Last updated: 25/03/2019 12:34:15

Winter Service 

Road surface temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing overnight, no salting planned over night.

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Traffic News

Last updated: 25/03/2019 20:54:21

We have no reports of any unsual incidents or delays.

Last updated: 25/03/2019 20:54:21

Belfast: Malone Road will be closed from Broomhill Close to Cadogan Park (overnight only) from 8pm-6am each night between Monday 25th March 2019 and Friday 5th April 2019 for carriageway works.

Diversion Route:

Country bound: Bradbury Place- Lisburn Road- Balmoral Avenue- Malone Road.

City bound : Balmoral Avenue-Lisburn Road- Bradbury Place- Shaftsbury Square- Great Victoria Street- Bruce Street- Dublin Road -Shaftesbury Square- Bradbury Place- University Road- Malone Road.

Last updated: 25/03/2019 18:20:37

Toome Bypass Closure BOTH DIRECTIONS (Between Creagh Roundabout and Brecart Roundabout)

Tuesday Night 26 March 9pm to 5am (1 Night)

  • Eastbound Diversion via A6 Mainline, Blackpark Rd, Creagh Rd, B18, Drumderg Roundabout
  • Westbound Diversion via Brecart Roundabout at Toome, Roguery Rd, B18, Creagh Rd, Blackpark Road, A6 Mainline


from Monday 25th March the B18 from Drumderg Roundabout to Staffordstown road will be closed for a period of 8 weeks. 

  • Toome B18 Closed from Drumderg Roundabout to Staffordstown Road

As part of this closure there will be no right turn from B18 onto Toome Bypass Eastbound (outside Shivers Business Park)

  • Diversion via Toome Bypass, Brecart Roundabout, Roguery Road, Toome Main Street
  • Diversion from Creagh Road for HGV’s: B18 at Shivers Business Park, Toome Bypass Westbound, Creagh Roundabout, Toome Bypass Eastbound, Drumderg Roundabout
Last updated: 25/03/2019 18:20:37

Co Londonderry - Bellshill Road North - Full Closure  - from Mon 25 February for 10 Weeks

Diversion route via A6 Mainline, Castledawson Roundabout, Castledawson Main Street

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

Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

Last updated: 23/03/2019 12:25:10

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.  

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: 16/03/2019 09:49:55

A scheme to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1 and M2 Motorways has now been completed and became operational on - Monday 11 March 2019.

The new Belfast bound lanes will operate between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and are available for use by buses and coaches with 28 or more seats. A maximum bus lane speed of 40mph will apply. Variable message signs will advise when the bus lanes are in operation. At all times the hard shoulder will remain available for use in an emergency.

Priority signals for buses will operate on the M2 at the Fortwilliam and Duncrue Street junctions.

On the M1 Belfast bound, there will be a revised road layout on the approach and exit to the Lisburn Services (Applegreen), with slip roads lengthened to allow buses to continue on the hard shoulder and merge with traffic leaving and re-joining the motorway.

Drivers and motorcyclists using these Applegreen services should take extra care as they become familiar with the new layout by checking for buses in the hard shoulder and only merging when it is safe to do so. 

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: 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

The information on this website is provided by DfI (Department for Infrastructure). DfI is the sole roads authority responsible for all public roads, footways, bridges and street lights in Northern Ireland.