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Belfast City Marathon expected to cause disruption for drivers

By Victoria O'Hara

Motorists are being advised to expect disruption on Bank Holiday Monday as almost 20,000 people take part in the annual Belfast City Marathon.

Starting at City Hall at 9am the 26.2 mile race finishes in Ormeau Park, with the route taking in all parts of the city.

The majority of roads will remain open although the area around City Hall will be closed between 7am and 10am, and disruption can be expected in the city centre until around noon.

Disruptions can also be expected along the Albertbridge Road, Holywood Road and Sydenham Bypass until shortly after 11am.

Delays should also be expected around the four changeover points for the Marathon Relay event.

At Bridge End, the road will be closed from 6am to 2pm. The Hillview Road will be closed from 9am to 2pm and Gideon’s Green and Corporation Street will be closed from 6am to 3pm.

Disruption can also be expected on the country-bound Antrim Road, from around 9.45am until around 11am. Belfast Zoo will be open as normal with diversions in place for access.

Disruption can also be expected in Dock Street, while Ormeau Embankment will be closed from 7am until after 6pm.

A free park and ride shuttle bus will run between Ormeau Park and Belfast City Council car parks on Ormeau Avenue and Cromac Street between 10am and 5pm.

Information on the expected traffic disruptions can be obtained from the Traffic Information and Control Centre on 08457 123321 or via www.trafficwatchni.com.

Details of changes to Translink Metro services can be obtained by calling 028 9066 6630 or visiting www.translink.co.uk.

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