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Last updated: 17/07/2019 21:01:25

The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush Golf Club from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 July 2019.

It is anticipated that there will be a high number of spectators attending throughout the week. To minimise road traffic congestion, the organisers of The Open are asking visitors to consider the use of public transport, which will be significantly enhanced for travel convenience.

There will be no car parking available at Royal Portrush Golf Club or in the immediate area. All public parking will be provided at managed Park and Ride sites.

For extensive details of all the Traffic and Travel related issues follow this link 148th Open Royal Portrush 2019

See also below for item with details of car parking and road closures / restrictions in and around Portrush this week.   

Traffic News

Last updated: 18/07/2019 08:21:48

The Open

In and around Portrush traffic is generally moving well. Just some build up of trafic on the B62 Ballybogey Road approaching the Park & Ride site. 

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on the following routes. 

  • M2 approach Nelson Street 
  • A12 Westlink towards the M2
  • Saintfield Road heading into town approaching Cairnshill

Elsewhere there are no reports of any incidents or delays at this time. 

Last updated: 17/07/2019 21:02:27

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 September.

Last updated: 17/07/2019 21:02:27

PORTRUSH - the following roads will be CLOSED to through traffic between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00 from Sunday 14 July – Sunday 22 July 2019 (inclusive):

  • Bushmills Road/Dunluce Road - between Crocknamack Road and Magheracross Car Park
  • Ballybogey Road - from Ballymacrea Road/Ballymagarry Road to Dunluce Road
  • Portstewart Road - between Glenvale Crescent and Coleraine Road
  • Whiterocks Road – between Dunluce Road and beach

Traffic to and from Portrush should use Atlantic Road or Portstewart Road. Diversions will be signposted.

Visitors to Portrush should note that extensive on-street parking restrictions will be in place in and around Portrush from Sunday 14 July to Sunday 22 July.

In particular it should be noted that vehicles will not be permitted to stop for any reason (including stopping to set down or pick up passengers) on the following roads:

  • Causeway Street (between Strand Rd and Crocknamack Rd)
  • Crocknamack Road, Bushmills Road
  • Ballywillan Road (between Crocknamack Road and Castleview Park)
  • Dunluce Avenue, Sandhill Drive
  • Eglinton Street (between Sandhill Drive and Crocknamack Road)
  • Portstewart Road (between Coleraine Road and Glenvale Road)
  • Coleraine Road (between Portstewart Road and Glenvale Road)

All temporary parking restrictions will be clearly marked with No stopping or No waiting/No parking cones

Traffic Attendants will be actively enforcing all parking restrictions.

Further details of all traffic restrictions follow this link:  traffic restrictions

Last updated: 17/07/2019 09:56:38

WORKS NOW ON HOLD DURING THE DURATION OF THE OPEN GOLF WEEK (lane restrictions / temporary traffic lights removed ) 

Co Londonderry - NI Water  is upgrading the existing storm sewerage system in Main Street, Ballykelly.

Works commenced on Saturday 22 June 2019 and continue until the end of August, with works 7 days a week, and extended working hours from 7am to 11pm.

Following extensive consultations to minimise the works impact of these works on residents, businesses and road users, works have been programmed to be completed during the summer months when traffic flows are lightest, however some level of disruption should be expected.

It will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure, while work is undertaken in Phases, progressing along the Main Street. 

Traffic flows through Ballykelly Village will be maintained throughout with the use of temporary traffic controls. Significant traffic delays are expected during these works, road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey, or if possible take an alternative route.

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:05

NI Water Works Ormeau Road / Ormeau Avenue Junction - Ormeau Sewerage Improvement Scheme

NI Water has identified a section of sewer in the Lower Ormeau Road (close to the junction with Ormeau Avenue), that requires urgent replacement

Work will therefore begin on the left turning lane from the Ormeau Road into Ormeau Avenue during the week commencing 24th June 2019.

During this phase of work there will be no access to Ormeau Avenue from the Ormeau Road, a diversion route will be signposted via Cromac Street /  May Street / Adelaide Street. Once this section is complete, work will progress out onto the Ormeau Road where a lane closure will be in place.

Traffic flow will be maintained during this phase using temporary traffic signals. Traffic delays around this junction are expected during this time. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately 6 weeks to complete, with work suspended during the July holidays form 5th – 22nd July.

NI Water will continue do everything that we can to keep all disruption to a minimum for the remainder of the works.

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:08

Bellshill Road (South of A6) - Full Closure - Mon 24 June 2019 for 4 Weeks

  • Diversion via Bellshill Road South, New Link Road to Annaghmore Road South, Annaghmore Road South

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

  • Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road
Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:09

Co Fermanagh - A34 Lisnagole Road Lisnaskea

will be Closed from Tuesday 7th May to Thursday 29 August 2019

from its junction with Gola Road Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge 

Diversions will be in place however delays of up to 15 minutes are possible at peak periods

Last updated: 16/07/2019 13:29:13

Mid Ulster South Surface Dressing - Summer 2019

Carriageway Surface Dressing operations will take place in the Mid Ulster South Section Area on B, C and U Class routes between Monday 10 June and Friday 2 August 2019

(Mid Ulster South takes in Dungannon, Coalisland, Donaghmore, Castlecaulfield, Moy, Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Aughnacloy, Caledon)

  1. Road closures for surface dressing are generally of short duration. The work is weather dependent and may occur on any day within the specified period.
  2. Diversionary routes will not be signposted.
  3. Emergency services, school buses and local access will be accommodated at all times.

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