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Traffic & Travel


Traffic & Travel Info 

Derry City and Strabane District Council are advising members of the public that a number of traffic and travel restrictions will be in place on Sunday 15th May to accommodate the 2022 Strabane Lifford Half Marathon.

Anyone planning a journey through Strabane or Lifford on Sunday 15th May should avoid the following routes due to road closures and heed traffic warnings in and around the town centre.

 Traffic Diversions will be in place at Meetinghouse Street, Main Street, Railway Street, Dock Road, Canal Street to accommodate the Race Start with lane closures in place at Derry Road, A5 Barnhill Road, A38 Lifford Road, N15 Sligo Road, Clady Bridge, Urney Road, Great Northern Link, Orchard Road, Melmount Road and Ballycolman Road.


Spectators should note that following the race start at Meeting House Street, the route will take participants through the town before crossing the Lifford Bridge into the South and making its way up to Clady – importantly taking the runners past the iconic ‘Tinnies’ in Strabane and impressive ‘Three Coins’ sculpture in Lifford.


The route will then cross over the Clady Bridge back into the North, pass along the Urney Road / Great Northern Link before turning onto Orchard Road, Melmount Road and the Ballycolman Road.


The runners will then take their final descent through the Ballycolman Estate before finishing at the Melvin Athletics Track.


Motorists are warned that traffic delays are expected in and around the route from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Pedestrian restrictions will also be in place at the path from Ballycolman estate via Melvin Sports Complex with access limited to accommodate the event.


 Car Parking 

There will be no parking available at Melvin Sports Complex on Race Day. Anyone travelling to the race start is advised to access parking at the dedicated Half Marathon Car Park in Dock Street Car Park.


Please also note that Mill Street Car Park is only available for parishioners of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.