New urban clearway proposal for Antrim Road in north Belfast
A tidal urban clearway is to be introduced on the Antrim Road in north Belfast.
It will operate at peak times to help maintain traffic flow, and is also hoped to meet the needs of the many businesses in the area for parking and loading requirements.
The clearway will apply only in the city-bound lanes in the morning and only on the country-bound lanes in the evening. The proposals will affect the route from its junction with Cliftonville Road to the M2 over-bridge, just south of Glengormley.
Currently the urban clearway restriction along the Antrim Road applies in both directions from 8am to 9.30am and from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said the proposal is designed to address a long running issue on the busy commuter route.
The new arrangements will be consulted on in the next few months, with a view to introducing the scheme next Autumn.