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Apply for permission to temporarily close a road or footpath to prevent vehicles or pedestrians using it:

What to include in your road closure application

You must include a plan with your application showing:

  • the location of the intended closure
  • diversion routes and signs you intend to use

Return your form (and plans) to our Traffic Management Team. You should allow us 6 weeks to process your application.

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

Road closure costs

Road or footpath closure costs depend on the scale of your event/works:

  • we charge £2000 to arrange a temporary road or footway closure (including advertising costs)
  • concessions may be available for charitable events
  • we'll charge all applicants (including charities) advertising costs if the closure involves a legal order
  • if you require an extension to an existing road closure period, you will need to complete another application for the extension period as soon as possible giving clear justification for the extension required. If the extension is granted, there will be an additional fee of £2000 per agreed extension

We'll send you an invoice if we grant your closure.

How we process your application

We require time to process and consider your application before it can be granted.

In this case:

  • you can't assume permission will be given
  • we'll contact you within 5 working days to acknowledge receipt of your application

You can't act as if your application has been granted if we don't respond within expected timeframes.

If you haven't heard from us within 5 working days, please contact us to check the status of your application.

Also see

Traffic Management Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550