Traffic News

Last updated: 18/10/2021 17:02:28

In Greater Belfast traffic starting to build up on the following routes:-

  • leaving M2 at Nelson Street
  • A12 Westlink towards York Street
  • Stockmans Lane towards Lisburn Road
Last updated: 12/10/2021 07:37:08

South Belfast A carriageway resurfacing scheme on the section of the A55 Belvoir Road between Tesco Newtownbreda and the Milltown Road will commence on Monday 11 October 2021.


The scheme will be completed under weekday evening / overnight road closures, between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am the next morning from Monday 11 to Monday 18 October 2021.


During these times access for residents will be maintained and a signed diversionary route will be in place using :-

  • A55 Belvoir Road, Northbound (towards Forestside), A24 Saintfield Road, Purdysburn Road & Milltown Road.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public, however road users should allow additional time for journeys in this area.


Completion of the work by 18 October 2021 is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Last updated: 15/10/2021 12:46:41

Here is the planned Temporary Traffic Management for the A6D2D scheme W/C- 18 October 2021.


Traffic Switch St05-St08 @ Ch 10+270 – Eastbound switch to Westbound.


Continuous TM–

  • Ardmore Rd Closure
  • Mavis Rd Closure
  • Gulf 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: 11/10/2021 11:00:16

A resurfacing scheme on the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan commenced Monday 13 September 2021.


The improvement work will include resurfacing of the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan from the Ballygowan Roundabout to a point approximately 50 metres on the Ballygowan side of The Brea, a length of some 1,100 metres. 


To complete the scheme safely traffic management measures will be in place from Monday 13 September until Friday 29 October 2021.


The traffic management measures will involve full closures on the Comber Road between the hours of 9.30 am and 4:30 pm.


During these times a diversion will be in place.

  • The traffic will be diverted along A23 Belfast / Moneyreagh Road, B178 Hillsborough Road and A21 Ballygowan / Comber Road.   


The road will be open to traffic outside these hours, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.


Local access for residents, and users of schools, and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works. 


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: 08/10/2021 11:47:57

Castlereagh - A major junction improvement scheme for the C298 Mealough Road at its junction with the A24 Saintfield Road commenced 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. 

A closure of the C298 Mealough Road has been extended to December 2021, with the road closed from its junction with the Saintfield Road, to the Mill Road, local access is 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.