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          • Co Down A2 Blackstaff Road - Clough - Resurfacing

            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.

          • Co.Down B9 Newforge Rd - Magheralin - Closed - Bridge Damage

            Co Down - the B9 Newforge Road, Magheralin will remain closed between Acres Road and Orange Lane following a Road Traffic Collision at the weekend which damaged a Bridge.

            The bridge has partially collapsed and will remained closed for an initial period of two weeks - although this is likely to be extended.

            Please follow the signed diversion or find an alternative route.

          • CoDown Ballygowan - Carrickmannon Rd - Resurfacing 10-28 Feb

            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.

          • Road Works / Closures - A6 Upgrade Scheme

            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
          • A2 Warrenpoint Rd Dual C/Way - Resurfacing Commenced 6 Jan

            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.

          • North Belfast - Duncairn Gdns Resurfacing - February 2 - 21

            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.

          • Storm Ciara / Storm Dennis Related items

            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) 
          • General Traffic News

            No reports of any incidents or delays at this time.