The steps are being taken to keep routes clear for emergency vehicles, and to remove any potential obstructions which might cause unnecessary delays.
Bus Lanes, currently operational between certain hours, will be in force 24 hours a day from 1 July to 9 September. Signage will be put up in advance to make sure motorists are aware of the change.
The bus lanes are being kept clear so that public transport and emergency vehicles can continue to move freely. Refuse vehicles and some other essential council vehicles will also use the bus lanes, if necessary, to make sure residents continue to get a good service throughout the Games.
Skip hire will be restricted along major road routes, with none allowed on the highway between 1 July and 9 September. Skips will still be allowed if they're off the highway, for example on a driveway. A full list of these major routes can be seen on the 'roads and highways' page of the council website - follow the link from 'transport and streets'. If your road is not on these routes, skip licences will be dealt with in the normal way.
Road works will also be restricted along major routes. Utility companies will only be able to dig up the roads for essential emergency works.
There will also be restrictions to on-street parking on the weekend of the Olympic torch relay, which comes to Barking and Dagenham on 22 July. More details of this will be announced nearer to the time and signage and cones put up where appropriate.
Similar measures are being put in place across all the Olympic Host boroughs. Barking and Dagenham is a host borough for the Olympics and is home to five Games Time Training venues: Barking Abbey School, Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Mayesbrook Arena and SportHouse and Goresbrook Leisure Centre.
Cllr Mick McCarthy, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “These changes are the kind of things that are being brought in across all the Olympic Host Boroughs.
“During the Games there is likely to be increased traffic from people moving through the borough, and athletes coming to use the training venues. For that reason we have brought in these common sense measures to try and keep the traffic flowing during this time.”