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G8 summit: Traffic and travel alerts - June 17

14.06.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD
Police presence outside the Belfast City Hall ahead of the G8 Summit yesterday.
14.06.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD Police presence outside the Belfast City Hall ahead of the G8 Summit yesterday.
14.06.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD G8 security precautions are taken yesterday as a metal fence is erected around the grounds of Queen's University, Belfast.
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Northern Ireland- 14th June 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Security preparations in Belfast ahead of next weeks G8 summit in Enniskillen. Old army snatch landrovers painted in police colours patrol Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 14th June 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Security preparations in Belfast ahead of next weeks G8 summit in Enniskillen. Police patrol Belfast City Centre.
Pacemaker Press 14/6/2013 PSNI officers carry out security checks near the Belfast International Airport ahead of the G8 coming to Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 14/6/2013 PSNI officers carry out security checks near the Belfast International Airport ahead of the G8 coming to Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh on monday Pic Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker
Razor wire is laid in fields near Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh, venue for next weeks G8 summit.
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
Presseye.com -13th June 2013 Extra police from the UK pictured as they arrive at Belfast Harbour ahead of next weeks G8 summit Photograph by Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye
A Water Cannon passing miles of fencing erected around Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh, venue for next weeks G8 summit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 12, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 Security. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
A Water cannon at the main checkpoint and security fence near Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh, venue for next weeks G8 summit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 12, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 Security. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire

As the single biggest security operation ever mounted in the region gets underway traffic and travel details ahead of the G8 have been revealed.

Belfast:

Police are advising motorists of a number of road closures that will in place on Monday 17 June 2013, linked to President Obama's visit to Belfast.

These will impact on traffic travelling into Belfast and commuters are being asked to consider alternatives to avoid congestion such as: arriving in work early or utilising public transport.

M2 - The M2 citybound will be closed from 8.15am to 9.00am from Templepatrick. The closure will affect all traffic seeking to join the M2 at Templepatrick, Sandyknowes, Fortwilliam and the M5.

Sydenham Bypass - traffic that is travelling citybound will be affected by delays from approximately 8.30am to 9.30am.

Oxford Street, Belfast City Centre - Oxford Street will be closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 10.30am.

For any individual that may be travelling to a hospital appointment, or who is catching a flight from George Best Belfast City Airport on Monday morning, you are advised to leave early, to ensure that you reach your destination on time.

 

Co Fermanagh – Roads

Traffic congestion and delays are expected, especially in and around Enniskillen, on Monday 17 June and Tuesday 18 June. Remember to allow extra time for travel and parking.

The A46 Shore Road, Enniskillen, will be closed from the Belleek side of Magheradunbar Junction to the layby at Carrickreagh, from Saturday 1 June to Wednesday 26 June. Diversions will be in place at Belleek and the Enniskillen side of the Derrygonnelly Junction.

Waterways

Lower Lough Erne will be closed to any form of boat or vessel from the Lock Gates, Portora, to an area north of the Lough Erne Resort, adjacent to Ross Point, from 12 noon, Sunday 16 June, to midnight, Tuesday 18 June. Shoreline activity, such as fishing, will be allowed during the closure.

 

As checkpoints remain in place around Belfast International Airport, road users should leave extra time for their journeys in and around the area.  At George Best Belfast City Airport, travellers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.

 

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information visit the Translink website.

 

AIR

Police had advised there will be a number of airspace restrictions from Sunday 16 and Tuesday 18.

AREA A around Lough Erne – (1800 hours local on 16 June to 2359 hours local on 18 June 2013)

AREA B - The Corridor - (0830 hours local to 1600 hours local). The Corridor - (1400 hours local to 2359 hours local)

AREA C - around Belfast - 0815 hours local to 1500 hours local) Around Belfast - (1400 hours local to 2359 hours local)

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