TRAFFIC UPDATE: Work set to start on improvement scheme

Fortwilliam Roundabout.
Fortwilliam Roundabout.

A £200,000 road improvement scheme at Fortwilliam Roundabout in Belfast is due to commence on Friday, March 31.

Reconstruction and resurfacing of the roundabout will be carried out in three phases. All work is expected to be complete by Saturday, April 15.

During phase one, the roundabout will be closed from 8:30pm on Friday, March 31 until 6am on Monday, April 3. The M2 southbound off slip will remain open for access to Dargan Road, Harbour Estate and Duncrue Industrial estate only. Shore Road traffic will be advised to use Duncrue Street exit.

During phase two, the roundabout will be completely closed from 8:30pm on Friday, April 7 until 6am on Monday, April 10.

The third phase will be from Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15. It is understood the roundabout will be completely closed over the four nights from 7pm until 6am.

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors, the improvements will be carried out under local traffic management arrangements and signed diversionary routes will be in place.

As with all improvements of this type, the scheduled dates are subject to change. In the unlikely event that work needs to be rescheduled, the Department will publicise any revisions.

The Department has planned the works operations and traffic management arrangements to keep any inconvenience to a minimum; however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow for additional time when travelling in the area.

In order to help ensure the safety of road workers, road users are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling in the vicinity of the road works.