What a TTRO is, the application process, how much it costs and recently advertised TTRO.

When you need a TTRO

You need a TTRO when you want to stop or limit vehicle or pedestrian traffic on a road for 3 days or more. It can be for example:

  • a road or public right of way closure
  • a width, height or weight restriction
  • a temporary speed limit

You can use a TTRO for:

  • planned roadworks such as installing or maintaining gas, electricity or water services
  • building works next to the road, such as large developments

A TTRO can last up to 18 months for a road and six months for a Public Right of Way.

Apply for a road closure for temporary roadworks (TTRO)

Work that will take 1 or 2 days

You must apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN) for work that will take 1 or 2 days. This could be for unplanned, emergency work or planned work.

How long it takes

TTROs take at least 10 weeks to process because we have to:

  • tell the police, emergency and other services such as bus operators and waste services
  • put a notice in the Bristol Post to let people know about the road closure

What you'll need to do

You'll need to:

  • let residents know about your roadworks using our letter to residents template
  • have temporary street and traffic management signs in place
  • apply to suspend a bus stop or taxi rank within the extent of the closure at least 7 days’ in advance

You can check our Guide to road closure signs, direction signs and banners and contact traffic@bristol.gov.uk to see if you need any traffic management.


Application cost is £2,361 and an extra £927 for each additional road and for each additional restriction.

This includes: 

  • legal advertising and administration costs
  • a processing fee

It doesn't include any temporary traffic management costs, such as diversion signs or barriers.


Within 2 weeks of application date, a cancellation fee of 50% applies.  Anything after this time is charged at 100%.  Any cancellation requests must be in writing.

Extend your TTRO

You'll need to apply at least eight weeks before the end date of the existing Order if you want to extend a TTRO beyond the six or 18 months initial period.

Failure to submit an extension TTRO within the 8 weeks' notice will result in the restriction being lifted.

Recently advertised TTROs

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTROs) notices