Traffic News

Last updated: 14/06/2021 08:14:29

Belfast - A55 Parkway. Media reports coming in that there is a broken down lorry on the A55 Parkway heading in the direction of Belmont Rd Roundabout. Please approach with caution.

  • No other reports of any incidents or delays currently. (9:14)
Last updated: 12/06/2021 19:05:52

North Belfast - the B95 Upper Hightown Road has now been reopened following repairs to a safety barrier that that had been damaged.

Last updated: 05/06/2021 12:49:55

East Belfast - the Southbound Section of the A55 Parkway between the Holywood Road and the Belmont Road Roundabout will be closed for resurfacing from Sunday 6 June until Sunday 20 June 2021.

This section will be closed on the evening of Sunday 6 June from 7pm to 6am Monday 7 June 

then overnight weekday evenings from 7pm to 6am the next morning.  

Further Sunday closures are planned for Sunday 13 June and Sunday 20 June between the hours of  6:00am and 8:00pm.

At these times a diversion route will be in place using the Holywood Road and Belmont Road

Road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys in this area at these times.

Last updated: 05/06/2021 12:49:54

A carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A20 Portaferry Road, Newtownards will commence on Monday 7 June 2021.

The scheme extends a distance of approximately 300 metres from its junction with New Road to the approach to the Portaferry Road Roundabout including the junction of Portaferry Road / New Road.   

Due to the nature of the scheme a daily weekday overnight road closure - Monday – Friday will be in place.  

between the hours of 7.00 pm and 6.00 am from Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June 2021 and from Monday 14 June to Tuesday 15 June 2021

During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted

  • via U9020 Court Street, A21 South Street and A20 Castlebawn Road.

The road will be open to traffic in the daytime during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works although some delays may be experienced. 

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. 

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.

Substantial completion of the work by Wednesday 16 June 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions.

For further details on this scheme click A20 Portaferry Resurfacing 

Last updated: 12/06/2021 08:26:13

North Belfast: Essential maintenance works commenced on the M2 at Bellevue Bridge on Monday 12 April 2021 and are expected to last twenty weeks.

To facilitate the works it will be necessary to have a number of overnight road and lane closures with all lanes open to traffic from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm Monday to Friday. 

To complete the works the following road and lane closures will be in operation over the period from mid-April to the end of August:

May /June 2021 - there will be full closures in both directions on the following dates:

  • 11.00 pm on Monday 31 May until 6.00 am on Tuesday 1 June;
  • 11.00 pm on Tuesday 1 June until 6.00 am on Wednesday 2 June;
  • 11.00 pm on Wednesday 2 June until 6.00 am on Thursday 3 June;
  • During the hours of 6.00am until 11.00pm all lanes will be available.
  1. Northbound diversion route from M2 J2 – M2 J4 will include M5 Northbound, A2 Shore Road, Station Road, O'Neill Road, Prince Charles Way, B90 Ballyhenry Road, M2 Junction 4, Sandyknowes.
  3. Southbound diversion route from M2 J4 – M2 J2 will include M2 Southbound Junction 4 Off-slip, Sandyknowes roundabout, B90 Ballyhenry Road, Princes Charles Way, O'Neill Road, Station Road, A2 Shore Road, M5 Southbound, M2 Southbound.

Starting at 11.00 pm on Thursday 1 July a programme of full overnight closures in both direction will be installed between 11.00pm – 6.00am from Monday to Friday until 27 August. During the period 6.00 11.00pm all lanes will be available and on Saturdays the road will re-open at 7.00am;

Completion of the work by 27 August 2021 is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.  All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors. 

Last updated: 05/06/2021 09:37:56

Below the planned Temporary Traffic Management for the A6D2D scheme W/C- 7 June 2021 

Tuesday  0930 - Friday 1500 – Daily Lane closures with traffic control

  • A6 Chapel Rd (Dungiven Mainstreet)   between Magherabuoy Terrace and Curragh Rd

Monday 0900- Friday 1800 - Continuously

  • B118 Tamnaherin Rd, lane closure with traffic control

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

  • A6 Mainline at Killaloo Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • Ballyhanedin Rd Closure
  • Ardmore Rd  Closure
  • Mavis Rd Closure
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Killunaught Rd Closure
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Ervey Rd from A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd


Last updated: 10/06/2021 21:02:08

Castlereagh - A major junction improvement scheme for the C298 Mealough Road at its junction with the A24 Saintfield Road will commence on Monday 24 May 2021.

The improvement work will include road widening, realignments and upgrading of the traffic signals including pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities on both the Mealough Road and Saintfield Road.

To ensure the safety of road users and workers it will be necessary to operate a number of off peak road and lane closures and temporary speed restrictions will be in operation on the Saintfield Road. 

The C298 Mealough Road will be closed from Monday 7th June 2021 for approximately 12 weeks. The Mealough Road will be closed from its junction with the Saintfield Road, to the Mill Road, local access will be available to residents and business patrons..

Access and egress to all facilities at Let’s Go Hydro will remain accessible from Saintfield Road. All other residences/businesses within the closure will remain accessible from the Mill Road end.

Daily off-peak closures (9:30am-4:30pm) on A24 Saintfield Road will commence on Monday 7th June 2021.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management with the Contractor in order to minimise inconvenience to the public, road users should expect some delays and allow additional time for journeys in this area.

The scheme is expected to be substantially complete by December 2021.

Last updated: 28/05/2021 15:01:17

Until further notice the Black’s Road and Cairnshill Park & Rides will be closed each evening at 7.30pm.