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Road closure applications

If you want to apply for a road closure, please find out if you need to apply for a road closure and how to apply for a road closure.

Advertising your road closure

We need a road closure application to be made with plenty of time left before the event so we can publically advertise it.

Applications are published in appropriate local newspapers on a rotation basis, and also added to our current applications.

We must then allow a 21 day period for representations to be submitted and to be determined by the council.

Current applications

All of the current road closure applications are also available for you to view at our public office on the ground floor of the Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street Belfast BT2 8BP. In addition, we publish all road closure applications in local newspapers.

Written comments on the applications listed below should be submitted by email, post, or in person within 21 days of the date advertised.

 Road  Date and time of closure  Purpose   Applicant Date published Objection deadline Download details 
Road Closure: Various  Sunday 5 May  Belfast City Marathon Mr Stephen Burns 29 March 18 April, 5pm Notice - (PDF - 167KB)
Traffic Management Plans
Map 1 - (PNG - 3MB)
Map 2 - (PDF - 7MB)
Additional Part 1 - (PDF - 7MB)
Additional Part 2 - (PDF - 10MB)
Annadale Embankment (PDF - 265KB)
Finaghy Road North (PDF - 349KB)
Lisburn Road (PDF - 395KB)
Massey Avenue Gates (PDF - 259KB)
Ormeau (PDF - 409KB)
Park Road (PDF - 413KB)
Road Closure: Maldron Street from Donegall Road to Lemberg Street  Friday 17 May 
7am - 5pm 
Feet First Families Emma Keenan  17 April 7 May, 5pm Notice - (PDF - 119KB) 
Traffic Management Map - (PDF - 322KB)
Road Closure: Old Coach Lane and lane closure country bound of Upper Malone Road from Old Coach Lane to Edenderry towpath  Friday 17 May
7.30pm - 7.45pm
Les Jones Memorial 10k John Allen 17 April 7 May, 5pm Notice - (PDF - 120KB)
Traffic Management Map - (PDF - 490KB)

Object or support an application 

If you wish to object to or support any proposed road closure you need to make a submission to us in writing, within 21 days of the publication of the notice in a local newspaper and on this website, that is we must receive it before the objection deadline date given in the table above. You must outline your reasons for objecting or supporting the road closure.

You can email your submission to, or post it to:

The Building Control Manager 
Building Control Service
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4 - 10 Linenhall Street
BT2 8BP 

Previous applications

 Road  Date and time of closure  Purpose  Status
Road Closure: Annadale Embankment, Stranmillis Embankment
Lane Closure: Ormeau Bridge, King’s Bridge south
Friday 3 April 
6.30pm - 8pm
Queen's 5K Running Race Approved
Road Closure: Ventry Street   Friday 15 March 8pm to
1pm Monday 18 March  
Concert  Approved
Road Closure: Multiple closures and restrictions  Sunday 17 March, 7am to 11am Running race
Spar Craic 10k
16 November until 10 January (2019):
Road Closure: Castle Place (North side) to junction with Lombard Street, Donegall Place at its junction with Fountain Lane to Castle Junction, Castle Street suspension of loading bays numbered 7 and 8, Suspension of parking and loading bays on Castle Place, Lane restriction on Royal Avenue adjacent to Santander Bank to junction with Berry Street.

Every weekend starting 16 November:
Road Closure: Royal Avenue from North Street, Lower Garfield Street, Rosemary Street, Berry Street from Bank Square - Suspension of parking/loading bays in this area, Donegall Place, Fountain Lane, Castle Lane, Suspension of parking/loading bays in Donegall Place.

16 November, 6pm to 18 November, 8pm

23 November, 6pm to 25 November, 8pm

30 November, 6pm to 2 December, 8pm

7 December, 6pm to 9 December, 8pm

14 December, 6pm to 16 December, 8pm

21 December 6pm, to 23 December, 8pm

28 December, 6pm to 30 December, 8pm

4 January (2019), 6pm to 7 January, 8pm
Belfast Restore and Rejuvenate Programme Approved
Lane Closure: Inner lane restriction on Falls Road from Broadway to Andersontown Road (at roundabout); Inner lane restriction on Andersontown Road from Shaws Road to Broadway. 25 November, 5am to 11am Na Ceathrún Gaeltachta 10Km
Running race
Road Closure: Ormeau Embankment;
Lane Closure: Ormeau Road inner lane closure country bound from Ormeau Bridge to Ormeau Park Gate entrance.
1 December, 2pm to 3.30pm Seeley Cup 10KM
Running race
Road Closure:
Donegall Street, Little Donegall Street, Library Street, North Street, High Street, Waring Street, Dunbar Street, Talbot Street, Academy Street, York Street, Union Street, Royal Avenue, Corn Market, Ann Street, Donegall Place, Rosemary Street, Chichester Street, Chichester Street, Arthur Street, Castle Lane
2 December
8am to 12 noon
Cash for Kids Santa Dash running race

Lane Closure: Inner lane restriction on Falls Road from Broadway to Andersontown Road (at roundabout); Inner lane restriction on Andersontown Road from Shaws Road to Broadway.
25 November, 5am to 11am
Na Ceathrún Gaeltachta 10Km
Running race 

Donegall Pass from Conduit Street to Oak Street, Conduit Street, Maryville Street from Donegall Pass to Salisbury Street, Virginia Street, Elm Street

29 October, 9:30am-8pm


5 December

26 March

Community fair


Windsor Park

31 October 4pm - 1 November 4am



Closed to vehicular traffic:
Ballynahatty Road; Edenderry Road; New Forge Lane from Clement Wilson Park to Lockkeepers Lane
3 November 11am - 12 noon Belfast Telegraph Run Forest Run 5Km & 10Km


Car parking suspension: Donegall Place and Upper Arthur Street
Inner Lane Closure: Donegall Square West to Donegall Square East junction
Pedestrian Control system: Donegall Place junction with Donegall Square North

Relocation of taxi rank: Donegall Square North to Donegall Square East

Closure: Donegall Place and Donegall Square West
Closure: Donegall Square North from Wellington Place
Closure: Chichester Street
*Pedestrian access to the above will be retained until 5.30 p.m.
16 November 11.15pm - 17 November 11.15pm

17 November
6am - 11pm

17 November
3pm - 11pm
Christmas lights switch on Approved

Castle Street (from junction of Queen Street to Primark cordon), Chapel Lane, Fountain Lane, Fountain Street, College Street

26th October
11am - 11pm

Harvest Fair


Full Road Closures:
Botanic Avenue, University Avenue, University Square, College Green, India Street, Ireton Street, Cromwell Road, Cameron Street, Lower Crescent, Posnett Street, Dublin Road, Pakenham Street, Ventry Street, Downshire Place, Bruce Street, Hope Street, Bankmore Street, Ormeau Avenue, Bedford Street, Clarence Street, Clarence Street West, Franklin Street, James Street South, Donegall Square West

Lane closures:
Great Victoria Street, Howard Street, Donegall Square North

Controlled Crossing:
University Street, Donegall Pass

7 October
8am - 12.30pm
Ciclovia Approved
Mount Merrion Avenue – from Junction of Knock Eden Crescent.
Knockbreda Road and Rosetta Road from junction of Knock Eden Park to junction of Bannagh Corner.
Mount Merrion Park at the junction of Rosetta Road at the shops.
30 September
6am to 1pm
Filming Approved