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Belfast Rapid Transit

Latest News - Updated: 15 September 2014

Works currently underway

Please click on the relevant link below for details of the works currently being undertaken.

Details of any potential impacts on traffic will be available on the Department's TrafficwatchNI website


Works scheduled to commence in the next 6 months

Please click on the relevant link below for details of the works scheduled to commence in the next 6 months.


Dundonald Park & Ride

Location:    Dunlady Road near the junction with Upper Newtownards Road

Start date:    May 2014

Scheduled completion date:    December 2014

Nature of works:    Construction of a 520 space Park & Ride car park including a new signalised junction at the entrance to the facility and alterations to the signalised junction at Upper Newtownards Road / Dunlady Road to improve access for traffic coming from Newtownards direction wishing to use the Park & Ride facility.

Work is currently progressing on the construction of the Park & Ride facility. Motorists are asked to take extra care in the vicinity of the site and be aware of site traffic entering and leaving the construction site

Details of any potential impacts on traffic in the area will be available on the Department's TrafficwatchNI website


Upper Newtownards Road between Sandown Road and Knock Road

Start date:    23 June 2014

Scheduled completion date:    November 2014

Nature of works:    Minor carriageway widening and drainage system enhancements to facilitate future introduction of bus lanes in both directions for BRT. Resurfacing of almost 1km of carriageway and adjoining footways. Upgrade of three existing pedestrian crossings and provision of an additional pedestrian crossing facility near Ormiston Crescent. Upgrade to street lighting along entire section.

The temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods (between 9:30am and 4:30pm). Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing. Motorists are asked to take extra care in the vicinity of the works.

Details of any potential impacts on traffic in the area will be available on the Department's TrafficwatchNI website

Falls Road between Grosvenor Road and Whiterock Road

Start date:    8 September 2014

Scheduled completion date:    July 2015

Nature of works:    Minor carriageway widening and drainage system enhancements to facilitate the extension of bus lanes in both directions. 1.3km of carriageway resurfacing and resurfacing of adjoining footways. Enhancements to traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the Donegall Road, Beechmount Avenue and Broadway junctions. Upgrade of all existing pedestrian crossings. Upgrade to street lighting along entire section.

The temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods (between 9:30am and 4:30pm). Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing.

Details of any potential impacts on traffic in the area will be available on the Department's TrafficwatchNI website

Andersonstown Road / Stewartstown Road between Finaghy Road North and Michael Ferguson Roundabout

Scheduled start date:    January 2015

Scheduled completion date:    March 2016

Nature of works:    Carriageway widening and drainage system enhancements to facilitate the introduction of an inbound bus lane. Resurfacing of almost 1km of carriageway and adjoining footways. Enhancements to traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the Suffolk Road, Blacks Road and Finaghy Road North junctions and provision of a new signalised junction at Shaw’s Road. Upgrade of all existing pedestrian crossings. Upgrade to street lighting along entire section.

The temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods (between 9:30am and 4:30pm). Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing.

Upper Newtownards Road between Albertbridge Road and Sandown Road

Scheduled start date:    February 2015

Scheduled completion date:    November 2015

Nature of works:    Minor carriageway widening and drainage system enhancements to facilitate the extension of bus lanes in both directions for BRT. Resurfacing of 1.2km of carriageway and adjoining footways. Enhancements to traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the Holywood Road, North Road and Sandown Road junctions. Upgrade of all existing pedestrian crossings and provision of an additional pedestrian crossing facility near Ebrington Gardens. Upgrade to street lighting along entire section.

The temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods (between 9:30am and 4:30pm). Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing.

Divis Street / Falls Road between Millfield and Grosvenor Road

Scheduled start date:    February 2015

Scheduled completion date:    November 2015

Nature of works:    Minor carriageway widening and drainage system enhancements to facilitate the extension of bus lanes in both directions for BRT. Resurfacing of 1.4km of carriageway and adjoining footways. Enhancements to traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the junctions along the route. Upgrade of all existing pedestrian crossings and provision of additional pedestrian crossing facilities near Townsend Street. Upgrade to street lighting along entire section.

The temporary traffic management required to carry out the works safely will consist mainly of localised lane closures restricted to off-peak periods (between 9:30am and 4:30pm). Some weekend road closures may be necessary to carry out carriageway resurfacing.






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

Department for Regional Development
Transport Projects Division – Belfast Rapid Transit
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
BELFAST
BT2 8GB

Or by

E-mail to: brt@drdni.gov.uk