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Last updated: 21/09/2019 16:00:53
  • No reports of any incidents or delays currently 
Last updated: 21/09/2019 12:02:05

Castlereagh - the first of two weekend closures for resurfacing commences Saturday evening 21st September 2019 

A24 Saintfield Road - will be closed continuously in both directions from its junction with Cairnshill Road to its junction with Lenaghan Park

  • from 20:00 Saturday 21st September to 18:00 Sunday 22 September 

Diversion route at these times using - Purdyburn Road - Milltown Road - A55 Belvoir Road

Road users should expect some delays and allow extra times for journeys in this area 

Last updated: 21/09/2019 12:02:05

The Met Office has issues a Yellow Weaher warning for Northern Ireland for Rain

Between 18:00 on Saturday 21 Sep 2019 and 21:00 on Sunday 22 Sep 2019

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday evening, perhaps merging into longer spells of rain on Sunday.

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Interruption to power supplies due to lightning is possible
Last updated: 21/09/2019 10:59:59

Belfast - Culture night becomes Culture Day on Saturday 21st September .

  • Saturday 21st September 2019 - Parking

On Saturday 21st September, parking will be limited in some areas of Cathedral Quarter. There will be no on-street car parking spaces available on:

  • Donegall Street  Academy Street  Exchange Street West  Talbot Street  York Street.

Proposed Road Closure Schedule Saturday 21st September 2019  10am - 5pm

  • Donegall Street  Academy Street  Exchange Street West  Talbot Street

Looking for more details click Cultural Night 2019 


Last updated: 19/09/2019 13:20:39

Belfast - Sunday 22 September, over 5,000 participants will set off on their 13.1mile journey from Ormeau Park in a bid to complete the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon. The 2019 route remains the same as the 2018 event route - Starting on Ormeau Embankment and finishing in Ormeau Park, the Half Marathon route takes in the picturesque Belfast City, from Victoria Park to Cornmarket, the Falls Road to Botanic Avenue.

The event commences at 9am on Ormeau Embankment.

Roads will start to close wholly or partially from around 7am until 12noon. Motorists are advised to expect some traffic disruption during the event.  Where possible stewards will facilitate traffic and ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.  Motorists are asked to follow diversion signs and take direction from stewards on the route. Once all runners have passed points on the route, reopening of the roads will be managed. 

The 2019 marathon route takes in

  • Ormeau Embankment - Park Rd - Ravenhill Rd - Albertbridge Rd - Newtownards Rd - Dee Street - Sydenham Bypass - into Victoria Park - Airport Rd - Sydenham Rd - Queens Quay - High St - Cornmarket - Donegall Place - Castle St - Divis St - Falls Rd - Grosvenor Rd - Great Victoria St  - Bruce St - Dublin Rd - Botanic Avenue - University St - Ormeau Bridge - back into Ormeau Park. 

Looking for more details click Belfast City Half Marathon 2019 


Translink is advising passengers in Belfast to expect bus service diversions and delays on the morning of Sunday 22nd September due to road closures in place for Belfast City Half Marathon.

G1 Glider services are subject to disruption with diversions and service suspension in areas from 8am until around noon. G2 Glider services will also be suspended until the end of the marathon. 

Both bus and Glider services will be restored as quickly as possible once roads re-open to traffic. Follow @Translink_NI to keep up to date with the latest Translink travel advice.

Last updated: 18/09/2019 12:23:48

Co Fermanagh - A34 Lisnagole Road Lisnaskea

The Majors Bridge replacement scheme continues - the bridge reopened on 16 September but has a lane closure and temporary traffic controls in place for a few more weeks.

Last updated: 18/09/2019 12:23:48

Co Antrim - a carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A44 Magheramourne Road between Armoy and Ballycastle commenced Monday 9 September 2019.

The scheme which extends a distance of approximately 2.5 kilometres from the Lagge Road Junction to the Islandarragh Road junction 

It will be necessary to operate a road closure southbound between the hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm from Monday 9 September until Sunday 29 September.

Diversion in place at these times via

  • Moyarget Road – Carrowreagh Road/Main Street, Armoy and vice versa. The road will be open outside of the times stipulated. 

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.

Completion of the works by 29 September will be dependent on favourable weather conditions.

Last updated: 18/09/2019 12:23:09

Castlereagh / Belfast major roadworks on A24 Saintfield Road between Cairnshill Road and Lenaghan Avenue commenced Monday 15 July 2019

To facilitate construction and ensure the safety of workers and road users, lane closures with a 30mph speed limit will be in operation for the duration of the works. One lane in both directions will be maintained.  

The speed camera (safety camera) near Beechill Park will enforce this temporary speed limit.

The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Last updated: 18/09/2019 12:23:09

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

  • Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

W/C 9th September Temporary Traffic Management 

Mon to Tues 09:30 to 16:00  and 1800-0600 Daily (As required)

  • A6 Mainline from Baranailt Rd to Foreglen Rd- Two way traffic control

Mon to Fri 07:00 to 18:00 Daily-

  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • Magheramore Haul Crossing
  • Killunaught Haul Crossing
  • Derrychrier Rd Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • Tamnaherin Rd, 2 way traffic control (only as required)

Continuous –

  • Closure of Tirbracken Rd
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Altagarran Rd Closure
  • Gortilea Rd Closure
  • A6 Mainline Hard shoulder Closure, West bound and Eastbound, from Foreglen Rd to Gulf Rd
  • Baranailt Rd (North) Closure