Temporary traffic regulation orders – make temporary changes to your road

You can apply to make a temporary change to your road. This could be for emergency works or for an event.

Before you start...

You'll need the following to apply to make a temporary change to your road:

  • a plan of where will be affected
  • a plan of the diversion route.

You must make coordination checks to ensure your proposed road closure and diversion route don't affect other works.

It costs £1,877 for a temporary traffic regulation order.

We'll need a minimum of 8 weeks if it needs to be advertised and 4 weeks if not. A site meeting may be needed.

You can't start any works until you have a valid traffic regulation order and permit.

Read the guidance notes for more information.

Types of temporary regulation orders

Standard traffic regulation order

These are for planned works on a road. They are valid for 18 months, if they affect right of way they only last for 6 months.


Traffic regulation notice (emergency)

You can't apply for these in advance. They are valid for 21 days and cost £766.


Special event order

These are for events to take place on a road. Find out how to apply on our street parties page.

If you have any questions, give us a call and ask to speak to one of the highways network management team:

0300 123 4047