Traffic alerts for Northern Ireland

Information for motorways and trunk roads

New 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 immediate 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 smart 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 move.

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

The App features allow you to:

  • Save your favourite stops;
  • Follow 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.

Belfast - Rapid Transit Scheme

Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project that will create a new and dynamic public transport system for Belfast. BRT will provide fast 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

Co Down - A1 Slip Roads - Hillsborough Castle New Car Park

Co Down - Works commence Tuesday 13 June 2017 to construct Slip Roads into and out of the new car park for Hillsborough Castle on the A1 Hillsborough Road / Bypass on the south bound carriageway.

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

Work is expected to take up to 15 weeks to complete (although 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 vicinity of the works.

Motorists are asked to allow additional time for their journey and take extra care in the vicinity of the works.  


West Belfast - Kennedy Way Roundabout - Replacement

Works to replace the roundabout at Kennedy Way in West Belfast with a new signalised junction as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit project commenced at the start of July 2017.

For more information please click:  Kennedy Way Roundabout

Advance information - All approaches to the roundbout will be closed from 7pm Saturday 5th August to 1pm Sunday 6th August with a diversion in place using - M1 Motorway - Broadway - Falls Road - Glen Road and Glen Road - Shaws Road - Stewartstown Road - Finaghy Road North - Upper Lisburn Road - Stockmans Lane.

Access will be maintained for local businesses.

Surface Dressing Fermanagh, Omagh & Strabane Areas Aug 2017

The Department of Infrastructure wishes to advise road users that Surface Dressing operations will be carried out at various locations throughout the Fermanagh area during the period Thursday 6 July to Thursday 31 August 2017.

The work will result in short duration road closures whilst the Surface Dressing operation is being carried out.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience  caused to road users

Co Down - A24 Belfast Road Ballynahinch - Temporary Closure

To facilitate the installation of a gas main temporary traffic controls are in operation continously on the main A24 Belfast Road in Ballynahinch between the B7 Crossgar Road and Carlisle's Filling Station from Monday 17th July 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017

Significant delays are expected and motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys when travelling in this area, especially through traffic using the main A24, and general traffic within Ballynahinch town centre.

Co Fermanagh - Roadworks A4 Sligo Rd, Enniskillen 21-31 Aug.

A carriageway resurfacing scheme on A4 Sligo Road at Rossole, Enniskillen is due to commence on Monday 21 August.

The resurfacing work will run for 1km from Coleshill Road to Rossorry Link Road.

The following road closures and traffic control will be in place:

  • Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 August from 9.30am to 11.30pm there will be a total closure and diversion route in operation (local access will be accommodated).
  • Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August There will be a Lane Closure with traffic lights in operation on the road.
  • Monday 28 to Thursday 31 August from 9.30am to 11.30pm there will be a total closure and diversion route in operation (local access will be accommodated). 

Diversions will be signposted via the A46 Loughshore Rd, B81 Derrygonnelly Rd, B81 Drumee Road, B81 Ashwoods Rd and A4 Sligo Rd and vice versa.

The Department aims to keep disruption to a minimum, however delays should be expected and drivers are asked to be patient and allow additional time when planning journeys in the area whilst the road improvements are being carried out.

East Belfast - Lane Closures - Upper N`ards Rd & Knock Rd

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 continue until early September 2017.

  • The Upper Newtownards Road is now down to single file traffic with lane restrictions in each direction between the Knock Road junction and as far back as Pasadena Gardens.
  • Knock Road-Contraflow in place, with work currently being undertaken in North bound lanes of Knock Road – traffic restricted to 1 lane in each direction. Contraflow in place for duration of week commencing 14/08/17

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

Further information can be found here.

Belfast - Crumlin Road - Resurfacing 21 - 28 August 17

Belfast: the Crumlin Road will be resurfaced this week - to ensure the safety of road users and contractors the resurfacing will require the following road closures:-

•   Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August, a one – way closure of the country-bound lane from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

•   Sunday 27 August, a full road closure in both directions from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.

•   Monday 28 August, a full road closure in both directions from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.

for more information click: Crumlin Road

General Traffic News

  • Newtownabbey - dense fog on M2 between Bellevue Bridge and J5 Templepatrick - drivers in the area should slow down, dipped headlights and keep your distance from the vehicle in front!
  • East Belfast: Traffic is busy on Albertbridge Road heading towards Connswater and delays can also be expected on Newtownards Road towards Albertbridge Road due to roadworks in the area.

In Greater Belfast traffic is busy on:-

  • leaving the M2 at Junction 1A Nelson Street


Traffic Watch Northern Ireland

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