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Streets, roads and pavements

Temporary traffic lights

You need permission to place temporary traffic lights on the road. The company carrying out works is responsible for applying for permission.

There is no cost associated with the application.

Required notice for temporary traffic lights

Allow at least 2 working days for permission to be granted.

  • 7 working days' notice is required for minor works
  • 28 days' notice is required for major works (lasting over 10 working days)
  • if temporary lights are required urgently, for emergency works, email your application form to as soon as possible

Contact the Streetworks team if you have any further queries.

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

Streetworks Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA