Traffic News

Last updated: 21/10/2019 18:06:56

An ongoing emergency lane closure on University Road between Elmwood Avenue and Camden Street will now not be removed before the Tuesday morning peak traffic period. This is likely to cause long delays on University Road, Malone Road and Stranmillis Road. Motorists should allow extra time for thier journey or seek an alternative route. 

Last updated: 21/10/2019 18:26:52

An emergency lane restriction in place on University Road into Belfast between Elmwood Avenue and Camden Street is now likely to run through the evening peak. Drivers can expect delays as a result. 

Elsewhere traffic is busy on the following routes. 

  • M1 heading out of town towards Blacks Road

No other unusual delays have been reported.



Last updated: 21/10/2019 07:32:04

Co Antrim - the A2 Cushendall Road between Ballycastle and Cushendun/Cushendall has been closed due to a culvert collapse.  

An official signed diversion route - suitable for all types of vehicles is now in place which will take traffic towards Ballymena via the

B14 / A43 Ballyeamon Road / Glenravel Road - A26 Frosses Road - A44 Drones Road   and vice versa.

This is a lengthy detour so allow extra time for journeys in this area - it is anticipated repairs could take up to 10 days to be completed.

Last updated: 21/10/2019 07:32:04

Mon 21/10/19 6am for 2 days Bellshill Road North - Full Closure

Diversion via A6 Mainline, Castledawson Roundabout, Castledawson Main St

Thur 24/10/19 6am for 1 Week B183 Moneynick Road - Full Closure (between Derrygowan Rd and M22 J3 Roundabout)

Diversion via Drumderg Roundabout (Toome), A6 Dual Carriageway, M22 J3

Fri 25/10/19 10pm to Mon 28/10/19 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

Here is a list of the temporary traffic management atrrangements for the A6 scheme for week commencing 21 October 2019 

Mon to Fri 09:30 to 16:00 Daily (As required)

  • A6 Mainline from Baranailt Rd to Foreglen Rd- Two way traffic control

Mon to Fri 07:00 to 18:00 Daily-

  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • 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: 19/10/2019 09:19:13

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 

Last updated: 19/10/2019 09:19:16

Castlereagh / Belfast major roadworks continue on A24 Saintfield Road between Cairnshill Road and Lenaghan Avenue.

A lane restiction is now in place on the out of town A24 Saintfield Road on the approach to the Cairnshill Road (both citybound lanes have reopened) 

A 30mph enforceable speed limit remains in place for the duration of the works.  

The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of October 2019.

Last updated: 19/10/2019 09:19:19

Newtownabbey due to a burst water main an Emergency Lane Closure with temporary traffic lights is in place on Mallusk Road between its junctions with McKinney Road and Mallusk Way until Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Some delays can be expected at busy times of the day. 

Last updated: 18/10/2019 14:16:34

Co Down – cyclists are advised that due to resurfacing works on the A2 Warrenpoint Road Dual Carriageway (Newry bound) that the shared Hard shoulder / Cycle lane has been suspended for the duration of the works. Cyclists are advised to use an alternative route along Mound Road – Greenan Road – Old Warrenpoint Road.

The closure will remain in place until Sunday 3rd November 2019.