Traffic News

Last updated: 22/02/2020 18:53:45

Killybracken Road closed due to flooding. Road Users advised to use an alternative route.

Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:42:19

No reports of any incidents or delays at this time.

Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:24:14

Henry Street in Enniskillen will be closed for resurfacing works this Sunday 23rd February from 08:00 to 23:00

Diversions will be signposted via;

  • Sligo Rd via B81 - Derrygonnelly Rd - A46 Lough Shore Rd From Derrylin Rd via Sligo Rd - B81 Derrygonnelly Rd - A46 Lough Shore Rd From Wellington Road via A46 Lough Shore Rd - Derrygonnelly Rd - B81 & A4 Sligo Road

Some delays can be expected - allow extra time for your journey.

Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:24:14

RIVER DANCE 25th Anniversary Shows continues this weekend at the SSE Arena Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February

Roads Users are warned of possible traffic disruption before and after these shows as traffic will be very busy during all shows 

Those attending are advised to use public transport or car pool where possible.

All shows will start sharply as per the ticketed show time. As this is a multiple run of shows, customers are advised to check their tickets for show start times.

  • Weekend Show Times are as follows 

Saturday 22 February Matinee Shows  

  • doors to venue open 12:30 show starts 14:00 
  • doors to venue open 18:30 show starts 20:00

Sunday 23 February Matinee Shows  

  • doors to venue open 12:30 show starts 14:00 
  • doors to venue open 17:30 show starts 19:00
Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:24:12

South / East Belfast  - Motorists are being advised of possible traffic disruption this evening Saturday 22nd February in the Cregagh Road/ Ladas Drive/Mt Merrion Avenue /Onslow Parades areas between 18:30 -19:30 and 9:30 pm - 10:30pm due to a Ulster Rugby match at the Kingspan Stadium.

Cones will be places near the Kingspan in relation to Public and Event safety and to facilitate Emergency Vehicle Access to the ground and local communities.

Motorists are advised to comply with these restrictions.              

Access to Onslow Parade and Ravenhill Park will be limited to  residents, public transport and taxis dropping off fans at the stadium. Those attending the match are being asked to use Park and Ride facilities provided by Ulster Rugby.

Anyone parking in the vicinity of the stadium should ensure drive ways and other access routes are kept clear.  Please follow directions of local police.

Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:24:11

The Met office has issued a Yellow warning for Northern Ireland for Wind 

  • All Counties

Valid from 06:00 Sat 22 Feb to 22:00 on Sat 22 Feb 2020

Strong gusty winds in association with showers may bring some travel disruption

What to expect

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

 

Last updated: 22/02/2020 17:24:09
  • Co Tyrone - Bradkeel Road Plumbridge Flooded but Passable with Care (due to rainfall and runoff from fields in the area)
  • Co Fermanagh - Rossmacaffry Rd Lisnaskea - flooded due to rising water levels in the area 
Last updated: 18/02/2020 15:58:26

This reflects what we have been told so far up to Monday 17 February 2020

Co Londonderry

  • Leaving Cullion the Killymallaght Road is remains closed between Trench Road and Desertown Road (last check Sat 15 Feb) 

Co Armagh

  • B077 Ballygassey Road, Portadown side of Armagh, Road Closed due to land slide.

Co Tyrone

  • U1120 Derryoghill Road, Benburb - road remains closed - water levels remain high in this area (last check Mon 17 Feb) 
Last updated: 18/02/2020 15:58:28

North Belfast a carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Duncairn Gardens commenced on Sunday 2 February 2020. Unfortunately due to recent bad weather the completion date has now been extended to Friday 21st February.  

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 750m between the Antrim Road and North Queen Street.  

To facilitate the work it will be necessary to operate daily road closures, week days only, from Monday 3 February until Friday 21 February between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm,

Diversionary routes will be signed and access for residents and businesses will be maintained as much as possible.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, road users should expect some delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

Last updated: 15/02/2020 18:54:27

Co Down a carriageway resurfacing scheme on A2 Warrenpoint Road dual carriageway (Newry bound) commenced Monday 6 January 2020.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1000 metres from close to the Mound Road roundabout at Warrenpoint, towards Newry and depending on favourable weather conditions be completed by 24 February. 

Two weekend closures from Mound Road roundabout to Aughnamoira Road between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am from

  • Friday 14 February until Monday 17 February;
  • Friday 21 February until Monday 24 February.

During the weekend road closures a diversion will be in place via

  • A2 Newry Road – Duke Street – Upper Dromore Road – Milltown Road – Bridge Road – Chapel Hill Road and Newry Road.

Cyclists are advised that during the duration of the resurfacing scheme the cycle lane will be suspended and a diversionary route for cyclists will be operational via Mound Road, Greenan Road and Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Last updated: 14/02/2020 13:42:37

A6 CASTLEDAWSON TO RANDALSTOWN DUALLING

Monday 20 January for 8 weeks - Full closure of Hillhead Road (Castledawson)

·         Local access only

·         Diversions via; A6 Castledawson Bypass – Bellshill Road – New Road – A54 Moyola Road – Hillhead Road

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

Monday 28 October 2019 for 3 Months NEW ROAD LAYOUT - A6/ Hillhead Junction - Phase 01

No Right Turn for A6 Eastbound Traffic at Creagh Road (for 3 Months)

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

Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road

 A6 DUNGIVEN TO DRUMAHOE DUALLIN -W/C- 17/02/20

Tues to Thur 19:00 to 06:00 Nightly-

  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Gulf Rd to B74 Glenshane  Rd
  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh Rd

Wed to Thur 09:00 to 16:00 Daily-

  • A6 Mainline, 2 way traffic control from Priory Lane to Magherabouy Terrace (Dungiven)

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

  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing
  • A6 Mainline Haul Crossing (near Gulf Rd)
  • Ballyhanedin Rd Haul Crossing
  • Ervey Rd Haul 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 Lane two of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Mavis Rd -A6
Last updated: 14/02/2020 11:59:35

Co Down - as part of a planned resurfacing scheme on the Carrickmannon Road in Ballygowan, it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 08.00 am and 17:00 from Monday 10 February until Friday 28 February. 

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of 1,600 metres from its junction with Bog Road to its junction with Station Road.

A signed diversion will be in place via

  • Moss Road, Ballybunden Road, Comber Road, Saintfield Road/Kilcarn Road and vice versa.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. 

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Last updated: 14/02/2020 11:59:42

Co Down a carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Blackstaff Road, Clough commenced on Monday 6 January 2020 and dependent on favourable weather conditions is expected to be completed on Friday 6 March 2020. 

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1.9 kilometres from the Dundrum Road / Main Street junction Clough to south of the Blackstaff Road / Ballyrolly Road junction

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday 6 January to Friday 6 March 2020. 

During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via A24 Main Street, A25 Downpatrick Road and Ballyrolly Road.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works.  

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.