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

 (2137239) Zone IIA extension .3 [PDF, 577KB] - comment by 26th March 2020

 (2137237) Marsh Mills Development [PDF, 883KB] - comment by 26th March 2020

 (2137233) Plympton St Maurice [PDF, 978KB] - comment by 19th March 2020

 (2137233) Plympton St Maurice Consultation Document [PDF, 1,483KB] - comment by 19th March 2020

 (2137234) Ferndale Road 20mph scheme & Careswell Avenue (Ham area) [PDF, 1,177KB] - comment by 19th March 2020

 (2137236) The Box [PDF, 792KB] - comment by 19th March 2020

 (2137230) TRO Review.3 [PDF, 2,665KB] - comment by 13th February 2020

 (2137228) Living Streets .3 [PDF, 3,035KB] - comment by 6th February 2020

 (2137229) Billacombe Road & Elburton Road [PDF, 614KB] - comment by 6th February 2020

 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

  (2137255) Granby Green - [PDF, 883KB]

 (2137215) Southway Scheme - [PDF, 1,310KB]

 (2137214) Millbay - [PDF, 794KB]

 (2137217) Cattedown - [PDF, 1,218KB]

 (2137220) Rectory Road, Corea Terrace, First Avenue and Second Avenue - [907KB]

 (2137231) Salcombe Road - [952KB]

 (2137227) Chaucer Way - [2,020KB]

 (2137226) Mutley Barracks and Napier Street Car Park - [687KB]



Privacy Statement

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