Traffic News

Last updated: 21/11/2019 17:45:07

Leaving Lisburn: the Moira Road is down to one lane between Daggar Road and Moyrusk Road following a collapse man hole. Temporary Traffic Management in place until tomorrow to allow full repair.

Last updated: 21/11/2019 20:55:43

No unusual delays have been reported.



Last updated: 21/11/2019 08:22:17

Co Antrim - Larne a resurfacing scheme on the A36 Shaneshill Road, Larne commenced on Monday 4 November 2019.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to introduce a full road closure (Monday-Friday) from 7.00am to 6:00pm from Monday 4 November 2019 until Friday 29 November 2019.

During the road closure a diversion will be in operation via

  • The Collin Road, Rashee Road, Main Street, Ballyclare, Ballynure Road, A57 Templepatrick Road, A8 Belfast Road and A8 Larne Road (and vice-versa).
  • HGVs advised to use an alternative route via A26 Lisnevenagh Road, M2 Motorway, A57 Templepatrick Road, A8 Belfast Road and A8 Larne Road (and vice-versa).

PORT OF LARNE - FERRY TRAVEL - ALLOW EXTRA TIME  - this is the main route for those travelling from Ballymena to the Port of Larne anyone wishing to use the ferry will need to make allowance for the additional journey time using the diversionary alternatives.

Last updated: 21/11/2019 06:25:41

Co Down a resurfacing scheme on Banbridge Road, Kinallen between the junction with Skeagh Road and the Gall Bog cross roads commenced on Monday 11 November 2019. 

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a weekday daily road closure (Monday - Friday) between the hours of 7.30 am and 6.00 pm from Monday 11 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019 (completion date dependent on favourable weather conditions)

During these times traffic diversion will be in place via Dromore using

  • the Kinallen Road, Howe Road, Ballynahinch Road, Diamond Road and vice versa.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday, however, there may be temporary traffic controls in operation at times as necessitated by the works. 

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works. 

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

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

Last updated: 21/11/2019 06:25:41

Mon 18 November 2019 for 2.5 Weeks

Creagh Road Closure (at Junction with A6 Mainline)

  • Diversion via Blackpark Road

Fri 22 November 2019 10pm to Mon 25 November 2019 6am (56 hours)

A6 Full Closure Both Directions (between Castledawson Roundabout and Hillhead Road)

  • Westbound diversion via Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magherafelt Bypass, Castledawson Roundabout
  • Eastbound diversion via Knockcloughrim, Hillhead Road, A6 Mainline

Local Diversion routes for Brough Road South and St Malachy’s GAA Club will be issued separately

Mon 25 November 2019 from 6am for 10 Months

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

Mon 28 October 2019  from 6am for 3 Months NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6/ Hillhead Junction - Phase 01

  • No Right Turn for A6 Eastbound Traffic at Creagh Road (for 3 Months)

Here is a list of the temporary traffic management arrangements for the A6 scheme for week commencing 18 November 2019

Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:00 Daily-

  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Fawney Rd to Mavis Rd.
  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from The Beeches to Tirbracken Rd

Thursday 1600

  • Traffic put onto temporary road at Tamnaherin Rd junction

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

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

 Continuous –

  • Tirbracken 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
  • Permanent closure of Foreglen Rd
  • Closure of Lane one of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Foreglen Rd
  • Foreglen Road now closed permanently at the Brackfield end of Foreglen Road .

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

  • Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road


Last updated: 19/11/2019 06:41:08

Co Tyrone a road and footway resurfacing scheme will commence on Donaghmore Road, Dungannon on Monday 25 November.

The scheme takes place between Newell Rd and Anne Street. 

The works require a two way road closure between 8.00am and 5.00pm from Monday 25 until Friday 29 November and again on Monday 2 until Tuesday 3 December.

During the road closure through traffic will be diverted

  • via Quarry Lane, Thomas Street, Greer’s Road and Anne Street.

Local access for residents and businesses will be facilitated.

The Department has carefully programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however, road users can expect some delays and should allow additional time when planning any journeys.

Depending on favourable weather conditions it is expected the scheme to be completed by Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Last updated: 07/11/2019 15:35:43

Belfast  - A12 Westlink Overnight Closures commenced Monday evening 23 September

Westlink closed both directions 23:00 - 06:00 the next morning - Clifton Street offslip - Clifton Street onslip 

Major Maintenance Clifton Street Bridge - 23 Sept 2019 - 30 November 2019 - diversions in place at this time

  • Westbound - A12 Westbound Clifton Street offslip, Clifton Street, Carrick Hill, Millfield, Divis Street, A12 Westbound Divis Street Onslip. 
  • Eastbound - A12 Eastbound Clifton Street offslip, Clifton Street, Carrick Hill, Frederick Street, York Street.

Allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times