Sometimes activity on the highway requires a temporary speed limit reduction, a temporary suspension of a one way system, a temporary prohibition of right turn or a suspension of on-street parking. Such closures require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) issued by the highway authority.
Please note: 'Highway' is a road, verge, footway, public footpath or bridleway.
All administrative costs for a TTRO and associated signing will have to be met by the person or organisation requesting the TTRO.
Please be aware that the Stoke-on-Trent City Council may not grant a TTRO therefore it is recommended that you contact us to check that the activity will be able to go ahead before it is publicised.
As there is a legal and consultative process to be undertaken, at least twelve weeks’ notice of TTRO is required (longer on bus routes).
We will only agree to a TTRO if no other feasible solution can be found. You will not be granted a TTRO to locate site accommodation or store materials on the highway.
You must ensure that delays are minimised and whenever practical you must:
- maximise the working day e.g. working 24 hours/7 days a week
- avoid peak times
- use alternative traffic control where possible
- use a suitable diversion route if required.
To apply for a TTRO for works on the highway, email email@example.com.