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NI M2 J1.JPG
Here is the M2 in Belfast seen from ground level.
Belfast Grand opera House.JPG
Belfast Grand opera House
Speed Camera, Saintfield Road, Belfast - Geograph - 1504770.jpg
Speed Camera, Saintfield Road, Belfast
The Westlink, Belfast (14) - Geograph - 1731356.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (14)
Bruce Street (western end), Belfast - Geograph - 1736277.jpg
Bruce Street (western end), Belfast
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Gantry sign, Belfast
Gantry sign in York Street, approaching Gt George�s Street <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1415904'>J3375 : Great George's Street, Belfast</a> and the Westlink <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/582043'>J3475 : The Westlink, York Street, Belfast</a>. The Northside Park and Ride <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1694641'>J3475 : 'Northside' park and ride bus stop, Belfast</a> is on the right.
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M3 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2008 by murphaph
M3 - Coppermine - 20053.JPG
M3 Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 14, 2008 by murphaph
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Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with dirty river water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. You can see the high water mark from the previous evening. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday. There's going to be a lot of silt and other debris to remove from the underpass, including (by rumour) abandoned vehicles.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast - Coppermine - 19628.jpg
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. Engineers have been pumping the water out for about ten hours at this point, and are cleaning the tarmac ahead. The police removed the central reservation as an emergency measure to get vehicles away, and this is also being repaired. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast - Coppermine - 19627.jpg
Flooded Broadway underpass, Belfast

Broadway underpass on the A12 Westlink filled with water to a depth of about 15 feet at 1pm on Sunday 17 August 2008. You can see the high water mark from the previous evening ABOVE the roof level of the underpass. A nearby river overwhelmed its culvert and filled the underpass around tea time on Saturday. There's rumoured to be a number of abandoned vehicles still down there.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 17, 2008 by nirs
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New signage on Westlink

New signage on the southbound Westlink approaching Broadway reflecting the freeflow nature of the road. Non-motorway traffic is instructed to leave at Broadway, while the M1 chopsticks sign points the way ahead!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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New Broadway underpass, Belfast

Travelling towards the M1 from A12 Westlink, Belfast with the newly opened Broadway underpass ahead. The sliproads to the left carried all traffic until last week. This point is now the start of the M1 motorway, which has therefore grown by several hundred metres.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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M1 southbound after Broadway

The view south along the M1 after emerging from the new underpass at Broadway (j1). The temporary merge lane is formed from cones.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2008 by nirs
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Dodgy gantry on upgraded A12 Westlink

This gantry sign was erected northbound on the Westlink between Roden Street and Grosvenor Road in early 2008. However it is erroneous in that the M2 and M3 labels should be written on a blue patch rather than the green background.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 09, 2008 by nirs
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Westlink - Grosvenor Road underpass

First trip through the new Westlink underpass at Grosvenor Road, approaching from the M1 direction and heading north towards the M2. The temporary bridge carrying Grosvenor Road positively towers over the new channel!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2007 by nirs
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Westlink - Grosvenor Road underpass

First trip through the new Westlink underpass at Grosvenor Road, opened only a couple of hours earlier on 2 Sep 07. At this point only 1 lane was open. Heading north towards the M2.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2007 by nirs
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Grosvenor Road junction, Westlink

Work is advancing well on the future underpass at Grosvenor Road, here looking north (towards M2). All traffic is currently driving on each side of the road. This will be a limited-access junction with sliproads only in the south-facing direction. Taken from the temporary flyover. Note the nice edging being added to the flyover.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 08, 2007 by nirs
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Westlink from Grosvenor Road

Telephoto shot of the Westlink looking south from the temporary flyover at Grosvenor Road. The future widened Westlink here is really starting to take shape. Eventually it will be 3+3 lanes, plus two hard shoulders. It looks incredibly wide for those of us used to the old 2+2 road with no shoulders!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 08, 2007 by nirs
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Westlink at Roden Street

