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          • Mid Ulster South Surface Dressing - Summer 2019

            Mid Ulster South Surface Dressing - Summer 2019

            Carriageway Surface Dressing operations will take place in the Mid Ulster South Section Area on B, C and U Class routes between Monday 10 June and Friday 2 August 2019

            (Mid Ulster South takes in Dungannon, Coalisland, Donaghmore, Castlecaulfield, Moy, Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Aughnacloy, Caledon)

          • Road closures for surface dressing are generally of short duration. The work is weather dependent and may occur on any day within the specified period.
          • Diversionary routes will not be signposted.
          • Emergency services, school buses and local access will be accommodated at all times.
          • Co Ferm. - A34 Lisnagole Rd Lisnaskea Now Closed to 29 Aug

            Co Fermanagh - A34 Lisnagole Road Lisnaskea

            will be Closed from Tuesday 7th May to Thursday 29 August 2019

            from its junction with Gola Road Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge 

            Diversions will be in place however delays of up to 15 minutes are possible at peak periods

          • Road Works / Closures - A6 Upgrade Scheme

            Bellshill Road (South of A6) - Full Closure - Mon 24 June 2019 for 4 Weeks

            • Diversion via Bellshill Road South, New Link Road to Annaghmore Road South, Annaghmore Road South

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

            • Diversion via Deerpark Road, A6 Mainline, Hillhead Road
          • NI Water Sewerage Scheme: Belfast - Ormeau Rd / Ormeau Ave

            NI Water Works Ormeau Road / Ormeau Avenue Junction - Ormeau Sewerage Improvement Scheme

            NI Water has identified a section of sewer in the Lower Ormeau Road (close to the junction with Ormeau Avenue), that requires urgent replacement

            Work will therefore begin on the left turning lane from the Ormeau Road into Ormeau Avenue during the week commencing 24th June 2019.

            During this phase of work there will be no access to Ormeau Avenue from the Ormeau Road, a diversion route will be signposted via Cromac Street /  May Street / Adelaide Street. Once this section is complete, work will progress out onto the Ormeau Road where a lane closure will be in place.

            Traffic flow will be maintained during this phase using temporary traffic signals. Traffic delays around this junction are expected during this time. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately 6 weeks to complete, with work suspended during the July holidays form 5th – 22nd July.

            NI Water will continue do everything that we can to keep all disruption to a minimum for the remainder of the works.

          • Killinchy Resurfacing Kilcarn Rd - Weekdays 22 July to 2 Aug

            Co Down - Carriageway resurfacing scheme on Kilcarn Road, Killinchy will commence on Monday 22 July until Friday 2 August.

            The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 635 metres, straddling the junction with Drumreagh Road.

            Due to the nature of the scheme, it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure (Mon-Fri) between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm.

            During these hours Kilcarn Road will be closed to through traffic from its junction with Carrickmannon Road to its junction with Florida Road.

            A diversion will be in operation via Carrickmannon Road, Moss Road, Ballybunden Road, Comber Road and Saintfield 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 will be maintained at all times during the works.

            Road users should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

            Completion of the work by 2 August is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

          • Bangor Resurfacing Gray’s Hill - Weekdays 22 July to 2 Aug

            North Down - Carriageway resurfacing scheme on Gray’s Hill, Bangor will commence on Monday 22 July 2019 until Friday 2 August 2019.

            The resurfacing work will extend form Princetown Road to the junction with Queens Parade.

            Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure (Monday -Friday) between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm.

            During these hours Gray’s Hill will be closed to through traffic and a diversion will operate via Princetown Road, Dufferin Avenue, Main Street and Queens Parade. 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 where possible during the works.

            Road users should expect some delays when travelling in the area and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

            Completion of the work by 2 August 2019 is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

          • A24 S`field Rd Cairnshill Rd - Lenaghan Ave 30 mph Restrictn

            Castlereagh / Belfast major roadworks on A24 Saintfield Road between Cairnshill Road and Lenaghan Avenue commenced Monday 15 July 2019

            To facilitate construction and ensure the safety of workers and road users, lane closures with a 30mph speed limit will be in operation for the duration of the works. One lane in both directions will be maintained.  

            The speed camera (safety camera) near Beechill Park will enforce this temporary speed limit.

            The scheme is expected to be completed by September.

          • Ballykelly: Main Street : NI Water Storm Sewer Upgrade

            WORKS NOW ON HOLD DURING THE DURATION OF THE OPEN GOLF WEEK (lane restrictions / temporary traffic lights removed ) 

            Co Londonderry - NI Water  is upgrading the existing storm sewerage system in Main Street, Ballykelly.

            Works commenced on Saturday 22 June 2019 and continue until the end of August, with works 7 days a week, and extended working hours from 7am to 11pm.

            Following extensive consultations to minimise the works impact of these works on residents, businesses and road users, works have been programmed to be completed during the summer months when traffic flows are lightest, however some level of disruption should be expected.

            It will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure, while work is undertaken in Phases, progressing along the Main Street. 

            Traffic flows through Ballykelly Village will be maintained throughout with the use of temporary traffic controls. Significant traffic delays are expected during these works, road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey, or if possible take an alternative route.

          • The Open - Portrush - Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

            PORTRUSH - the following roads will be CLOSED to through traffic between the hours of 06:00 – 22:00 from Sunday 14 July – Sunday 22 July 2019 (inclusive):

            • Bushmills Road/Dunluce Road - between Crocknamack Road and Magheracross Car Park
            • Ballybogey Road - from Ballymacrea Road/Ballymagarry Road to Dunluce Road
            • Portstewart Road - between Glenvale Crescent and Coleraine Road
            • Whiterocks Road – between Dunluce Road and beach

            Traffic to and from Portrush should use Atlantic Road or Portstewart Road. Diversions will be signposted.

            Visitors to Portrush should note that extensive on-street parking restrictions will be in place in and around Portrush from Sunday 14 July to Sunday 22 July.

            In particular it should be noted that vehicles will not be permitted to stop for any reason (including stopping to set down or pick up passengers) on the following roads:

            • Causeway Street (between Strand Rd and Crocknamack Rd)
            • Crocknamack Road, Bushmills Road
            • Ballywillan Road (between Crocknamack Road and Castleview Park)
            • Dunluce Avenue, Sandhill Drive
            • Eglinton Street (between Sandhill Drive and Crocknamack Road)
            • Portstewart Road (between Coleraine Road and Glenvale Road)
            • Coleraine Road (between Portstewart Road and Glenvale Road)

            All temporary parking restrictions will be clearly marked with No stopping or No waiting/No parking cones

            Traffic Attendants will be actively enforcing all parking restrictions.

            Further details of all traffic restrictions follow this link:  traffic restrictions

          • Lisburn - Hillhall Rd Closed Church Lane to Holly Lodge

            Lisburn - a section of the Hillhall Road between Church Lane and Holly Lodge is closed for 24 hours from tonight - Sat 20 July  

            6pm Sat 20th July - to 6pm Sun 21st July   for works by NI Water 

            a diversion route is in place (15 mins) 

            • Drumbeg Road - Ballyskeagh Road - Bells Lane - A1 Queensway - Belfast Road - Seymour Street - Queens Road - Sloan Street - Mercer Street - Hillhall Road.

            Road users should allow extra time for their journeys in this area

          • General Traffic News

            • In Greater Belfast - no reports of any incidents or delays so far this Sunday morning 
            • Coleraine - Portrush - Ballymoney - no reports of any Open Golf related travel related issues

             

            The Open - Portrush - Final Day Sunday 21st July 

            • IMPORTANT we have been advised that tee times have been brought forward for the final round due to adverse weather forecast. First pairing 7:32am, last pairing 1:47pm. This change may mean you will want to alter your travel arrangements for Sunday morning.
            • Portrush - Motorists travelling The Open Sunday morning 21 July are advised to follow the directional signage in the local area to Park & Rides sites - You may be directed to a DIFFERENT Park & Ride Site than one used earlier in week for operational reasons (the wet ground!)
            • Ballymoney - Portrush - drivers are reminded a temporary speed limit is IN FORCE during #TheOpen on the Ballybogey Road between Ballyrashane Road & Cloyfin Road - (temporary traffic control will also be in operation at times during late afternoon and early evening on Ballybogey Road)