Traffic News

Last updated: 20/06/2024 09:47:53

Traffic is busy on the following routes :

  • leaving the M2 at Nelson Street
  • A12 Westlink towards York Street


Bangor – The Groomsport road in Bangor is closed due to a burst water main, Diversions are in place.




No reports of any other incidents or delays currently.

Last updated: 20/06/2024 07:23:36


The popular music festival Belsonic will be taking place in Ormeau Park during June 2024 on the dates below.


The concert organisers have applied for a series of road closure orders which will see Ormeau Embankment from Ravenhill Road to Ormeau Road closed between 16:00 hours until midnight.

 

The roads will remain closed for a period after the concert, and the public are asked to bear this in mind if you are arranging a safe collection location with friends or relatives.


No Waiting restrictions will be in place to prevent parking and to manage coach drop offs.


Remaining dates as follows:

  • Friday 7 - June Farmers Bash
  • Saturday 8 June - Picture This
  • Wednesday 12 June - Limp Bizkit
  • Friday 14 June - Belters Only
  • Saturday 15 June - Becky Hill
  • Wednesday 19 June - Sting
  • Saturday 22 June - Take That
  • Thursday 27 June - Shania Twain
  • Saturday 29 June - Scooter / Ben Nicky


For further information about the concert arrangements visit www.Belsonic.com or on public transport services www.translink.co.uk/events

Last updated: 19/06/2024 16:46:40

Belfast Grand Central Station project - to facilitate installation of a new pedestrian crossing at the junction of Great Victoria Street and Glengall Street, there will be lane closures on Great Victoria Street on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th June 2024.

 

On Sunday 23rd June there will be a citybound lane closure on Great Victoria Street with diversions in place to construct a new pedestrian crossing.


The works will be from the end of Glengall Street and half of the pedestrian crossing on Great Victoria Street. The lane closure will be in place from 7am to 11.59pm.


  • Diversionary routes will be in place via Hope Street, Bruce Street and Bedford Street with Translink services rejoining the normal route at Howard Street.

 

The 300 Bus Service to the International Airport and Goldliner 212 service to Derry~Londonderry will operate from the Europa Buscentre, via Durham Street and the Westlink. The 300 Airport service will not serve Queen Street on the outward journey. 

 

Metro services where appropriate will be diverted citybound via Bruce Street and Bedford Street into the city centre.

  

On Sunday 30th June there will be a southbound lane closure on Great Victoria Street to construct the remaining half of the pedestrian crossing. The lane closure will be in place from 7am to 11.59pm.

 

Ulsterbus services will be unaffected.

 

Metro services where appropriate will be diverted out of the city centre via Bedford Street and Dublin Road.


Last updated: 19/06/2024 16:39:42

Significant Travel disruption is expected this Saturday 22nd June due to the Annual Armed Forces Day event in and around the Newtownabbey Area.

 

Please see Below for Traffic and Travel information. We would advise anyone attending this event to allow adequate time for their journey.

 

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 22 June at Jordanstown Loughshore Park and is set to attract thousands of peopleto the Borough for an action packed day of fun. Plan your journey in advance to

ensure your day gets off to a smooth start! We advise using public transport when possible

 

𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀: The Shore Road will be closed in both directions between Station Road & Shore Ave (9.30am-5pm). Resident access and diversions will be in place.

 

𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗲: Free shuttle buses will run regularly from 9.30am - 6pm and will be available at Ulster University Jordanstown, Northern Regional College, Abbey Community College, Abbey Presbyterian Church, Spirit

AeroSystems (Doagh Road site), and Nortel Social Club, as well as Whiteabbey,Jordanstown and Mossley West train stations.

 

An additional Park and Ride systemto Jordanstown Loughshore Park will operate hourly from the Odyssey in Belfast (standard car parking charges apply)

 

𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 For those who don't mind a short walk, freeparking is available at Belfast High School, St Patrick’s Church of Ireland andJordanstown Special School.


