Traffic News

Last updated: 01/08/2021 18:48:31

Pedestrian lights on Stewartstown Road near to Michael Ferguson Roundabout are currently OUT, please approach this area with care until this problem has been resolved.

Last updated: 01/08/2021 18:12:26

Belfast - Road users are advised that Bedford Street is closed at the junctions of Ormeau Avenue and Franklin Street, due to ongoing construction works. This will continue into Monday morning until 06:00am. Traffic is slow with delays of between 5-10 minutes. Please find an alternative route for your journey.


No other reports of any incidents or delays currently

Last updated: 28/07/2021 18:55:06

A carriageway resurfacing & street lighting scheme will commence in Armagh on the A28 Killylea Road on Monday 26 July 2021.

The improvement work will extend approximately 1.1 kilometre from its junction with Mullacreevie housing estate to its junction with the A3 at the Irish Street slip road link.

To facilitate the works, it will be necessary to implement

temporary traffic signals 09:00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday 26 July until Friday 6 August 2021 (Monday to Friday only). 

Following this part of the works, a road closure will be in place from

9.00 am until 5.00 pm each day from Monday 9 August until Friday 20 August 2021

The road will be open evenings and at weekends.

During the closure times traffic will be diverted via:-

  • A3 Slip Road North, A3 Irish Street, A3 Monaghan Road, B210 Coolkill Road and A28 Killylea Road

Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order 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.

Last updated: 28/07/2021 18:55:06

North Down Holywood - a resurfacing scheme on the A2 Bangor Road will commence on Monday 2 August 2021.

The scheme includes resurfacing approximately a one kilometre section of the Belfast bound carriageway of the A2 Bangor Road, between Holywood and the Tillysburn Junction including the Holywood Exchange slip road.

The scheme will be undertaken with evening and overnight traffic management measures in place.

Monday 2 August until Friday 13 August 2021

7.00 pm and 10.00 pm a Lane restrictions in place

between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am the following morning a full closures on the city bound carriageway.

During periods of closure a diversion will operate with traffic leaving Holywood diverted along Jacksons Road, Old Holywood Road and Knocknagoney Road. The Bangor bound carriageway will remain open at all times.    

Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works although some delays may be experienced.   

Substantial completion of the work by 13 August 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions - for further details click A2 Bangor Road Resurfacing Summer 2021

Last updated: 26/07/2021 11:45:25

Update on essential maintenance works on M2 at Bellevue Bridge, Belfast 

North Belfast Essential maintenance works commenced on the M2 at Bellevue Bridge on Monday 12 April 2021 and there is a change to some of the dates of the overnight road and lane closures. 

To facilitate the works it will be necessary to have a number of overnight road and lane closures with all lanes open to traffic at weekends and from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm Monday to Friday. 

July 2021 there will be full closures in both directions between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am on the following dates:

  • Monday 26 July until Saturday 31 July
  • Northbound diversion route from M2 J2 – M2 J4 will include M5 Northbound, A2 Shore Road, Station Road, O'Neill Road, Prince Charles Way, B90 Ballyhenry Road, M2 Junction 4, Sandyknowes. 
  • Southbound diversion route from M2 J4 – M2 J2 will include M2 Southbound Junction 4 Off-slip, Sandyknowes roundabout, B90 Ballyhenry Road, Princes Charles Way, O'Neill Road, Station Road, A2 Shore Road, M5 Southbound, M2 Southbound. 

Completion of the work by 27 August 2021 is subject to favourable weather conditions. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

Last updated: 26/07/2021 11:45:55

Please see below planned Temporary Traffic Management for the A6D2D scheme W/C- 26/07/21

Ongoing Continuous lane closure with traffic control (3.2m running lane)

  • A6 Chapel Rd (Dungiven Mainstreet)  between Magherabuoy Terrace and Priory Lane

Mon 0930- Friday 1600 -Daily

  • A6 Mainline, between B74 Glenshane Rd and Fawney Rd- lane closure with traffic control

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

  • A6 Mainline at Killaloo Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • Ballyhanedin Rd Closure
  • Ardmore Rd Closure
  • Mavis Rd Closure
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Killunaught Rd Closure
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Ervey Rd from A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd
Last updated: 07/07/2021 10:57:46

Co Londonderry - Coleraine the Bishops Road in Downhill is closed near the Junction of the A2 Seacoast Road due to fallen rocks.

The road while remain closed until Dfi Roads Staff and a specialist contractor undertake a safety inspection of the area prior to the road being reopened.

Road Users will need to find an alternative route for their journeys.

Last updated: 10/06/2021 21:02:08

Castlereagh - A major junction improvement scheme for the C298 Mealough Road at its junction with the A24 Saintfield Road will commence on Monday 24 May 2021.

The improvement work will include road widening, realignments and upgrading of the traffic signals including pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities on both the Mealough Road and Saintfield Road.

To ensure the safety of road users and workers it will be necessary to operate a number of off peak road and lane closures and temporary speed restrictions will be in operation on the Saintfield Road. 

The C298 Mealough Road will be closed from Monday 7th June 2021 for approximately 12 weeks. The Mealough Road will be closed from its junction with the Saintfield Road, to the Mill Road, local access will be available to residents and business patrons..

Access and egress to all facilities at Let’s Go Hydro will remain accessible from Saintfield Road. All other residences/businesses within the closure will remain accessible from the Mill Road end.

Daily off-peak closures (9:30am-4:30pm) on A24 Saintfield Road will commence on Monday 7th June 2021.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management with the Contractor in order to minimise inconvenience to the public, road users should expect some delays and allow additional time for journeys in this area.

The scheme is expected to be substantially complete by December 2021.

Last updated: 21/06/2021 08:37:54

Until further notice the Black’s Road and Cairnshill Park & Rides will be closed each evening at 7.30pm.