Anyone who wishes to close a road or introduce a temporary road restriction needs to apply to us for permission.
To close a road we need to issue a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and this takes a minimum of 12 weeks from when we receive your application.
As well as a TTRO, we may also issue a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN) which imposes a short-term closure or restriction. These are required for works that are unplanned or are being carried out as an emergency or without undue delay.
Our road closure guidance document has more information on the laws and processes we have to follow to close or temporarily restrict a road.