Apply for a road closure for temporary roadworks

Apply for a road closure for temporary roadworks

You need to get permission to stop or limit vehicles or pedestrians on a road, footway or public right of way or for any other temporary traffic restriction such as a waiting restriction.

You must apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) or a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN).

When to use a TTRO

You can use a TTRO for:

  • planned roadworks such as installing or maintaining gas, electricity or water services 
  • building works next to the road such as large developments

Apply for a road closure for temporary roadworks (TTRO)

How long does it take

TTROs take at least eight weeks to process because we have to:

  • consult with the police, emergency and other services such as bus companies and waste services
  • put a notice in the Evening Post telling people about the road closure

If you’re the contractor, you’ll need to tell people in advance with:

  • temporary street signs and traffic management
  • a letter to residents: a template for this letter is in the application form

Temporary street signs

Find out about road closure, direction signs and banners


The cost is £1910, and an extra £750 for each extra road that’ll be affected. 

The cost doesn’t include any temporary traffic management costs, such as diversion signs or barriers.

We’ll let you know if you need any traffic management.

How long a TTRO lasts for

A TTRO can last 18 months for a road, or six months for a Public Right of Way.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN)

You’ll need a TTRN for work that is:

  • an emergency
  • unplanned
  • planned, but going to take two days or less

Apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice


The cost of a TTRN is £518.

How long a TTRN lasts for

We can give you a TTRN for up to:

  • two days for planned works, such as filming
  • 21 days if public safety is a concern
  • five days for all other works

Please contact us if you’re not sure what type of work you have.