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.

Area of Works

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 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.

Works Update 12.01.2024

From 8th to 28th January, there will be a full road closure on Shore Road from the junction of Doagh Road to Longwood Road with a diversion in place. The closure will run for three weeks, with businesses having access at all times. From 4 pm each afternoon, traffic will be allowed to travel country-bound along the Shore Road, which allows traffic to exit from the Abbey Centre in both directions.

We regret these works may impact local traffic flow and appreciate this may inconvenience residents and businesses. Please be assured that we will take all reasonable steps to complete these works efficiently in a manner that minimises disruption to the local community.

If you have any special requirements or questions about the work being undertaken, please contact Phoenix Energy at 03454 555 555 or email and ask to speak to the Planning Team.

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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