We would like to ask visitors to please be respectful of local residents and businesses when parking in the area. 


For more details visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/armedforcesday

Last updated: 14/06/2024 16:54:21

Lane Closures A6 Glenshane Rd between Lismacarol Roundabout (Drumahoe) and Magherabouy Roundabout (Dungiven)

on west/northbound and east/southbound carriageway


Monday 10 June 24 08:00 – Monday 8 July 24 17:00;


Landscape Restoration works, inspections. 

Last updated: 18/06/2024 11:45:05

A safety scheme to replace and upgrade the parapets of the A1 Hillsborough Road Bridge is planned to commence on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

 

These essential safety works involve replacing and upgrading both parapets on the Hillsborough Road Bridge, which carries the A1 over Culcavy Road. 

 

Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to implement a series of road, lane and hard shoulder closures which have been scheduled in two phases.

 

The first phase of work will be from 19 June 2024 until 5 July 2024, on the north-bound carriageway. 

 

The second phase will be from 22 July 2024 until 12 August 2024 on the south-bound carriageway.

 

  • PHASE 1 of the works will commence with a full overnight closure of the north-bound carriageway of the A1, between Pantridge Link Junction and Hillsborough Roundabout, from 11pm on Wednesday 19 June until 6am on Thursday 20 June 2024. This is to allow a temporary barrier to be installed. During this closure a signed diversion route will be in operation.

  • Following this, lane 1 of the north-bound carriageway of the A1 will be closed in the vicinity of the works each night during the hours of 9pm and 6am from Thursday 20 June until Wednesday 3 July 2024 to allow the damaged parapet to be removed and a new parapet installed safely.

  • A full north-bound closure of the A1 carriageway, between Pantridge Link Junction and Hillsborough Roundabout, will then operate from 11pm on Thursday 4 July until 6am on Friday 5 July 2024 to allow the temporary barrier to be removed.

 

  • PHASE 2 of the works will commence with a full overnight closure of the south-bound A1 carriageway, between Hillsborough Roundabout and Pantridge Link Junction, from 11 pm on Monday 22 July 2024 until 6am on Tuesday 23 July 2024 to allow a temporary barrier to be installed. 

 

  • An overnight closure to lane 1 of the A1 south-bound carriageway will then be in place between the hours of 9pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only) for the next three weeks to allow the existing parapet to be removed and a new parapet installed safely.

  • Finally, the south-bound carriageway of the A1 will be closed from 11pm on Sunday 11 August until 6am on Monday 12 August 2024 to allow the temporary barrier to be removed. 

  • During these bridge works the hard shoulder on either the north-bound or south-bound carriageways will be closed in the vicinity of the works, a temporary 50mph speed limit will be in operation and a recovery vehicle will be available on the A1.

 

It will also be necessary to close a lane of Culcavy Road under the bridge on a number of occasions.


The Department has carefully planned these road works to take place overnight and associated traffic management arrangements to minimise the inconvenience to the public.

 

Road users are advised to adhere to the arrangements which are in place for worker and driver safety, allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative route which will be clearly signed on the approaches to each full closure.

 

Completion of the work by 12 August is dependent on favourable weather conditions. No works will take place during the July holiday period.

Last updated: 18/06/2024 11:45:11

Grosvenor Road lane closure for Public Realm Improvement Programme

 

Belfast - as part of the Belfast Grand Central Station project, there will be significant investment in public realm improvement works around the new station to enhance walking routes, accessibility and cycling.

 

To complete these works requires a lane and footpath closure heading west on Grosvenor Road. The closure will begin before the Durham Street junction and end at the junction with the A12 (Westlink).

 

This lane and footpath closure will commence on Monday, 15th April and is planned for a duration of around three months.

 

The left turn onto Durham Street and onto the A12 (Westlink) slip road from Grosvenor Road will remain operational throughout this period.

