Traffic Information Service

Leaving Belfast on the M2 PSNI advise of Oil spill from York Street to Junction five Templepatrick.

Traffic has now eased across Belfast and elsewhere no unusual delays have been reported.

For information on roads still affected by the flooding on Tuesday / Wednesday 22-23 August please click on the blue emergency news button to the left of the screen.

Belfast Flood Alleviation Works – Upper N`ards & Knock Roads


  • The ‘one way` closure on Upper Newtownards Road inbetween Sandown Road and Knock Road that was planned for Sunday 3rd of September two thousand seventeen has been postponed due to expected adverse weather conditions. Rescheduled closure date to go after.

NI Water commenced work on a large-scale flood alleviation project for the Upper Newtownards Road / Knock Road area of East Belfast on Monday 5th June.

The work being carried out on the Upper Newtownards Road & Knock Road will proceed until early September 2017.

  • The Upper Newtownards Road is now down to single file traffic with lane confinements in each direction inbetween the Knock Road junction and as far back as Pasadena Gardens.

The works have caused daily traffic delays since they commenced and we would ask drivers to permit extra time for their journey or consider using an alternative route where possible.

Further information can be found here.

Downpatrick – Strangford Rd Closed 9am – Four:30pm four – six Sept

The main A25 Strangford Road, Downpatrick will be closed inbetween its junctions with Mearne Road and Castle Island Road inbetween 09:00hrs and 16:30hrs daily from Monday 4th September two thousand seventeen to Friday 6th October two thousand seventeen (Road open overnight and on weekends). The closure is to facilitate carriageway resurfacing and drainage works.

The diversion route will be signed with traffic being diverted via Downpatrick, Ardglass and Strangford using A25 Strangford Road/Newbridge Street/Church Street, Irish Street/Stream Street, B1 Killough Road/Ardglass Road/Downpatrick Road, A2 Strangford Road/Ardglass Road and A25 Downpatrick Road/Strangford Road.

Strangford Ferry traffic is advised to plan extra time for their journey.

M22 Contraflow at A6 Moneynick Road from Tuesday 29th August

Motorists are advised that a contraflow system will be in place on the M22 joining the A6 Moneynick Road from 06:00 on Tuesday 29th August two thousand seventeen for a period of eight months.

This is a necessary part of the ongoing A6 dual carriageway upgrade works and will involve lane closures in both directions. As such, motorists should expect delays and leave extra time for journeys.

West Belfast – Kennedy Way Roundabout – Replacement

Works to substitute the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a fresh signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project commenced at the embark of July 2017. For more information please click: Kennedy Way Roundabout

Co Down – A1 Slip Roads – Hillsborough Castle Fresh Car Park

Co Down – Works commence Tuesday thirteen June two thousand seventeen to construct Slip Roads into and out of the fresh car park for Hillsborough Castle on the A1 Hillsborough Road / Bypass on the south tied carriageway.

The works take place inbetween the Hillsborough Roundabout and the Pantridge Link grade separated junction, with the hard shoulder being closed in the neighborhood of the works and a 50mph makeshift speed limit in place.

Work is expected to take up to fifteen weeks to finish (albeit the carpark is not expected to become operational until late 2018)

  • A free vehicle recovery vehicle call out will operate over the section of the southbound carriageway, in the surroundings of the works.

Motorists are asked to permit extra time for their journey and take extra care in the surroundings of the works.

Belfast – Rapid Transit Scheme

Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project that will create a fresh and dynamic public transport system for Belfast. BRT will provide rapid and reliable services connecting East and West Belfast, Titanic Quarter and key locations of economic and social activity in the city centre and along the BRT corridors.

For the latest news please click on the link: BRT

Fresh on iOS & Android – Belfast Metro Bus Tracker App

Department for Infrastructure and Translink have launched an App for real time bus information at all Metro bus stops called Belfast Bus Tracker.

The App gives instantaneous access to real time information about bus services across the Metro network in the Greater Belfast area.

Using the built-in GPS features of your brainy phone to work out where you are, the App will provide real time, audio and visual public transport information whilst at the bus stop, at home, at work or on the stir.

The App is available now to download for free from iOS and Android App Stores

The App features permit you to:

  • Save your favourite stops;
  • Go after your bus on its route to your stop;
  • Find bus stops by address or near your current location; and
  • Check current and future bus schedules.

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