We are responsible for dealing with requests to temporarily close roads. Temporary road closures may be needed to allow road-works to take place safely – or to allow other works, such as a mobile crane to be moved into place. A legal order is required before any road may be closed.
If you would like to apply for a temporary road closure, please complete the Application for a road closure and contact us to discuss your works.
The legal process involved means that a minimum of six weeks' notice is required to process the request after we receive your completed application form. A temporary road closure order will only be approved where we are satisfied that it is the only viable option to carry out the road-works safely. Any order that we issue will also have conditions attached. The fee for a temporary road closure is £920.
You must also arrange for 'diversion' signs for the traffic diversion route: we recommend that you contact a traffic management contractor to do this for you. You will need to submit information about traffic management and the ‘diversion’ signs with the application.