Public Realm

Carrickfergus Public Realm

The Department for Infrastructure Roads, working on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will be undertaking pavement and carriageway resurfacing works in the following areas of Carrickfergus Town Centre:

• Antrim Street
• Section of Lancasterian Street from North Street to The Back Ln
• Area immediately in front of the Civic Centre and De Courcy Centre

These works are planned to commence January 2019, with the completion of all areas anticipated by July 2019. Completion within this timeframe will, however, be subject to satisfactory weather conditions and no unexpected delays in relation to utilities and services.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will provide further details once a programme of works has been finalised with DfI Roads, and following commencement of the works progress reports can be emailed directly to you by Council.  If you wish to be included in these communications please forward your email contact details to either of the council contacts below.

There will also be representation from DfI Roads and Council throughout the project delivery, who will liaise with traders and public as and when necessary. 
We appreciate that this type of work will cause disruption in terms of the noise, closure to sections of pavements, on-street parking and in some instances the carriageway and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will however work together to ensure access to your premises is maintained throughout the works.

Update week commencing:

18 February 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Existing pavements and kerbs will be lifted on Antrim Street from the Town Hall towards the Civic Centre and associated re-kerbing will also commence to this section.
  • It will not be possible to use the “Hanging Gate” entrance for access to the Town Hall or Civic Centre.
  • All access will be through one of the main front doors of the Civic Centre.

Update week commencing:

11 February 2019

  • Work will continue outside the Civic Centre.
  • Work has been delayed on Antrim Street, but it is hoped to commence around the middle of the week.

Update week commencing:

23 September 

  • Work will continue outside the Civic Centre.
  • It is anticipated work will commence on the Town Hall side of Antrim Street, during the middle of the week.

Your patience and co-operation is greatly appreciated and should you have any further queries in relation to these proposed works, please do not hesitate to contact the Council contacts below:


Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: