Traffic News

Last updated: 26/01/2023 20:21:52

In the Greater Belfast area traffic has now eased with no reports of any incidents or delays currently.


  • Motorists are advised that road closures are in place at Bridge Street in Portadown, as police and emergency services are in attendance at a gas leak in the area. A number of homes in the area have been evacuated. Please avoid the area if possible (20:15)
Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:14:33

Belfast - a section of Tates Avenue from the Lisburn Road to Sandringham Street will be closed to traffic from

10:00pm Friday 27 January to 6:00am Monday 30 January 2023 continuously to allow a NI Water Sewer connection.

Diversion routes will be in place

  • Diversion 1- Lisburn Road, Stockmans Lane, Boucher Road, Tates Avenue.
  • Diversion 2 - Lisburn Road, Bradbury Place, Great Victoria Street, Bruce Street, Dublin Road, Donegal Road, Westlink Roundabout, Glenmachan Street 
Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:37:43

South / East Belfast - the roads listed below, in the vicinity of the Kingspan Stadium, will have parking restrictions to facilitate access by Emergency Services to residential properties on:-

Friday 27 January 2023 from 15:00 to 23:59

  • Shelbourne Road
  • Onslow Gardens
  • Onslow Parade
  • Haddington Gardens
  • Hughes Court
  • Ardenlee Parade
  • Mount Merrion Avenue - Cregagh Road to Knockbreda Road 

Restricted parking for Residents and patrons of Ulster Rugby, Kingspan.

No waiting cones denoting Parking restrictions, for the build-up of traffic in the area and duration of the match.  

Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:37:43

East Belfast - a pedestrian, and cyclist safety improvement scheme will commence on Monday 9 January 2023 on the A55 Upper Knockbreda Road at the junction of the Cregagh Road and subject to favourable weather conditions will be completed by the end of April 2023.

Lane closures will be in place from 9.30 and 16.30, Monday to Friday.

The scheme, includes the realignment, widening and resurfacing of the carriageway with improved provision for cyclists and pedestrians including the upgrade of the existing traffic signals, drainage and street lighting. Once completed it will also provide a direct connection between the Connswater Greenway and the Cregagh Glen.

Access to the cycle lane along this stretch of road will also be limited at certain times, however, the Department will aim to keep this to a minimum where possible.

Further information on the scheme is available at A55 Road Safety Scheme

Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:37:35

Lisburn - Bridge Street, is closed as a precaution as there is a derelict building in danger of collapse. Local diversions will be in place until further notice (16:55 Monday)

Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:37:33

Glengormley - there are three way temporary traffic lights in place on the Hightown Road / Mallusk Road junction from Monday 9 January - Friday 3 March 2023 for works by NI Water as a new sewer is installed.

Delays can be expected - Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys in this area until the works are completed.

Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:14:19


Roads works will commence on the A49 Saintfield Road Lisburn between the Saintfied Road Roundabout and Berkely Hall

from 23 January until the end of February 2023, to construct road improvements for a housing development opposite Plantation Road.

Two-way flow on the A49 will be maintained Monday to Saturday, 

however due to the nature of the works it will be necessary to close the A49 for four weekends

from 18.00pm Saturday to 18.00pm Sunday on the

  • 28/29 January
  • 4/5 February
  • 11/12 February
  • 18/19 February

The road heading in the Lisburn direction will be reopened at 13.00 each Sunday.

A further weekend closure will be required to complete the resurfacing works, however this is weather dependant and while this has been preliminary set for the 25/26 February further details will be posted nearer the time.

Diversions will be in place, and road users are advised to allow additional time for their journey in this area.

Last updated: 26/01/2023 11:14:17

In Feeny the B40 Glenedra Road will remain closed due to ongoing emergency repairs on Aughlish Bridge. Work was originally scheduled to end today but due to recent adverse weather conditions the proposed re-opening of the road is now Monday 6 February. Diversions are in place.

Last updated: 12/01/2023 06:26:58

Lisburn - daily lane closures to accommodate traffic signal upgrade on Queens Road, at Lagan Valley Island lasting for 8 weeks starting Monday 9 January 2023.

from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily.

Last updated: 12/01/2023 06:26:55

Ards & North Down - the U126 Bowtown Road Newtownards will be closed to through traffiic

from 08:00 Tuesday 3 January to 17:00 Friday 5 May 2023 (excluding weekends)

for works by NI Water from its junction with Ballyreagh Road to Junction Finlays Road

Alternative route for through traffic

  • Bowtown Road, Old Shore Road, Portaferry Road and Finlay’s Road.
Last updated: 03/01/2023 15:51:46

Co Tyrone - the A29 Cookstown Road in Dungannon will be closed

from 09:30 Monday 9 January to 16:30 Saturday 28 January 2023 (continuously 3 weeks)

for resurfacing on the section between Tullycullion Road and A29 Dungannon Roundabout.

Diversion in place at this time:-

  • Tullycullion Road - Mullaghmore Road - Quarry Lane 
Last updated: 20/01/2023 16:00:36

Please see below planned TTM for the A6-D2D scheme W/C- 23/1/23:


Temporary Speed Restriction

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

Baranuailt Rd - Lane Closures Monday 23/1/23 to Friday 10/2/23 - 08:00-16:00; Construction; NIE Streetlighting

B74 Glenshane Rd / Kilcatten - Lane Closures Monday 23/1/23 to Wednesday 25/1/23; Construction; NIE Streetlighting

A6 Glenshane Rd Dungiven – Lane closures – Wednesday 25/1/23 to Thursday 26/1/23 - 09:30-16:00; Construction; Sign Pole Erection

Gulf Road / Foreglen Road – Lane Closures – Monday 23/1/23 – Wednesday 25/1/23 09:30-16:00; Construction; Surfacing to field entrances

Foreglen Rd – Closure of part of climbing Lane eastbound at Ballyhanedin - Monday 23/1/23 – Tuesday 24/1/23 09:30-16:00


Traffic Switches

New A6 Mainline Claudy to Drumahoe – Switch lane 2 to lane 1 Westbound and Eastbound over Burntollet Bridge Monday 23/1/23 to Thursday 26/1/23; Construction of median

Various Locations throughout scheme Monday 23/1/23 to Friday 27/1/23 Lane 2/1 – Lane 1/2 Switches Eastbound and Westbound carriageways to complete various works inc. sign erection and snagging works


* 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: 03/01/2023 15:51:30

Co Tyrone - Mullaghteige Road, is closed 200m South of 51 Mullaghteige Road due to a Bridge collapsed.

Diversion is via the A45 Coalisland Rd and B106 Bush Rd, and Vice Versa.

Last updated: 03/01/2023 15:51:29

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

  • Donegall Street (lower section) closed from Royal Avenue / York Street Junction to Talbot Street
  • Academy Street - Closed Donegall Street to Exchange Street West

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 has been informed that following a meeting of the recovery coordination team on Friday 7 October that the roads will remain closed - w/c Monday 24 October 2022.