Road closures and restrictions

Any work on a road that means we have to close it or restrict traffic needs a traffic regulation order (TRO). 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, 281KB]


  • Emergency road closures (up to five days) - £450
  • Planned works (up to 28 days) - £1,078
  • Planned works (over 28 days) - £2,500

Applications submitted with less than 12 weeks notice will incur an additional £200 charge.

Proposed permanent changes

 Salcombe Road - [PDF, 921KB] - comment by 14th November 2019

 Mutley Barracks and Napier Terrace Car Parks - [PDF, 614KB] - comment by 07th November 2019

 Southway - [PDF, 1,392KB] - comment by 07th November 2019 

 Marsh Close, Longbridge Road and Longbridge Close - Experimental - [PDF, 617KB] - comment by 04 September 2019

 Marsh Close, Longbridge Road, Longbridge Close and Coypool Road - Experimental - [PDF, 732KB] comment by 06 May 2019

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

Approved changes

 Plymouth Road - [PDF, 718KB]

 Charles Cross - [PDF, 1,701KB]

 Living Streets.1 - [PDF, 1,567KB]

 Barbican - [PDF, 1,235KB]

 Plymouth TRO Review - [PDF, 1,899KB]

 Morice Town - [PDF, 850KB]

 Plymouth Gateway Retail Park - [PDF, 615KB]



Privacy Statement

 TRO and Green Claims Privacy Statement [PDF, 472KB]