Apply to close a road

Roadworks are the most common reason for closing a road for a set amount of time. Other reasons include street parties, events, building demolition and the use of heavy plant machinery.

Types of road closures

Anyone can request a road to be closed temporarily. The cost and minimum notice period depends on the type of road closure.

Planned work - for up to 18 months

Cost: £626 legal administration fee including advertising costs
Notice period: 12 weeks (minimum)
Governed by: Section 14 (1) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Apply to the streetworks teams

Events or entertainment - for up to 3 days

Cost: £626 legal administration fee including advertising costs
Notice period: 12 weeks (minimum)
Governed by: Section 16 (a) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Apply to the streetworks teams.

Public rights of way - for up to 6 months

For information and costs please contact Public Rights Of Way on 03000 41 11 01.
Read more about Public Rights of Way temporary closures.

Crowds (for example a parade, street party or procession)

Cost: Approximately £75 (contact your district council to confirm costs)
Notice period: 6 weeks
Governed by: Section 21 Town Police Clauses Act 1847
Apply to your local district council.

Street parties for the King's Coronation on 6 May 2023

Apply to close a road for a street party to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.