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Last updated: 12/08/2020 11:17:26
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Last updated: 11/08/2020 11:57:44

A1-Newry-Following damage to the central barrier 550m North of the Newry Viaduct there is a 50mph Advisory Speed limit in operation through this section.

Last updated: 07/08/2020 19:44:23

Co Londonderry - a trunk road resurfacing scheme will commence on Saturday 8 August 2020 on the A29 Desertmartin Road in Tobermore, from Main Street towards Desertmartin. and subject to favourable weather conditions is expected to be completed by Monday 17 August 2020.

The scheme also includes the resurfacing of the two mini roundabouts on the B41 Main Street, Tobermore.

  • Weekend preparatory works at the mini roundabouts will commence at 6pm on Saturday 8 August 2020 and is scheduled for completion by 6am on Monday 10 August. 
  • Final works at the mini roundabouts will then take place from 6pm on Saturday 15 August 2020 and is scheduled for completion by 6am on Monday 17 August.

During the above dates and times it will be necessary to close

  • B41 Main Street & B42 Magherafelt Road between Lisnamuck Road and Clooney Road to through traffic. 
  • A29 between Desertmartin and Main Street,
  • A29 between Maghera and Main Street,
  • B42 between Clooney Road and B40 Desertmartin Road in Magherafelt will also be closed to through traffic.

From 8am on Monday 10 August 2020 the works will commence on the A29 Desertmartin Road and are scheduled for completion by 6pm on Saturday 15 August 2020. 

  • During these works it will be necessary to close the A29 between Desertmartin and Main Street. 

Advance warning signage for all closures wil be provided 

  • Diversion routes will be signed as necessary in Moneymore, Magherafelt, Desertmartin, Draperstown, Maghera and Tobermore.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public, however we would reiterate only essential travel should take place and road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys in this area.

The Department will keep the public informed of any changes during the scheme here on the TrafficwatchNI website and on our social media. 

Last updated: 07/08/2020 19:44:23

East Belfast - a signalised junction upgrade commenced Monday 29 June 2020

on the A55 Outer Ring - Knock Road / Glen Road Junction at the Braniel 

The works will provide new traffic signals, tactile paving, dropped kerbs and cycling facilities.

The works require daily lane closures from 09:30 to 16:30

Road users are advised of possible delays at peak times and should allow extra time for journeys in this area during the duration of the works 

Last updated: 07/08/2020 14:57:17

Belfast - Barnetts Road - Essential construction work recommenced on Monday 15 June and is expected to last around 14 weeks.

After an initial closure in both directions a one way lane closure is now operational from Saturday 18 July until Friday 18 September 2020 with traffic now permitted to travel from Kings Road towards Thornhill Park.

A full road closure will again be required at the end of the works to allow for final resurfacing work.

Last updated: 07/08/2020 14:57:19

Co Down - resurfacing works are planned to commence on the A28 Belfast Road Newry between Niall Clarkes filling station to the Damolly Road Roundabout and are expected to last for 8 weeks
During the works a temporary one-way traffic system  will be in place to allow traffic to exit out of Newry city towards Mourne Country Hotel unobstructed.
Traffic will be prohibited from heading down the Belfast Road at the Mourne Country Hotel, and will be diverted along

  • A28 Carnbane Way, A27 Armagh Road, A27 Canal Street, A27 New Street, A28 Downshire Road.

Due to a weight limit on Canal Street  - HGV traffic will have to use the A1 dual carriageway as far as Cloughoge roundabout via Dublin Road to access Newry City / Warrenpoint Port. 

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys in this area during the duration of the works.

Last updated: 07/08/2020 14:57:19

Deerpark Road (between Bellaghy and Deerpark Road/ A6 Junction) will close from 7am on Monday 29th June 2020 for 16 weeks

Resident & Business Access will be maintained

Wednesday 15 July 2020 Permanent diversion commences on Boilas Lane  - Diversion Route for Residents 37 & 37b via Creagh Junction


From Monday 2 December 2019 for 10 Months

NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6 Mainline - Castledawson Roundabout to Brough Road – Phase 05 (Traffic switched onto EB (1 lane) + WB (1 lane))

NEW Bellshill Junction (on-slip’s will be temporarily set-up as ‘Give-Way’) – OPEN

From Mon 25 February for 12 Months Creagh Hill – Full Closure at Deerpark Junction - from 

Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

Mon 29/06/20 7am for 16 Weeks

Deerpark Road Closed (between Bellaghy and Deerpark Road/ A6 Junction)

Resident & Business Access will be maintained

Diversion via Bellaghy Main Street, Old Town Road, Hillhead Road, A6 Mainline

The following is the planned Temporary Traffic Management for the A6D2D scheme W/C- 10th August 2020 

Tuesday - Sunday 

  • Two way traffic control, A6 Mainline, from Tamnaherin Rd to Ardmore Rd (off peak only)

Monday - Sunday 

  • Two way traffic control, Tirbracken Rd, from Gortica Rd to A6 Mainline (Continuously)

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

  • Fawney Rd Haul Crossing
  • Baranailt Rd (South) Haul Crossing
  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • Ballyhanedin Rd Haul Crossing
  • Tirbracken Rd Crossing

Continuous –

  • Mavis 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
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Lane one of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Foreglen Rd -A6
  • Closure of Ervey Rd from A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd