Traffic News

Last updated: 16/02/2019 17:00:06

No unusual delays have been reported.

Last updated: 15/02/2019 20:58:28

A carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Old Belfast Road, Bangor will commence on Sunday 17 February 2019.

The scheme will be delivered in three consecutive phases. Old Belfast Road will be closed to through traffic as follows:

  • From 6.00 am on Sunday 17 February 2019 to 6.00 am on Monday 25 February 2019 from its junction with A2 Belfast Road to its junction with Rathmore Road.
  • From 6.00 am on Monday 25 February 2019 to 5.30 pm on Saturday 2 March 2019 from its junction with Rathmore Road to its junction with Killeen Avenue.
  • From 6.00 pm on Saturday 2 March 2019 to 6.00 am on Monday 4 March 2019 from its junction with Killeen Avenue to its junction with Springhill Road.
  • From 6.00 pm on Saturday 9 March 2019 to 6.00 am on Monday 11 March 2019 from its junction with Killeen Avenue to its junction with Springhill Road.

Diversions will be in place as follows – the A2 Belfast Road, Belfast Road (slip road), West Circular Road, Rathmore Road, Crawfordsburn Road, Springhill Road, and Killeen Avenue.  Diversionary routes on these roads will be clearly signed for each of the three phases of the work and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works.

Completion of the work by 11 March 2019 is dependent on favourable weather conditions. We will keep you updated if there are any changes to the dates/times shown above.

Last updated: 15/02/2019 09:01:43

Saturday 16/02/19 7am to 6pm & Sunday 17/02/19 7am to 6pm (2 days)

Deerpark Road Full Closure (Between Bellaghy and A6 Mainline)

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

Mon Night 18/02/19 9pm to 5am & Tue Night 19/02/19 9pm to 5am

B18 Closure at Toome Bypass Junction (at Shivers Business Park)

Diversion from Toome Bypass: Creagh Roundabout, Toome Bypass Eastbound, Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome Main Street

Diversion from B18: Toome Main Street, Roguery Road, Brecart Roundabout, Toome Bypass Westbound

 

Last updated: 14/02/2019 20:22:42

North Down - the Rathgael Road, Bangor will be closed to through traffic, from its junction with A21 Balloo Road Roundabout to its junction with Henelta Wood this weekend from 06:00 Saturday 16th to 04:00 on Sunday 17th February 2019, in relation to resurfacing works by a private contractor. 
 
Alternative route for through traffic will be, Newtownards Road, West Circular Road, Clandeboye Road and Rathgael Road. 

Delays possible at peak times - allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times 

Last updated: 04/02/2019 20:18:10

Lisburn - a scheme to improve the Knockmore Road / Ballinderry Road Junction commenced on 31 January 2019.

The improvement work will include widening the Knockmore Road, realigning Ballinderry Road East and the introduction of traffic signals to control all traffic movements through the junction, including a number of pedestrian and cycle crossings

To ensure the safety of road users and workers during construction it will be necessary to operate a number of off peak road and lane closures. A temporary speed limit will also be in operation.  Road users are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through the works. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

The dates of lane and road closures will be dependent on the progress of the works and also on favourable weather conditions.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements with the contractor in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, road users should expect some delays and allow additional time when planning a journey.

The scheme is expected to be substantially completed by July 2019.

Last updated: 04/02/2019 20:11:56

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 completed by March 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: 04/02/2019 20:11:32

Work is progressing well on a major NI Water sewerage infrastructure scheme in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road. Work has now recommenced following the Christmas break. 

Dublin Road - Pipeline installation will take place between Ventry Lane and Pakenham Street. In order to carry out the work safely and maintain traffic flow, it is necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of the street. We anticipate this work will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Following completion of work on the Dublin Road, sewer laying will move into Pakenham Street where a road closure will be in place.

Ormeau Avenue - Pipeline installation works between Adelaide Street and Bedford Street. During these works for safety reasons, it is necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of the street. Two-way traffic will be maintained during the works with a contraflow system in place. It will also be necessary to relocate the pedestrian crossing at this location for a short period to facilitate the work.

Marcus Ward Street – Work on a new storm sewer is programmed to commence in mid-January and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete, and a road closure will be in place during this time. Vehicular access will be maintained for residents, and pedestrian access will be available at all times. The Dublin Road NCP car park will remain open as usual with a diversion route clearly signposted.

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