I drove across to Lisburn this morning. Heading down May Street, along the back of the City Hall, past Jurys, and towards the Royal. The left turn has been restored for a while.
Slipped onto the West Link, past the side of the Royal Hospital complex, down towards Broadway, and past the back of the Boucher Road shops ...
Hang on, no roundabout? No nurse's flats? No shopping centre?
The new underpass opened this morning, meaning that if you're heading south, there's no longer any need to stop at the lights in order to circumnavigate the Broadway roundabout. No. It's now plain sailing, dipping into a tunnel under the roundabout - and under the huge flower that has yet to be erected - and on towards Lisburn.
And when the roadworks are finished and the speed restrictions are lifted, it should make a huge difference to journey times.
(Related aside - interesting comment on the radio recently about the level of air pollution around motorways. Widening the number of lanes often reduces the pollution, as you want to avoid cars sitting in queues, and want to keep them moving. So spreading them out, and keeping the majority moving along and not waiting behind congested sliproads is actually a good thing. An argument *for* building more roads!)