What a TTRN is, the application process and how much it costs.

When you need a TTRN

You need a TTRN when you want to stop or limit vehicles or pedestrians' traffic on a road or footway.
You can use a TTRN for:

  • emergencies
  • unplanned work including urgent water leaks
  • planned work lasting no more than two days

You need to apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for planned roadworks and building works next to the road such as large developments.

Apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice

A TTRN can last up to:

  • two days for planned works, such as filming
  • five days for unplanned works or urgent water works
  • 21 days if public safety is a concern

How long it takes

Submit this application at least two weeks before the proposed closure for planned works, except in case of emergency works or urgent water leaks. 

Contact traffic@bristol.gov.uk if you want us to consider a shorter notice period. 

What you'll need to do

There needs to be an alternative footway for people to use if the footway is closed.  This is usually a temporary walkway along the side of the closed footway.

Where applicable you'll also have to: 


The cost of a TTRN is £590. This doesn't include any temporary traffic management costs, such as diversion signs or barriers.


No refunds will be offered.  

A change of date needs to be notified before the commencement date and must be in writing.