Traffic News

Last updated: 18/12/2018 11:52:55

Co Antrim an earlier road traffic collision M2 Citybound after J6 Rathbeg has now been cleared and the oil spill treated and both traffic lane are open again

Last updated: 18/12/2018 11:55:33

Apart from the weather related issues we have no other reports of any incidents or delays


Last updated: 18/12/2018 11:55:33

Dfi Roads Southern Division - Roads Closed 

  • Kilmore Road Lurgan
  • Ballynafern Road Annaclone

Dfi Roads Lisburn Castlereagh Area - Roads Closed / Updates 

  • B104 Ballinderry Road, near School Lane, Lisburn, fallen tree, REOPENED  
  • B7 26 Burren Rd, Dromara, fallen tree, road CLEARED 
  • B178 Comber Rd, Hillsborough, fallen trees, road closed
  • C297 Upper Ballynahinch Rd, near Golden Pheasant, Annahilt, one lane closed
  • B103 Ballyskeagh Road, near golf driving range, road closed
Last updated: 17/12/2018 13:58:49
  • Co Down: U0369 Glasswater Road, Crossgar remains closed due to the collapse of a bridge wall.
  • C0293 Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan – still closed - due to flooding 
Last updated: 14/12/2018 10:56:44

A one-way traffic system is now in operation on Barnetts Road until a carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme is completed.

  • Traffic will be able to travel from King’s Road to Thornhill Parade.  A diversionary route will be signed for traffic travelling towards King’s Road, which will be diverted via Thornhill Park, Upper Newtownards Road and Knock Road.
Last updated: 11/12/2018 20:34:26

Work commenced on 6 August to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes along the M1 and M2 Motorways.

As part of the ongoing upgrade of the hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1, the sections between Ballyskeagh and Blacks Road and Stockmans Lane and Broadway re-opened to morning peak period traffic on Friday 16 November. They will operate between 7.30 and 9.30am, Monday to Friday. Work on the new sections of bus lanes will continue and should be complete by January 2019.

Temporary traffic management arrangements are required to carry out the works safely. They will generally consist of localised hard shoulder closures and temporary 50mph speed restrictions.  Some road or lane closures will also be needed at off peak times during evenings/ overnight on weekdays, as well as during weekends and these will be signed in advance.

Last updated: 11/12/2018 20:34:29

Belfast - following the recent city centre fire at Bank Buildings a number of city centre streets remain closed in the area.

With the cordon around the affected area expected to stay in place for about four months, Belfast City Council has created a public information page on its website to update businesses and their customers. Click here

Last updated: 11/12/2018 20:34:29

Work is progressing well on this major £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road.

Wastewater Pumping Station / Hardcastle Street - Work is progressing well with construction of the new reinforced concrete underground pumping station nearing completion.

Bankmore Square / Hardcastle Street – Pipeline installation are now complete, with road reinstatement underway. Further works will be undertaken at the other end of Hardcastle Street on Marcus Ward Street in Jan/Feb 2019.

In order to minimise disruption to traffic over the Christmas period, work on these main routes will be suspended from Monday 26th November, re-commencing with the same traffic management arrangements on Monday 7th January 2019. 

Work will continue throughout December along the footpath at Cromac Street and pipeline installation works will get underway during the week commencing 26th November within the Charlotte Street Car Park and in front of the NIFRS Station. 

Hope Street – Pipeline installation works are due to commence in early January 2019. These works will be between Hope Street Car Park, Holiday Inn Hotel and Sandy Row junction and traffic management arrangements will be confirmed in due course.

We will endeavour to keep the public updated with the timescale for the completion of each section of the project. However, as with any large and complex capital project, adjustments to timeframes are to be expected.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience and cooperation during the completion of this essential improvement work. We assure you that we will do everything that we can to keep all future disruption to a minimum. For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office: email