Contact us if you would like to close a road or right of way for works or safety reasons
We manage road closures under the Road Traffic Regulation Act
Contact us if you would like to close a road for works or safety reasons, or you can apply for a road closure using the button below.
Any member of the public, or any company or contractor can apply to close the road to allow works or for safety reasons.
There are 3 steps to closing a road
Please remember that in addition to the application to close a road for works, you need a valid road space booking.
If there is no valid road space booking your application may be declined.
This road space booking may take the form of a Streetworks EToN notice, Section 50 licence, Section 278, Section 171, Section 184 agreement or Skip or scaffold application.
Please follow the instructions on the application form.
It is sometimes necessary to close a public right of way temporarily for development, forestry operations or maintaining utilities. Wherever possible an alternative route should be provided.
We will process your application and may contact you if we need more information.
The normal time from requesting an application to receiving a granted order is approximately 3 months. But this may take longer at busy times.
The Road Closure Application – Guidance Notes give the current pricing, which is subject to change by administration and legislative changes.
We expect payment to be made at the same time as the application is submitted so that we can ensure advertising deadlines are met. Cheques to be made payable to Somerset County Council.
‘Apply now’ online is not currently available for public rights of way closures, so please visit Apply for a temporary closure of a right of way for the application form.
Other forms of closure
Nightworks will usually take place between 7pm and 7am, although this can vary for specific jobs.
Although vehicular access may be restricted for a maximum of 8 hours (in any 24 hours) and pedestrian access must be maintained throughout the closure period, the contractor will provide you with advance warning two weeks before the planned works. If you have any questions about the closure, please contact the contractor or company conducting the works.
If you own a business affected by a road closure there is no legal obligation or express statutory authority that enables us to compensate for increased costs or any financial loss suffered as a result of the road closure. If your property or business is affected by the closure, the applicant for the road closure should have made you aware that an application was being made.
If the works have been completed and signs, including diversion route signs, have been left please contact us to arrange for their collection.
Make an additional payment for a TRO
TTRO Guidance Notes
TTRO Terms and conditions
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