Road closures and restrictions

Any work on a road that means we have to close it or restrict traffic needs a traffic regulation order. This might be:

  • for road works to take place
  • because of building works being carried out near the road
  • for safety at an event
  • for events, street parties and fairs

Restrictions can be temporary or permanent and include:

  • road and footway closures
  • waiting and loading
  • one-way streets
  • speed limits
  • weight and width restrictions
  • access and turning restrictions
  • cycle and bus lanes
  • parking zones

Request a temporary road closure or restriction

If you're a contractor or event organiser and you need a temporary restriction or road closure you can apply for a temporary traffic regulation order.

We need at least six weeks' notice - for some closures this can be up to three months so that we can advertise diversions. You can close a footway for a maximum of six months and a carriageway for a maximum of 18 months.

Download Request a temporary road closure [PDF, 341KB]


  • Emergency road closures (up to five days) - £450
  • Planned works (up to 28 days) - £1,050
  • Planned works (over 28 days) - £2,500

Proposed permanent changes

  Cattedown Road - Experimental [PDF, 341KB] - comment by 1st February 2018

  Commercial Road -[PDF, 1,208KB] - comment by 2nd February 2018

If you'd like to comment on or object to any proposed schemes please email quoting the Amd reference number.

Approved changes

 The Barbican & Madeira Road [PDF, 624KB]

 Parking Amendments [PDF, 2,405KB]

 Zone G, R & S [PDF, 2,482KB]

 Beauchamp Road [PDF, 346KB]

 Dunstone Road [PDF, 345KB]