Traffic News

Last updated: 16/11/2018 11:07:40

We have no reports of any unusual incidents or delays.


Last updated: 16/11/2018 11:07:40

TrafficwatchNI has been re-launched, with new and improved features including

  • Modern, easy to use interface
  • Mobile friendly
  • Congestion mapping integration
  • Accessible, intuitive design
  • Upgraded architecture to support future enhancements
  • Personalised Location preferences

In the coming months new features will be added, including

  • Additional/ improved camera feeds
  • Share buttons
  • Enhanced Winter Service integration
  • Weather station information
  • Enhanced social media integration
Last updated: 16/11/2018 07:04:18

£870,000 extension to Blacks Road Park and Ride facility to open

A new 307 space extension to the Blacks Road Park and Ride facility will open to the public on Monday 19 November following an £870,000 investment. These additional spaces, which include eight dedicated disabled parking bays, more than doubles the total number of spaces to over 550.  Additional cycle parking facilities have also been provided.

Since the Blacks Road Park and Ride facility opened in 2006 the demand for the available spaces has grown rapidly and this recent investment provides additional safe and convenient parking for people travelling into Belfast. The increase in the number of spaces, as part of the Department’s wider Strategic Park and Ride Delivery Programme 2016-2020, underpins a number of key draft Programme for Government outcomes in relation to sustainability, connectivity and an increase in the use of public transport, walking and cycling.

The opening of the extension coincides with the Department’s ongoing upgrade of the Belfast-bound hard shoulder bus lane on the M1, with the sections between Ballyskeagh and Blacks Road and Stockmans Lane and Broadway, reopening to morning peak period traffic from Friday 16 November.

In addition to the extension, Translink has recently introduced its new “Urby” express bus service from the Blacks Road Park & Ride, which provides a fast and comfortable journey directly to Belfast city centre.

Last updated: 14/11/2018 14:04:48

Co Antrim A26 Oldstone Road (between A57 Ballyrobin Road and B39 Seven Mile Straight) will be closed for resurfacing from 29th October until 7th December 2018.  Further details can be found here.

Last updated: 14/11/2018 14:04:48

A one-way traffic system is now in operation on Barnetts Road until a carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme is completed.

  • Traffic will be able to travel from King’s Road to Thornhill Parade.  A diversionary route will be signed for traffic travelling towards King’s Road, which will be diverted via Thornhill Park, Upper Newtownards Road and Knock Road.
Last updated: 04/10/2018 11:59:06

Work commenced on 6 August to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes along the M1 and M2 Motorways.

Initially the scheme involves upgrading the existing bus lanes so their use has been suspend while this work is carried out but it expected they should be operational again by early November 2018. Work on the new sections of bus lanes will then continue and should be complete by December 2018.

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: 01/10/2018 20:11:59

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

Last updated: 01/10/2018 20:08:34

Work continues to improve the sewerage infrastructure in and around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road and the following locations :-

Bankmore Square/ Hardcastle Street – Pipeline installation work is continuing on Hardcastle Street, with access maintained to all businesses. A road closure is currently in place on Hardcastle Street between Bankmore Street and the NCP Car Park entrance until approximately mid-October. NCP Car Park remains open for business as usual and diversion signs are in place.

Alfred Street – works continuing, 2-way cycle lane is suspended, as well as temporary suspension of some on street parking bays 

Clarence Street / Adelaide Street – temporary 1-way cycle lane is in place en-route Out of City along Adelaide Street which requires a temporary suspension of parking bays along the route between Clarence Street and Ormeau Avenue.

The following works will commence during September:-

Ormeau Avenue – Pipeline installation works are due to commence on Monday 10th September around the junction of Alfred Street, and will progress towards Bedford Street. During this time, it will be necessary to suspend some of the parking bays along this section of Ormeau Avenue. Two- way traffic will be maintained with one lane remaining open in each direction, a contraflow system will be in operation during these works.

Charlotte Street Car Park – works are due to commence around Monday 10th September for 3-4 weeks within Charlotte Street Car Park, which will have a reduced number of car parking spaces available. 

Dublin Road – works are due to commence on Monday 24th September between Marcus Ward Street and Pakenham Street. During the works it will be necessary to suspend some of the parking bays and part of the taxi rank along this section of the street. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on the Dublin Road during these works.

Traffic management signage and diversion routes will be in place as appropriate during these works.

For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on email