This space age structure is the new footbridge at Roden Street, here seen M1-bound. The designers have put a lot of effort into the look of the new road, which is great. However this is the spot where the most 'bricking' of vehicles happens, so the bridge is fully enclosed, like its predecessor.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 08, 2007 by nirs
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M2 Foreshore nearing completion 1973

The final touches being added to the D5 section of the M2 (the foreshore) in 1973. Looking north from the footbridge, with J1 at Fortwilliam in the distance.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 16, 2007 by nirs
NI M1 Belfast (Balmoral) - Coppermine - 6973.jpg
NI M1 Belfast (Balmoral)

Serious roadworks on the M1 approaching Belfast currently - first, a new bus lane from Lisburn at J6, then the major conversion of the A12 'Westlink' into a 3x3 expressway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 27, 2006 by IJP1
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The Foreshore

Looking south into Belfast from the J1 bridge on the M2. This four-lane section would be five but for the lane drop-gain through the junction. Note the hard shoulders on both sides of the road

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 22, 2006 by explo
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Direction sign, Belfast
Direction sign at Bridge End. It has rotating panels to display a �tactical diversion route� in the event of the Lagan Bridge being closed.
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Middlepath Street, Belfast (2)
See J3574 : Middlepath Street, Belfast. The view from the Station Street/Bridge End flyover J3474 : The Station Street/Bridge End flyover, Belfast. The road on the left leads to the M3 J3474 : The Lagan Bridge, Belfast. The bridge (top) carries the railway to Londonderry and Larne Harbour J3474 : Elevated railway and road, Belfast.
Motorway sign, Belfast (3) - Geograph - 1760656.jpg
Motorway sign, Belfast (3)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1464810'>J3474 : Motorway sign, Belfast (2)</a>. Gantry sign, on the M3 (westbound), for traffic heading from the Sydenham bypass towards the Westlink and the M2.
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The Parkway, Belfast (2)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/607741'>J3874 : The Parkway, Belfast</a>. The view towards the Holywood Road as the Parkway cuts through Belmont Park <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/399570'>J3875 : Belmont Park, Belfast (1)</a>. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1765550'>J3875 : The Parkway, Belfast (3)</a>.
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Faded road sign, Belfast
Faded and peeling sign in Chichester Street. The patch was added when the lower part of the street (passing the Law Courts) was closed (for security reasons) to through traffic. It has now re-opened but as a bus lane and for access only <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1518888'>J3474 : Bus and bus lane, Belfast</a>.
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Malone Road, Belfast
Looking down the road towards Belfast City Centre. It is a constantly busy stretch of road during weekdays.
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The Westlink, Belfast (1)

