Road Closures for Special Events

Notices of Proposed Special Events

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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 10k race

Saturday  22 July 2023

9.45am - 12noon

A2 Coast Road between Drumnagreagh Road and Cairncastle Road Ballygally

Drumnagreagh Road, Brustin Brae Road, Croft Road and Old Glenarm Road

16 June 2023

GRC Coastal 5k race

Friday 1 September 2023

6pm - 8pm

A2 Coast Road between Carnlough and Glenarm – lane closure

Branch Road Carnlough


16 June 2023

GRC Quarry 5k race

Friday 4  August 2023

6pm - 8pm

Bridge Street and Largy road Carnlough


16 June 2023

Antrim Coast Classic Mile Race Friday 25 August

7pm - 9pm

Full closure: Main Street, Station Road 7pm - 9pm

Restricted flow/ Lane Closure: High Street, Bridge Street, Circular Road Roundabout, Circular Road 7pm - 9pm

n/a 7 July 2023
Antrim Coast Half Marathon Sunday 27 August 8.30am - 2pm 

Full Closure: Promenade, Chaine Memorial Road from junction of Tower Road to junction with Bay Road. 8am - 2pm

Full Closure: Curran Road from junction of Main Street to junction of Fleet Street 8.30am - 2pm

Full Closure: Fleet Street from junction of Curran Road to junction of Olderfleet Road. 8.30am - 2pm

Lane Closure: Olderfleet Road from junction of Fleet Street to junction of Redlands Road. RNLI/Coastguard will be facilitated. 8.30am - 10.15pm

Full Closure:  Rolling closure/restricted flow Redlands Road from junction of Olderfleet Road to junction with Harbour Highway. 8.30am -10.15am

Full Closure:  Rolling closure/restricted flow Harbour Highway from junction of Redlands Road to A2 Coast Road/ Circular Road. 8.30am - 10.15am

Full Closure: Main Street from junction of Curran Road to High Street. From 8:30am - 10.30am

Full Closure:  Rolling closure/restricted flow for High Street, Pound Street, Victoria Road. From Junction of Bridge Street/Riverdale to Junction of Glenarm Road. 8:30am -10.30am

Full Closure:  Glenarm Road from junction with Circular Road to junction with A2 Coast Road. 8.30- 10.30am

Full Closure: Agnew Street 8.30am -10.30am

Full Closure: A2 Coast Road from Junction of Glenarm Road to Cairncastle Road Ballygally. 8.30am -12.30pm

Full Closure: Grace Avenue and Grave Avenue North, from A2 Coast Road to junction with Croft Road. 8.30am - 12pm

Full Closure: Croft Road from junction of Grace Avenue North to junction of Cairncastle Road. 8.30am - 12pm

Full Closure: Cairncastle Road from junction of Croft Road to junction with A2 Coast Road. 8am - 12pm

A8 Larne Road / Drumahoe Road – Ballymullock Road – Drumnagreagh Road


Old Glenarm Road – Croft Road - Cairncastle Road

7 July 2023
BBC TV Filming Tuesday 26 September 9.00am - 7pm Castlemara Drive Carrickfergus n/a 15 September 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: