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Belfast On The Move

TRANSPORT MASTERPLAN FOR BELFAST CITY CENTRE

Updated 20 June 2014

Technical changes to Traffic Regulation Orders.

All works have now been completed for the STEM project and due to unforeseen circumstances and changes of design, some minor alterations are now required to the 2012 legislation. New legislation is required on 4 streets and amendments are required to legislation on 14 streets across the City.

It should be noted there are no physical alterations to the road layout as a result of these changes.

A Notice of Intention to change the legislation will be published on Wednesday 25th June 2014 in the Belfast Telegraph, the Irish News and the Newsletter. This Notice will also be placed in each of the 14 streets affected to allow others the opportunity to take part in the consultation process.

Full details contained in the draft Order which together with a map showing the roads involved may be inspected, free of charge, during office hours within the statutory period at Roads Service Headquarters, Room 201, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GB and Eastern Division, Hydebank, 4 Hospital Road, Belfast, Belfast BT8 8JL.

The statutory process allows a 22 day period from the date of publication during which any representations may be lodged.

List of amendments to Legislation;

New waiting restriction legislation is required on Adelaide Street, Chichester Street, College Square North and Great Victoria Street and a 4 hour waiting restriction is being introduced on the south side Coach bay in College Square North.  

Due to the retention of the 2 way traffic on the west of the City a number of amendments are required to the Control of Traffic Statutory Order 2012 No 197 on the following streets;

  • Athol Street
  • Adelaide Street
  • College Square North
  • Durham Street
  • Grosvenor Road

Following redesign of the streets on the west of the City and alterations to other bus lanes a number of amendments are required to the Bus Lane Statutory Order 2012 No 198 on the following streets;

  • Chichester Street
  • College Square East
  • Donegall Square North
  • Fisherwick Place
  • Great Victoria Street
  • Grosvenor Road
  • Howard Street
  • May Street

Following completion of the works, minor alterations are required to dimensions on the Waiting Restrictions Statutory Order 2012 No 199 on the following streets;

  • Adelaide Street
  • College Square East
  • College Square North
  • Great Victoria Street
  • Grosvenor Road
  • Oxford Street

With the retention of the 2 way streets there is no requirement for contra flow cycle lanes or shared cycle /pedestrian areas and amendments are required to the Cycle Route Statutory Order 2012 No 200 on the following streets;

  • College Avenue
  • College Square North
  • Durham Street
  • Grosvenor Road

Minor alterations are required to dimensions on the Parking Places on Roads Statutory Order 2012 No 202 on the following streets;

  • Adelaide Street
  • Chichester Street
  • College Square East
  • Great Victoria Street
  • Oxford Street

Due to a redesign and the retention of the 2 way traffic in College Square North it was not possible to provide 2 disabled bays in College Square East. However, an additional 41 dedicated disabled bays have been provided at various locations across the City as part of the project.

There are no physical alterations to the road layout as a result of these amendments and the attached plans show all proposed changes.  

Your views are important to us and comments can be forwarded by writing to the Department at:

Department for Regional Development
Roads Service, Eastern Division
Hydebank
4 Hospital Road
Belfast
BT8 8JL

or by

e mail to: traffic.masterplan@drdni.gov.uk