Work started in 2006 to upgrade the two at-grade junctions on the Westlink (linking the M1 and M2). The busiest section carried 68,000 vehicles daily in 2006. An extra lane is being added to the M1, in each direction, between the Westlink and Stockman�s Lane. The scheme is due for completion in 2009. The roundabout at the Grosvenor Road is being replaced by an underpass while keeping both roads open for traffic. This is the temporary bridge carrying the Grosvenor Road (looking outwards) across the roadworks.
The Westlink, Belfast (3) - Geograph - 498788.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (3)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498780'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (1)</a>. A view of the underpass under construction (looking towards the M1).
The Westlink, Belfast (4) - Geograph - 498794.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (4)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498788'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (3)</a>. A view of the underpass under construction (looking towards the M2). This will carry the Grosvenor Road over the Westlink.
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The Westlink, Belfast (5)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498788'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (3)</a>. The underpass opened to through traffic over the weekend of 1&2 September 2007. The temporary alignment on the left is no longer in use.
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The Westlink, Belfast (6)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/544779'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (5)</a> and <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498794'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (4)</a>. The view towards the M2. The temporary alignment on the right is no longer in use.
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The Westlink, Belfast (7)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498794'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (4)</a> and <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/544784'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (6)</a>. Although the underpass is open to Westlink traffic there is still some work remaining before it can be used by traffic going to and from the centre of Belfast.
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The Westlink, Belfast (8)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/544784'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (6)</a>. The view, towards the M2, through the safety fence <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/498785'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (2)</a>.
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The Westlink, Belfast (6)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1587053'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (5)</a>. The off-slip, at the Grosvenor Road, used by traffic from the M1 heading towards the Falls Road and the city centre. Pedestrians are segregated from the traffic by the fence at middle/bottom left. The traffic noise is, however, overpowering. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1587192'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (7)</a>.
The Westlink, Belfast (3) - Geograph - 1576504.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (3)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1450533'>J3374 : The Westlink, Belfast</a>. The view towards the M2, from the flyover at Divis Street. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1582779'>J3374 : The Westlink, Belfast (4)</a>.
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The Westlink, Belfast
See J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast. The Westlink (looking towards the M1) at the Divis Street flyover. There is a lane gain here where the on-slip (left) joins the road. In practice, however, few drivers use the inside lane.
The Westlink, Belfast (13) - Geograph - 677367.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (13)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/677355'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (12)</a>. The southbound on-slip to the Westlink from the Grosvenor Road. It is due to open in March 2008.
The Westlink, Belfast (14) - Geograph - 716013.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (14)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/677367'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (13)</a>. After what seemed like eternal road construction the road and underpass are now open. This is the southbound on-slip. Part of the landscaping can be seen in the foreground.
The Westlink, Belfast (7) - Geograph - 1587192.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (7)
See J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (6). Part of the section of Westlink between Roden Street J3273 : Roden Street, Belfast and the Grosvenor Road 3374 : The Westlink, Belfast (4). The view is towards the M2. Continue to J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (8).
The Westlink, Belfast (5) - Geograph - 1587053.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (5)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1582779'>J3374 : The Westlink, Belfast (4)</a>. The off-slip, at the Grosvenor Road, used by traffic from the M1 heading towards the Falls Road (left) and the city centre. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1587081'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (6)</a>.
The Westlink, Belfast (4) - Geograph - 1582779.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (4)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1576504'>J3374 : The Westlink, Belfast (3)</a>. The view towards the M2 and Clifton Street from the flyover at Peter�s Hill. Note the absence of goods vehicles on a Sunday morning. The northbound carriageway (left) was closed from Divis Street. Continue to <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1587053'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (5)</a>.
The Westlink, Belfast (15) - Geograph - 716026.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (15)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/716013'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (14)</a>. The northbound off-slip.
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The Westlink, Belfast (10)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/677302'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (9)</a>. There is no southbound exit from the Westlink to the Grosvenor Road (and the city centre) here mainly because of the proximity of the houses in the background. The view is towards the M2.
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The Westlink, Belfast
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/873345'>J3273 : The Westlink, Belfast (19)</a>. For the record � the rebuilt Westlink officially opened (with three lanes in each direction from Divis Street to Broadway) on 1 December 2008 although in practice it was fully open on 29 November. The target completion date was March 2009. At 17.27 today the peak traffic was flowing freely. The view is from the overbridge at the Grosvenor Road towards the M2. <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/677302'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (9)</a> shows an off-peak view, during the construction work, in February 2008.
The Westlink, Belfast (9) - Geograph - 677302.jpg
The Westlink, Belfast (9)
See <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/544802'>J3373 : The Westlink, Belfast (8)</a>. Two lanes of the underpass are now open in each direction. The old temporary alignment of the Grosvenor Road is on the right although hardly recognisable. The scheme includes another underpass at Broadway on the Donegall Road and the widening of the Broadway � Stockman�s Lane section of the M1 to three lanes � while keeping the road open for all traffic. The overall completion date is currently given as March 2009. In the meantime queues such as this are common throughout the working day.

 
 
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