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: £515 legal administration fee, plus advertising (normally £40 - £100)
Notice period: 12 weeks
Governed by: Section 14 (1) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Apply for a temporary traffic regulation order (PDF, 295.6 KB)

Events or entertainment - for up to 3 days

Cost: £515 legal administration fee, plus advertising (normally £40 - £100)
Notice period: 12 weeks
Governed by: Section 16 (a) Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Apply for a temporary traffic regulation order (PDF, 295.6 KB)

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)

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