Road closures

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

You must:

  • include a plan showing the location of the closure
  • include a plan showing diversion routes and signs you intend to use
  • return your completed form (and plans) to our Traffic Management Team
  • allow 3 to 5 weeks' notice for us to process your application before you require a road closure

Contact our Traffic Management Team for further advice if you need to close a road or footpath.

Permission to close a road or footpath

Please note that:

  • permission to close a road or footpath will only be given if keeping it open will cause considerable risk to those using it
  • permission is valid for the duration of road closure you applied for

Cost of road closures

The cost to close a road or footpath depends on the scale of your works or event. The minimum charge is £460 rising to a maximum charge of £1,380. Most closures involving one street or footpath will fall into the minimum charge category. If your event or works require closures for several streets or areas, you will be charged a higher rate, but not more than £1,380.

Please note:

  • concessions may be available for charitable events
  • all applicants (including charities) will be charged for advertising costs if your closure involves a legal order

We'll send you an invoice if the closure is granted, using the details from your application form.

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