East Down Project

A7 Gas 13

Breaking new ground en route to East Down...

Updated 20th April 2018

We are currently extending the natural gas pipeline within County Down. For further information on the extension programme, you can download the information booklet here: Gas to East Down Project

This page provides real-time updates on current works and information on road closures and diversions.


A lane closure is in operation with temporary traffic management in place on the A21 Saintfield Road and Ballynahinch Road from the A24 Belfast Road, Saintfield, to Linden Close, Saintfield, from 05/02/2018 to 08/06/2018.

A temporary road closure is in operation on the A21 Ballynahinch Road, Saintfield from the junction with Ballylone Road to the junction with U6300 Linden Close from 06:30hrs on Monday 16th April 2018 to 19:00 on Sunday 6th May 2018. A diversion is in operation.

Ballynahinch Road Diversion Map


B180 Ballyloughlin Road, Dundrum, Newcastle, will be closed to traffic from the Old Road Junction to Wateresk Road Junction from 20/03/2018 to 30/03/2018 and from 09/04/2018 to 08/06/2018. A diversion is in operation.

Ballyloughlin Road Diversion Map


Ballylough Road will be closed to traffic from A25 Ardnabannon Road, Castlewellan, to Drumnaquoile Road, Castlewellan, from 04/04/2018 to 16/04/2018. A diversion is in place.

Ballylough Road Diversion Map

*Please note, these are estimated timescales and may be affected by changing conditions. Please check this page for continued updates to works information*




Downpatrick Town Centre Works Map

  • Scotch Street works - from 26/03/18 to 08/04/18

In addition, Sunday works will take place in the following areas:

  • Irish Street (numbers 7-15) - Sunday 22nd April


  1. Windmill Street and Gardens
  2. Carlisle Park and Avenue
  3. Hillfoot Crescent


  1. Newbridge Street
  2. Meadowlands
  3. Scotch Street


  1. Killyleagh Street & Road
  2. Whytefield
  3. Laurelvale
  4. Tobarmore Park
  5. Graysfield
  6. Lislea Drive

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