Traffic News

Last updated: 24/09/2021 12:45:25
  • Co Londonderry - an earlier broken down lorry on the Caw Roundabout in Derry has now been removed (12:28)

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on the following routes:-

  • leaving the M2 at Nelson Street
  • leaving M1 at J2 Stockmans Lane
  • Stockmans Lane in both directions
  • A2 Sydenham By Pass towards Dee Street (Bangor bound)
Last updated: 24/09/2021 07:13:25

Balmoral Show 22nd – 25th September 2021 ( Run and managed by the RUAS )

The rescheduled Balmoral Show continues Friday and Saturday the 24th-25th September 2021 at Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn with the event open from 09.30 daily 

Visitors are requested to leave plenty of time for their journey and as with any major event be prepared for potential delays. Those wishing to attend, should consider using public transport if possible.

Non show traffic should try to avoid the area around the Halftown Road, A3 Moira Road, Harrys Road and Hillsborough Road / Blaris Road when possible during show hours.

Also try to avoid arriving or leaving the show during the morning or evening rush hour when traffic generally is at its peak elsewhere.

Routes to The Show

  • Visitors travelling from the West should take the M1 Motorway and leave at junction 8 ( Blaris ) where they will be directed to travel via the A101 and A1 Hillsborough Road, Sprucefield Roundabout, and Blaris Road
  • Traffic from the North West should travel down the A26, Moira Roundabout,then along the A3 Moira Road towards Lisburn, accessing the show via Halftown Road
  • Lisburn Traffic should take the Moira Road out of Lisburn and access the show via the Halftown Road
  • Those travelling from Belfast and the North East should travel south on the M1 Motorway, leaving the motorway at junction 7 ( Sprucefield ), and follow the direction signage for A1 Lisburn, accessing the show via Blaris Road.
  • Traffic from the South should use the A1 Dual carriageway and access the show via Harrys Road which is the first left turn after the Hillsborough Roundabout

Extensive signing will be in place close to the show entrances. Please follow these and the directions of the PSNI.

Further details of arrangements for travelling to the Show can also be found at: and public transport and shuttle bus links from Lisburn Train station at;

Real time traffic information updates can be found on the trafficwatchni twitter feed.

Last updated: 23/09/2021 20:02:25

Belfast - Ormeau Embankment, between Ravenhill Road and Ormeau Road, will be closed on the following remaining dates in September from 16:00 hrs until 23:59 hrs to facilitate traffic management measures associated with the Belsonic Events which will be held in Ormeau Park.

  • Friday 24th
  • Saturday 25th

Additional lane closures are also planned in the vicinity of Ormeau Park.

Last updated: 21/09/2021 09:27:20

North Down - Bangor - a resurfacing scheme on the A2 Bloomfield Road, Roundabout in Bangor, will take place between Sunday 26 September and Thursday 7 October under a series of evening & night-time road closures.

Closures on Sunday 26 Sept & Sunday 02 Oct will take place from 7pm to 6am the next morning.

The weekday closures from Monday to Thursday will take place from 8pm to 6am the next morning.

Diversions will be in place at these times with Access for local residents and Bloomfield Shopping Centre maintained with signed diversions in place

  • using C252 Gransha Road, U134 Balloo Road and A21 Newtownards Road.

For more information click Bloomfield Road Roundabout Resurfacing

Last updated: 10/09/2021 15:46:53

A resurfacing scheme on the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan will commence on Monday 13 September 2021.

The improvement work will include resurfacing of the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan from the Ballygowan Roundabout to a point approximately 50 metres on the Ballygowan side of The Brea, a length of some 1,100 metres. 

To complete the scheme safely traffic management measures will be in place from Monday 13 September until Friday 29 October 2021.

The traffic management measures will involve full closures on the Comber Road between the hours of 9.30 am and 4:30 pm.

During these times a diversion will be in place.

  • The traffic will be diverted along A23 Belfast / Moneyreagh Road, B178 Hillsborough Road and A21 Ballygowan / Comber Road.       

The road will be open to traffic outside these hours, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Local access for residents, and users of schools, and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works. 

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.

Last updated: 20/09/2021 14:21:06

Co Londonderry - Coleraine the Bishops Road in Downhill is closed near the Junction of the A2 Seacoast Road due to fallen rocks.

The road while remain closed until Dfi Roads Staff and a specialist contractor undertake a safety inspection of the area prior to the road being reopened.

Road Users will need to find an alternative route for their journeys.

Last updated: 20/09/2021 14:21:06

Here is the planned Temporary Traffic Management for the A6D2D scheme W/C- 20 September 2021.

The full closure of the A6 that was planned overnight Mon 20 September has been cancelled. This will be replaced with traffic control. This is for traffic transferring onto the new carriageway at Tamnaherin.

Monday -Wednesday off peak (as required)

  • A6 between Tamnaherin and Ardmore- lane closure with traffic control

Monday-Friday 0930-1600 Daily (as required)

  • A6 Chapel Rd (Dungiven Mainstreet)  between Priory lane and Crebarkey Rd- lane closure with traffic control

Monday-Friday 0930-1600 Daily (as required)

  • A6 Foreglen Rd between Derrychrier and Ballyhanedin Rd- lane closure with traffic control

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

  • A6 Mainline at Killaloo Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • 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: 20/09/2021 14:21:02

Castlereagh - A major junction improvement scheme for the C298 Mealough Road at its junction with the A24 Saintfield Road  commenced 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. 

A closure of the C298 Mealough Road has been extended to December 2021, with the road closed from its junction with the Saintfield Road, to the Mill Road, local access is 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: 20/09/2021 14:21:02

Co Armagh - A27 Market Street, Tandragee – traffic control is in place until further notice following the collapse of a building and the dangerous nature of adjacent property.

While work is ongoing to stabilise the adjacent property measures are expected to be in place for a number of weeks, this unfortunately will mean vehicular traffic will face delays as they negotiate the necessary safety cordon around the site

While the town centre of Tandragee remains open for business as usual, drivers of through traffic are advised to avoid the centre of Tandragee if possible and use an alternative route.  

Last updated: 21/06/2021 08:37:54

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