Traffic News

Last updated: 22/10/2020 02:40:18
  • The Motorway emergency phone system on the M1 and M2 are still not working this evening. The Police are doing additional Motorway patrols - any motorist requiring assistance should stay with their vehicle until the police arrive. (the Highway Code says drivers and passengers should leave the vehicle and get behind the safety fencing for protection but any persons feeling vulnerable or unable to get over the safety fencing should stay in the vehicle as should any animals in the vehicle). 

No other delays or incidents to report at this time

Last updated: 19/10/2020 05:58:34

Castlereagh  - a road improvement scheme on the A24 Saintfield Road, Carryduff commenced on Monday 28 September 2020 and subject to favourable weather conditions will be completed by Tuesday 27 October. 

The resurfacing scheme, is on a section of the A24 between Knockbracken Road South and the Manse Road junction. 

Following two weekend closures the scheme moves into its final phase this week which will involve :-

  • Overnight road closures from Monday 19 October until Tuesday 27 October between the hours of 9.00 pm and 6.00 am.

During the full road closures

  • a diversionary route will operate via A7 Saintfield Rd, B178 Comber Rd, A23 Moneyreagh Rd, A55 Upper Knockbreda Rd to accommodate traffic and vice versa.

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, 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 with all temporary traffic restrictions and follow the signed diversionary route when required.

for further information click A24 Saintfield Road Resurfacing Sept - Oct 2020

Last updated: 21/10/2020 02:54:52


Wednesday 15 July 2020 Permanent diversion commences on Boilas Lane  - Diversion Route for Residents 37 & 37b via Creagh Junction

From Monday 2 December 2019 for 10 Months

NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6 Mainline - Castledawson Roundabout to Brough Road – Phase 05 (Traffic switched onto EB (1 lane) + WB (1 lane))

Creagh Hill – Full Closure at Deerpark Junction - From Mon 25 February for 12 Months

Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

Deerpark Road Closed (between Bellaghy and Deerpark Road/ A6 Junction) From Mon 29/06/20 7am for 16 Weeks

Resident & Business Access will be maintained

Diversion via Bellaghy Main Street, Old Town Road, Hillhead Road, A6 Mainline

Below is the planned Temporary Traffic Management arrangements for W/C- 19 October 2020

Wednesday to Frday 

  • Traffic Control A6 Mainline between Ardmore Rd and Brackfield 0930-1600

Monday - Sunday (Continuous)

  • Traffic Control Tirbracken Rd from Gortica Rd to the A6 Mainline
  • Traffic Control Tamnaherin Rd from Fawney Rd to the A6 Mainline

Monday to Friday 07:00 to 18:00 Daily-

  • Fawney Haul Crossing
  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • Ballyhanedin Rd Haul Crossing
  • Magheramore Rd Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • Baranailt Rd South
  • Mavis Rd closure
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Altagarran Rd Closure
  • Gortilea Rd Closure
  • A6 Mainline Hard shoulder Closure, West bound and Eastbound, from Foreglen Rd to Gulf Rd
  • Killunaught Rd Closure
  • Derrychrier Rd Closure
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Lane one of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Foreglen Rd -A6
  • Closure of Ervey Rd from A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd
Last updated: 21/10/2020 02:54:55

North Down - Bangor - the C232 Gransha Road from its junction A2 South Circular Road / Gransha Road Roundabout to its junction with U8033 Bloomfield Road 

will be closed for resurfacing later this week 

From 08:00 to 18:00 on Friday 23rd October 2020.

At these times a signed diversion route will be in place using the following roads 

  • A2 South Circular Road, U8033 Bloomfield Road and C252 Gransha Road.
Last updated: 21/10/2020 02:54:55

A5 Omagh Road - Phase 2 of the resurfacing works on a section of the A5 Omagh Road, Ballygawley between Shantavny Road and Ballynasaggart Road 

Lane closure to facilitate civil engineering works including resurfacing.

Closure to operare: 12th October at 08:00hrs to 21st November at 18:00hrs (Continuously)

Traffic control to operate, delays expected. (5-15mins)…


Last updated: 02/10/2020 06:20:23

Belfast - Barnetts Road – One way Closure until Friday 30th October 2020 with traffic permitted to travel from Kings Road towards Thornhill Park.