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Streets, roads and pavements

Apply for a temporary road or footpath closure

You can apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) to temporary close a road, footpath or cycle route to prevent vehicles or pedestrians using it. You can also use this form to request temporary speed restrictions and weight restrictions.

You may wish to close a road or footpath for roadworks or community events, for example. You may wish to introduce a temporary speed restriction or weight restriction of traffic for safety purposes.

A minimum period of 3 months is required for approval and processing of this request. If this form is not completed fully it will be returned for completion. This will extend the processing period.

Note that permission to close a road or footpath:

  • will only be granted if keeping it open will cause considerable risk
  • is only valid for the duration applied for

Temporary road or footpath closure, or a speed or weight restriction application

What to include in your application

You must include a traffic management plan with your application showing:

  1. the location of the proposed closure or restriction
  2. the proposed diversion route (if applicable)
  3. the signage for the proposed diversion route (if applicable)
  4. details of any areas of suspended parking (if applicable)
  5. details of any suspension or reversal of one-way streets, and associated traffic management signage (if applicable)
  6. details of any suspension or implementation of left or right turn only orders, and associated traffic management signage (if applicable)

You can submit your plans via the online form.

If you're intending to carry out road or street works in the public highway then under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) you're required to obtain permit from our Streetworks department. Email: to request a permit to work on the public highway.

Any approval of a road or footpath closure does not mean you've also been granted approval for a Streetworks permit (or vice versa).

Road closure costs

The charge for arranging a TTRO is £2,000. This fee includes the legal order and any advertising costs. The appropriate amount will be invoiced if the TTRO is granted.

If the TTRO is for a community, sports or charity event then the council may offer a reduced rate or free of charge depending on the situation.

If your request includes a temporary parking suspension, you may also be required to cover the costs of alternative parking arrangements for residential parking permit holders for the duration of the works (further details can be supplied on application).

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent to the Highway Regulation Team at least 15 working days before the event. If cancellation occurs less than 15 working days prior to the start date, the full amount will be charged. If any expense has already been incurred by City of York Council before that deadline, these will still be chargeable.

Also see

Traffic Management Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550