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Scheduled Road Work: Western Belfast Bypass

Delays: Scheduled Road Work

Western Belfast Bypass

Last updated
9 Oct 2018 5:39pm

Fulton Hogan will be laying the final asphalt surfacing on the Western Belfast Bypass over the

next few months. This stage of the project is purposely left for a year to allow traffic to wear on
the road and to ensure a good final seal.
The work will be done in three stages and at times traffic management will require two lanes of traffic
to reduce to one lane and a reduced speed limit, which may lead to traffic delays.
The first stage of this work will last for one week and will see the application of a chip seal coat.
The chip seal coat will be allowed to settle before a final asphalt coat is applied later in the

Stage 1 - Sunday 7th October through to Sunday 14th October
The application of the chip seal coat.
Stage 2 - Sunday 28th October through to Saturday 10th November
The application of the low noise asphalt surfacing. This work will be done at night time and traffic
will be reduced to one lane for this period, both night and day.
Stage 3 - Sunday 2nd December through to Friday 14th December
The application of long life road marking - also be done at night.

As the first two stages of work (sealing and asphalting) will require the Bypass to be reduced to one
lane, traffic volumes may increase on Johns Rd and Main North Road as vehicles choose to
use this alternative route. Please be aware of this and take extra care when using these roads
.Please also observe the temporary speed limits that will be in place during resurfacing works. 
The work may be postponed or could take longer if we get poor sealing weather.