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

 North Prospect Housing DYL Removal -[PDF, 709KB] comment by 05 March 2019

 Church Road and Nightingale Close - [PDF, 727KB] comment by 13 February 2019

 Mary Dean Avenue, Priestley Avenue and Roman Way - [PDF, 724KB] comment by 13 February 2019

 North Prospect and Overdale Road - [PDF, 433KB] comment by 13 February 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

 Tavistock Road - Experimental Order - [PDF, 1,747KB] - comment by 17 April 2019

 Tavistock Road - Experimental Order Plan A1 - [PDF, 6,826KB]

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

Approved changes

 Parr Lane - [PDF, 617KB]

 North Prospect Road 20mph - [PDF, 704KB]

 Drummond Place, Molyneaux Place, Milne Place and Pym Street - [PDF, 614KB]

 Vinery Lane - [PDF, 598KB]

 Cattedown Road and Finnigan Road - [PDF, 1,094KB]

 Connaught Avenue, College Avenue, Mannamead Road, Mutley Plain and Torr Lane - [PDF, 4,242KB]

 Raynham Road and Penlee Way - [PDF, 523KB]

Privacy Statement

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