Road Closures for Special Events

Notices of Proposed Special Events

Photograph of people playing outside

Local Councils have been given new powers to close roads or restrict traffic to allow certain events to take place. These might include sporting events such as a Fun Run or Marathon, social events including Street Parties or other forms of entertainment eg concerts held on a public road.

Notices of Proposed Special Events  

The Public Protection, Health and Wellbeing Department has received the following applications in relation to the holding of a Special Event on a public road.

By virtue of the powers conferred on it by Article 8A of and Schedule 3A to the Road Traffic Regulation (NI) Order 1997, the Council gives notice that it is minded to make an Order to temporarily prohibit traffic from the following roads in order to facilitate the following special events:

Name of proposed Special Event



Roads affected

Diversionary Routes

Written Representations to be made to Council at the address below by:

Larne AC 10 mile road race

Saturday 25 March 2023

10am – 12noon

A2 Glenarm Road Larne from Newington Avenue to Upper Waterloo Road, A2 Coast Road from Upper Waterloo Road to Drumnagreagh Road Ballygally

Old Glenarm Road, Bustin Brae Road and Drumnagreagh Road

10 March 2023

Born2run Glenarm Castle Challenge races

Saturday 8 April 2023

11am – 11.20am

Castle Street and Altmore Street, Glenarm, Co Antrim. 

Feystown Road, Dickeystown Road and Coast Road

10 March 2023

Whitehead Easter Monday road race Monday 10 April 2023 12noon – 2pm

Cable Road and Kings Road Whitehead

A2 Belfast Road between Cable and Slaughterford Roads – lane closure


31 March 2023

Persons wishing to make representations to the Council regarding proposals may do so, in writing, to the address below.  Please note the closing date and time for representations on each notice. Representations received after the date will not be considered.

Arrangements can also be made to inspect the application, free of charge, at the Council Offices, in Larne, Ballymena or Carrickfergus by contacting us on the T: 0300 124 5000 or E: