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Wednesday 12 April 2023
- Road closures from York Street in Belfast, along the M5 towards the junction at Templepatrick have now reopened.
- Motorists are advised the M5 leaving York Street in Belfast will be closed to traffic, up to the junction at Templepatrick from 1.50pm today. This closure will be implemented for a short period of time. Please do not park in prohibited areas along this route, or abandon your vehicle, as this will only cause disruption. Diversions will be in place, but please seek an alternative route for your journey to avoid delays
- Members of the public are advised to not congregate or park vehicles in and around the Fortwilliam Roundabout or Hightown area. There is a significant policing operation in place and you will only cause unnecessary disruption.
- Motorists are advised that Clifton Street from the West Link to Carrick Hill, will be closed from 11am. Traffic restrictions will also be in place in Carrick Hill during this time. Please seek an alternative route for your journey.
- Motorists are advised that Donegall Street, Frederick Street, York Street and Great Patrick Street are now all closed. We hope to have most of these closures open by evening rush hour traffic and will update accordingly. Please seek an alternative route for your journey, as access will not be permitted.
- Motorists are advised that Donegall Street, Frederick Street, York Street and Great Patrick Street will be closed from 9.30am. We hope to have most of these closures open by evening rush hour traffic and will update accordingly. Please seek an alternative route for your journey.
- Motorists are advised that Bedford Street is currently closed to traffic in both directions. This closure will remain in place for some time and police will be on the ground to facilitate pedestrians. Please also be advised of lane restrictions on Dunbar Link into the City Centre.
Tuesday 11 April 2023
- If you are planning to travel to Belfast to see President Biden tomorrow, please expect some traffic disruption. Make sure you leave extra time for your journey, consider using public transport and follow the directions of police and event stewards.
- Those travelling to and from Belfast International Airport on Tuesday evening 11 April and on Wednesday 12 April should allow extra time for their journey and make allowances for road closures and delays in the area as police facilitate the movement of the US presidential motorcade.
- York Street, Donegal Street, Academy Street and Frederick Street, in the vicinity of the new Ulster University campus, will be closed to vehicular traffic from around 9pm on Tuesday 11 April until the afternoon of Wednesday 12 April as part of the policing operation to support the US presidential visit.
Those attending the event or those wishing to watch the motorcade should make sensible provisions for parking, walking to the venue or attending designated viewing areas.
- Road closures from Belfast International Airport and along the M2 motorway south bound and M5 city bound have reopened to traffic following the arrival of the US President Biden. (updated 10:35pm)