Update: New traffic signals scheme on the A2 Belfast to Bangor Road

Date published: 18 February 2020


The £200,000 scheme underway to install traffic signals on the A2 Belfast to Bangor Road at Ballymoney Road, near Bangor, has entered its next phase.


The new traffic signals which are being coordinated with the existing signals on Craigdarragh Road, will aid road safety and traffic progression on this busy commuter route.

In order to minimise inconvenience, the majority of work is being carried out at night. Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in each direction between the junctions of Carney Hill and Coyles Lane from 7.30pm to 6.00am on weekdays. A temporary 30mph speed limit and a no overtaking Order remains in place during these hours.

From 24 February to 6 March 2020, it will be necessary to close the Craigdarragh Road overnight on weekdays from 7.30pm to 6.00am to facilitate work on the A2.

During these times a diversion will be in place as detailed below:

A2 Belfast Road, Ballyrobert Road, Bridge Road South, Bridge Road and Craigdarragh Road. Drivers of high sided vehicles should be aware of a low bridge on Bridge Road South with clearance for vehicles at 13’0’’ / 3.9 metres.

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

While the majority of the work has been programmed to be carried out overnight, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys in the area.

Work is expected to be completed by 20 March 2020 but this is dependent on favourable weather conditions.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com.

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