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G8 summit: Traffic and travel alerts - June 17

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


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.


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.




For information visit the Translink website.



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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