18/06/2019

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Traffic Guidance Issued Ahead Of Co Antrim Parade

The PSNI has issued advice ahead of a parade in Glengormley, County Antrim this evening, Tuesday 18 June.

The main event is set to get underway on Glenvarna Drive at around 8.05pm, with feeder parades running from 6.45pm.

The Ballyclare Road and Antrim Road will be closed, with traffic diversions in place.

All roads are expected to reopen again by 10pm.

Council Buildings To Light Up For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will illuminate Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, yellow on Friday 21 June 2019, on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, as part of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life limiting condition affecting the lung and digestive system which causes difficulty breathing and an increased vulnerability to infection, meaning being unwell can frequently interfere with work and education in the lives of those living with condition.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a life unlimited for everyone affected by cystic fibrosis. Its mission is to create a world where cystic fibrosis no longer means a lifelong burden of care and an early death but where everyone living with the condition will be able to look forward to a long, healthy life.

For more information about the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and to find out ways in which you can get involved in Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week click here .

Public Events To Shape Design Of New Newry Route
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Consultation has been launched on plans for the Newry Southern Relief Road, a route which will connect A1/N1 Belfast and Eastern Seaboard Corridor with the A2 and Warrenpoint Harbour.

The Department for Infrastructure will host events in Newry's Sean Hollywood Arts Centre between 10am and 9pm on Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June.

These events are being held to help shape the design stage of the project. The aim during this stage of the scheme is to identify the environmental, engineering, economic and traffic advantages and disadvantages of the preferred route.

Southern Divisional Roads Manager, Simon Richardson said: "We are undertaking this community consultation to further seek the views of the local community and other stakeholders to inform the next stage of the process, including the design. This consultation is part of a process that will leave us well placed to deliver the ambitions for the Belfast Region that were set out in the City Deal Heads of Terms.

"The route has the potential to improve significantly ‎journey times and journey time reliability for strategic traffic between the A2 Warrenpoint Road and the A1/N1. It should also improve road safety and traffic congestion within Newry City centre by providing an alternative route to the A2 Warrenpoint road and associated port traffic. The scheme should improve accessibility to both Newry City and Warrenpoint Harbour and also support sustainable economic growth and employment within the area."

This consultation and exhibition follows the recent community drop-in sessions.

Members of the public can make representations by letter, email, via the Department website or by using feedback forms provided at the community consultation event.



(JG/CM)

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