Belfast drivers warned of roadwork delays
Drivers facing serious congestion in Belfast city centre in the next few weeks have been warned to find alternative routes.
The Department for Regional Development has warned that traffic levels traditionally rise in autumn and visitors need to be aware of the roadworks being carried out in the city centre.
“With roads works ongoing as part of the ‘Belfast on the Move’ initiative to provide increased priority for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists, motorists should allow additional travel time for journeys,” a spokesperson said.
“Bus lanes are now operational in Oxford Street and East Bridge Street and bus priority measures are being extended into May Street, Donegall Square South and Howard Street during September.
“Road resurfacing will begin on May Street, Donegall Square South and Howard Street this Sunday, September 2 and is |expected to last for around two weeks. The work will be carried out at off peak times.
“Following resurfacing and the provision of the appropriate signing, the bus lane will become operational, accommodating public transport, cyclists, motor cycles and permitted taxis from 7am to 7pm.”
DRD said electronic signing will advise of possible delays.
Further details are available on www.drdni.gov.uk/index/belfastonthemove.htm.