 

This closure is necessary to enable these essential street works to be carried out efficiently and safely. Other lane and footpath closures associated with this public realm improvement programme will be notified in due course.

 

Translink is encouraging people to consider using public transport to access the city during these works as road users may expect some delays.

Last updated: 18/06/2024 11:45:11

A major maintenance scheme on the M3 Lagan Bridge commenced on 24 May 2024 with road and lane closures scheduled throughout the summer. 


The improvement work involves replacement of 10 bridge bearings along the M3 Lagan Bridge which will ensure that the structure remains in a sound condition to manage traffic levels along this key route.


The first weekend road closure on the westbound carriageway was completed on the weekend of Friday 24 May 2024.


Subject to favourable weather conditions further work is also scheduled to take place during July and August with lane and road closures in operation over the weekends of

  • 19 - 22 July 2024
  • 26 - 29 July 2024
  • 2 – 5 August 2024
  • 9 – 12 August 2024
  • 16 – 19 August 2024

The Department will issue further advice to road users on these plans closer to the time.


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

Last updated: 12/06/2024 10:28:57

Resurfacing work has commenced on the A25 Rathfriland Road, between Creive Road & Rathfriland Road roundabout - works started on 7th May and will continue until 5th July


with daily lane closures in operation from 09:15 to 16:30 daily Mon-Fri , delays of between 5-15 mins are expected.


Motorists are advised to allow additional time for their journey.


The improvement works include full resurfacing of the Rathfriland Road, Newry from its junction with Rathfriland Road Roundabout to its junction with U6292 Crieve Road, Newry for a distance of 1200m.    


UPDATE - 10 June 24


In order to complete the works safely and in the shortest duration as possible, a series of closures will be in place as follows:


  • Night time closures from Sunday 16th June – 05th July 20:00 - 06:00 for 3 weeks
  • 2 no Sunday Closures 23rd & 30th June 06:00 – 20:00 daytime hours

 

An alternative route for vehicles will be signed and diverted as follows:

  • B8 A25 Rathfriland Road – A25 Newry Road, Rathfriland - A25 Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland – B25 Hilltown Road – B8 Newry Road, Hilltown – B7 Chapel Hill Road, Mayobridge – B7 Bridge Road – B7 Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint – A2 Warrenpoint Road – A28 Abbey Way, Newry – A25 Windsor Hill, Newry and vice versa.


Last updated: 12/06/2024 10:29:00

Co Armagh - Craigavon - the A3 Northway, will have overnight one-way road closure to part of A3 Northway between Kernan Loop Junction and Joseph Street Junction, which will affect traffic travelling in the direction of Portadown.

 

Closures will take place from 23:00 through to 06:00 on the following dates:

  • 17-19 June 2024
  • 21-22 June 2024
  • 01-04 July 2024

 

This is to facilitate essential maintenance work by Northern Ireland Railways.

 

Traffic will be diverted along the following route:

A0003 NORTHWAY, A0003 KERNAN LOOP, A0003 SLIP ROAD WEST, B0002 CARN ROAD, B0002 SEAGOE ROAD, A0027 BRIDGE STREET, A0027 HIGH STREET, A0027 MARKET STREET, A0027 CHURCH STREET, A0027 ARMAGH ROAD.

 

Please allow additional time for your journey.

Last updated: 12/06/2024 10:29:09

A0005 Tullyvar Road, Ballygawley 


There will be a Lane closure from Annaghilla Road to Omagh Road.

This will be operational Daily 09:30 to 16:30 from Mon 03 Jun 2024 to: Thu 20 Jun 2024.


The closure is to facilitate work by DfI Western (New Works & Maint Schemes)


Reason for closure: Installation of new footway, Tm to operate Contraflow system


The anticipated delay will be Less than 5 minutes.

Last updated: 12/06/2024 10:29:09

A3 Northway, Portadown Overnight Road Closure – Mon 22 July – Sun 04 August 2024

 

Temporary Road Closure to part of A3 Northway, Portadown between Seagoe Road Junction and Corcrain Road Junction, from 20:00 to 06:00 overnight each night, commencing on Monday 22 July 2024 until Sunday 04 August 2024.

