Shore Road Reinforcement Project

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Phoenix Energy is carrying out essential reinforcement of our network on the A2 Shore Road. This is to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our growing and existing customer base now, and into the future.

On 8th January 2024, work will commence on the Shore Road, from the Doagh Road junction to Fortwilliam Park, until June 2024. We have and will continue to engage with the Department for Infrastructure, public representatives, and public members to identify opportunities to minimise the impact on journey times. 

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this final phase of network reinforcement in this area.

Works Update 19.04.2024

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Area of Works

As we near completion of this section of the works on the Shore Road, we need to close a section of the road at Donegall Park Avenue over the weekend of 20th & 21St April. Access to Donegall Park Avenue will be maintained, though there are restrictions for Belfast Bound traffic – There will be no right turn into Donegall Park Avenue from Shore Road, and no right turn onto the Shore Road from Donegall Park Avenue. See map for details.

Works Update 27.03.2024

Area of Works

Our work continues in the area from the M2 flyover to Loughside Park. Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, a rolling lane closure will affect traffic both country and city bound.

Please click here to download the maps works.

Works Update 13.02.2024

Shore Road

From February the 19th - 5th of March, Belfast bound traffic will be unable to turn right into Shore Retail Park, Dandy St or Mount St – Right turning traffic must follow diversion notified in green as demarcated in the attached image.

Lane Closure Only – Through traffic maintained in both directions

Works Update 02.02.2024

From 1st – 16th February, there will be a city bound road closure from Longwood Road to Mill Road, with a diversion in place. Country-bound traffic will reduce to one lane.

There will be full access for local business. Please see the map for the diversion routes.  

If you would like to download images of the works, please click here.

January Road Closure Details (word)

Please note that dates and timescales are based on best endeavours; they may be subject to change depending on ground conditions.

Phoenix Energy Press Statement 14.06.23

Phoenix Energy are carrying out essential network reinforcement works on the Shore Road Newtownabbey to support the needs of our existing and growing customer base. We regret the level of impact this is having to commuter traffic Belfast bound.

We carried out extensive local engagement prior to construction work commencing and continue to proactively engage with third party agencies to consider further traffic alleviation measures.

Phoenix Energy are committed to carrying out these works in a manner that minimises wider impact for the duration of these essential works, and we will keep local representatives informed of progress with the work and with any proposed traffic management considerations. Timescales and updates on the works will be available across our digital platforms.

Press Editorial

Please find the below advert and Q&A which featured in the Newtownabbey Times, Larne Times and Carrick Times on Thursday 1st June. The Q&A with Phoenix Natwork Operator, David Sloan can also downloaded here.

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