe for this from the stakeholders responsible for the building.

Last updated: 05/10/2022 16:03:09

A6 Glenshane Road, Castledawson - Resurfacing Scheme - New weekday traffic management arrangements / lane closure

Due to continuing high vehicle speeds through the current temporary traffic management arrangement and road safety concerns the Department have been forced to implement a one way lane closure

This will commence on Thursday 6th October 2022.


  • From 9:30am to 6pm each day Magherafelt and Belfast bound traffic will be diverted via Knockloughrim and the Hillhead Road. 

  • Vehicles wishing to travel to Magherafelt can travel through Castledawson with Belfast traffic staying on the Hillhead Road to the A6 Hillhead Road on slip. Advance warning signs will be provided.


  • Maghera / Dungiven bound traffic will still be able to use the A6 Glenshane Road but should exercise greater caution through the temporary traffic management and strictly adhere to the 40mph speed limit.


Full road closures will still be necessary at weekends and we will keep the public informed of these in advance.

Last updated: 04/10/2022 16:09:08

A29 Garvagh Rd & Main St Swatragh - Resurfacing 3 – 7 Oct


Co Londonderry - the A29 Garvagh Road & Main Street Swatragh will be closed from Laragh Road to Drumbane Road for resurfacing


Daily from 08:00 –17:00

From Monday 3 – Friday 3 October 2022 



Route in place at these times

From Garvagh, Kilrea and Upperlands – and vice versa.


Road users are advised

to allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times. 

Last updated: 04/10/2022 14:47:56

Co Londonderry - the A6, Glenshane Road will be closed for resurfacing between Lurganagoose Road and Castledawson Roundabout 


ROAD CLOSED Sunday 9 October from 6am through to 10pm.  

Diversion routes in place:-

  • Maghera/Dungiven bound traffic will be diverted via Magherafelt and Tobermore.
  • Magherafelt/Toome traffic will be diverted via Knockloughrim and Castledawson.

Road users are should allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times.

Last updated: 03/10/2022 06:21:18

Belfast - Resurfacing on the A2 Sydenham Bypass country bound between the end of the M3 Motorway and Tillysburn junction will commence on Friday 23 September 2022 and subject to favourable weather conditions be completed Monday 24 October 2022.

The work is scheduled to be take place over five consecutive weekends during September and October 2022

  • 23- 26 September
  • 30 September - 3 October
  • 7- 10 October
  • 14-17 October
  • 21- 24 October

Road closures on the country bound lanes on each of these weekends between 11.00pm on Friday night and 05:00am on Monday morning (Closed for 3 days continuously each time)

A number of weeknight closures will also be in operation Monday to Thursday to facilitate preparatory works.

Diversion routes in operation at these times

  • Primary Diversion; M3 Lagan Bridge Sydenham Road Off-slip - Sydenham Road - Airport Road - Airport Road West - Holywood Exchange On-slip.
  • Secondary Diversion - Middlepath Street - Newtownards Road - Holywood Road.
  • Tertiary Diversion; Dee Street - Newtownards Road - Follow Secondary Diversion.

Road road users, particularly those travelling to George Best Belfast City Airport 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.

Last updated: 03/10/2022 06:22:38

M2 Belfast - Road Users are advised of Full and Lane Closures on the M2 Citybound between J4 Sandyknowes and J2 Greencastle over 4 weekends in September and October 2022 for resurfacing works.

Weekend 3 Friday 30 September - Monday 3 October 2022

Weekend 4 Friday 7 - Monday 10 October 2022

  • Friday Nights 20.00 to Saturday 08:00 Full closure 
  • Saturday Daytime 08.00 to Saturday 20.00 Lanes 1 and 2 closed
  • Saturday Nights 20:00 to Sunday 10:00 Full closure
  • Sunday Daytime 10:00 to Sunday 20:00 Lanes 1 and 2 closed
  • Sunday Nights 20:00 to Monday 06:00 Full closure

Diversion route in place during the full closure will be via

  • Ballyhenry Road, Manse Road, Prince Charles Way, O'Neill Road, Station Road.

Road users are advised of possible delays and are asked to allow extra time for journeys in this area the weekends of the works.

Last updated: 03/10/2022 06:23:48

Co Antrim A26 Moira Road there will be three weekend road closures to facilitate resurfacing

  • Friday 30 September 9.00pm until Sunday 2 October 7.00pm
  • Saturday 8 October 5.00am until Sunday 9 October 7.00pm
  • Saturday 15 October 5.00am until Sunday 16 October 7.00pm 

The resurfacing scheme extends from 300m north of Soldierstown Road to Leckey Road.

During these times a signed diversionary route will be in place using

  • A3 Lisburn Road - A3 Moira Road - Knockmore Road - A30 Prince William Road - Ballymacash Road - A30 Glenavy Road - A30 Lisburn Road and vice versa.

In addition to the weekend closures, weekday lane closures will be in place through the works site from Monday 3 October until Friday 7 October 2022 from 09.30am until 4.30pm daily.

Last updated: 29/09/2022 16:00:41

Co Tyrone – there will be a daily lane closure in place on the B34 Old Dungannon Road from the Junction of the A5 Ballygawley Roundabout to the Junction with Tulnavern Road


From 08:00 to 18:00


From Thursday 29 September through to Friday 14 October

Daily – Weekdays Only


Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times. 

Last updated: 03/10/2022 14:37:07

Please see below planned TTM for the A6-D2D scheme W/C- 03/10/22:

Temporary Speed Restriction

The A6 between Drumahoe and Claudy Interchange is subject to a 40mph speed restriction whilst works are ongoing.

Lane Closures

Side Road Gulf North/Foreglen Road Monday 03/10/22 Friday 07/10/22 08:00-18:00; Gulf Rd North

Construction; Utility works

A6 Dungiven/ Chapel Road/Old Genshane Road Monday 03/10/22 Friday 07/10/22 09:30-16:00 Footway/Verge Finishing Works, Sign base installation

Traffic Switches

New A6 Mainline Various Locations throughout scheme Monday 03/10/22-Friday 07/10/22 Lane 1/2 – Lane 2/1 Switches Eastbound and Westbound carriageways to complete Various works inc. snagging works

Full Road Closures

Mavis Road Full week

Ervery Road A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd Full week Construction of new section road

* Please Note: Occasionally there may be a requirement for a lane / road closure at short notice which may not be captured in this table.

Last updated: 21/09/2022 19:30:20



A major road improvement scheme at the Prince William Road/ Knockmore Road junction in Lisburn commenced Monday 18 July 2022 and subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by end of October 2022.


This developer led scheme will result in significant improvement to increase the capacity of the road layout and enhance the pedestrian facilities at the junction to include; widening to the junction; provision of a left slip lane into Knockmore Road; and the provision of PUFFIN controlled pedestrian crossings within the junction layout.


Due to the significant nature of the scheme and to ensure the safety of road users and road workers it will be necessary to close the Prince William Road Northbound from the 18 July for 6 weeks.

A diversion will be clearly signed and operate via the Antrim Road, Pond Park Road and Derriaghy Road.


During September and October the junction will return to two way traffic with the remainder of the works completed during off peak lane closures.


Further road closures will be required towards the end of the scheme for surfacing of the junction, however these will be timed to minimise the impact on road users.


The Department has worked with the developer to programme the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise disruption, however, 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 will all temporary traffic restrictions. 

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