 

This is to facilitate high friction surfacing work by DFI Roads.

 

The following diversions will be in place:

 

For HGV traffic:

B2 SEAGOE ROAD, B2 CARN ROUNDABOUT, M12, M1, A4 DUNGANNON ROAD, A4 CHARLES STREET, A4 CORCRAIN ROAD.

 

For all other traffic:

B2 SEAGOE ROAD, A27 BRIDGE STREET, A27 CASTLE STREET, A27 HIGH STREET, A27 MARKET STREET, A27 CHURCH STREET, A27 ARMAGH ROAD, A3 ARMAGH ROAD ROUNDABOUT, A3 NORTHWAY.

 

Please ensure to allow additional time for your journey.

 

 

Last updated: 10/06/2024 15:22:51

As the Department continues to monitor the landslide at The A2 Shore Road, Rostrevor, it will continue to operate under a lane closure.  

Last updated: 10/06/2024 13:14:47

Phoenix Energy are carrying out essential planned reinforcement of their network in Belfast city centre and South Belfast between May and August, and will be carried out in small sections, across four phases.


Phase 2

  • Balfour Avenue (Hatfield to Cooke) Road Closure 10-16 June
  • Cooke Street, Road Closure 17 - 27 June
  • Ormeau Crossing, lane closure 21 - 23 June


Further details are available at Phoenix Gas 2024 Reinforcement

Last updated: 07/05/2024 21:13:12

Road improvement scheme for the Hilden area of Lisburn

 

Lisburn - A carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme for the Hilden area of Lisburn will commence on Monday 22 April 2024 from Millbrook Walk to Grand Street and includes Wilson Street.

 

To facilitate the scheme, Roseville Park, Roseville Walk, Barley Hill and Huguenot Drive will be CLOSED (Mon to Fri only). 


between 7.30am and 5.30pm from Monday 22 April 2024 until Friday 20 September 2024


  • During periods of closure a diversion will operate via Victoria Crescent - Wesley Street - Low Road - Grand Street and vice versa.

 

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions.  

Last updated: 07/05/2024 21:13:04

Hillsborough - a carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on B177 Dromore Road, will commence on Monday 22 April 2024. Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Friday 2 August 2024

 

The resurfacing scheme, which extends from 250m from the junction of the Dromore Road, Royal Hillsborough to the Edentrillick Road junction.


To facilitate the scheme, it will be necessary to implement weekday road closures


between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm for the duration of the works along this stretch

  • from Monday 22 April 2024 until Friday 10 May 2024,
  • from Monday 20 May 2024 until Friday 5 July 2024
  • from Monday 22 July 2024 until Friday 2 August 2024.

 

During periods of closure a diversion will operate

  • via A1 - Hillsborough Road, Dromore - B2 Ballynahinch Road and vice versa.

 

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 


Last updated: 18/06/2024 12:46:25

Co Tyrone - Road users are advised that the Meenagorp Road in Plumbridge is closed due to a collapsed Bridge, Diversions in place, Allow extra time for your journey

Last updated: 03/05/2024 13:35:05

B15 Glenshesk Road, Ballycastle (between Glenbank Road and Greenan Road) remains closed due to a landslide / partial road collapse on Wednesday 27 March 24.


The road may be closed for the foreseeable future given the severity of the collapse.


Road users should avoid the area and seek an alternative route for their journey.

Last updated: 03/05/2024 13:40:33

Castlereagh - NIE will be carrying out essential maintenance works at the Hospital/Milltown/Purdysburn Road junction on the 2nd July 2024.


To enable the works to be completed the network supply to the traffic signals will have to be shut down for a period of time between 09:00am - 18:00pm.


Provisions will be put in place to ensure the traffic signals operate as normal during the course of the works.