Road closures and streetworks

Road closures and traffic management orders and how to apply for them

Essential road closures

As part of our annual Road Safety Programme, a number of roads will be closed or have temporary restrictions put in place.

Closures will be in place at Bennetts Castle Lane and the junction of Lindisfarne Road, Tuesday 26 May to Wednesday 3 June, 10am to 4pm daily, to enable road safety measures to be put in place.

In addition, more safety measures will be installed along Crow Lane (Whalebone Lane to the borough Boundary) where several traffic incidents have occurred. The work will take place on Tuesday 26 May, from 10am until 4pm for one day only.

Please also note, contractors carrying out the work will follow strict guidelines on social distancing.

Our map also has details of road closures and diversions, roadworks and other traffic-related issues.

Current roadworks map

Arrange a road closure with a temporary traffic management order (TTMO)

Contractors who wish to have a road closed in order to carry out works on the highways can apply for a TTMO (temporary traffic management order) using our application form. Applications can take up to 10 weeks to process.

Completing the TTMO application

All sections of the TTMO application form must be filled in to avoid any delays in the process after submission. Provide as much information as possible on the form, as this will minimise delays in processing the application. Other documents may be required before the application is approved.

Any omissions of all or partial information and alterations to the scheme after submitting the application may result in delays or rejection of the application, and may also incur additional costs to the applicant.

A TTMO application costs £5,575. Applications can take up to 10 weeks to process. Please note, from 1 July 2024 this cost will increase to £6,537.50.

If the proposed work affects, or is near, a bus lane or a bus stop, you must inform London Buses by calling 020 8568 7773.

These documents will need to be submitted with the application:

  • traffic management plan (in accordance with chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual)
  • diversions route plans
  • draft letter to resident
  • method statement
  • risk assessment
  • indemnity insurance certificate
  • liability insurance of £10,000,000

Attach these supporting documents to the form and fill in all sections in full, in writing.

Do not refer back to any drawings or plans attached. Full details of the scheme must be passed to all emergency services and any residents that may be affected.

If any restrictions require a parking suspension during the works, complete a parking suspension application and submit this in line with the parking bay suspension instructions.

Apply for a TTMO

Other types of Traffic management orders (TMOs)

Traffic management orders (TMOs) are legal documents the council produces to regulate the use of highways, usually under the Road Traffic Regulation Act (RTRA) 1984.

There are 2 other types of TMO:

  • permanent traffic management order (PTMO) to bring in a new restriction with no expected end date
  • experimental traffic management order to test the effects of a new restriction and make changes to it

We always advertise a proposed TTMO or PTMO in a local newspaper and with notices on the street the TMO will cover. All PTMOs have a 21 day consultation period before they are introduced, during which time anyone can raise an objection to them.

Objections will be considered and may lead to us withdrawing or revising the plan. If there are no objections, we will confirm the order and introduce the restriction.

Experimental TMOs are not advertised in advance, but we welcome representations during the first 6 months that the restriction is in place.

TMO feedback

You can offer feedback on a TMO using our form.

TMO feedback form

Emergency road closures

All applications must be completed prior to implementation of the closure. In the event that a road needs to be closed as an emergency outside of normal working hours, contact us on 020 8215 3000.

You must apply for a permit within 2 hours from the start of the activity. If the works start outside of normal working hours, contact us within 2 hours of the start of the next working day.

You must call the Streetworks team as soon as works commence on such streets where such a requirement is designated by the relevant highways authority.