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Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) licence

A TTRO is required when you are carrying out work on the public highway and need to close a public road, footpath or bridleway, reduce a speed limit, impose a clearway or parking restriction or suspend an existing parking restriction on a temporary basis.

If you need to close a private, unadopted road, you will need to contact the lane owner(s).

If you are holding a public event on the highway and require a similar licence, please follow our events procedure.

Charges

Works promoters can benefit from reduced charges by giving as much notice as possible and keeping the durations of the restriction to a minimum

TTRO licence charges
Proposed duration of restrictionUrgency of workNotice period given and where conditions are metCharge
Six days or more Planned 13 weeks standard £1,050
Six days or more

Planned

  • between 13 and six weeks notice
  • Dorset Highways' agreement to process
  • no other conflicting works
£1,050
Six days or more Planned
  • six weeks or less
  • Dorset Highways' agreement to process
  • no other conflicting works
£1,300
One to five days Planned 13 weeks standard £375
One to five days Planned
  • more than six weeks notice
  • Dorset Highways' agreement to process
  • no other conflicting works
£375
One to five days Planned
  • six weeks or less
  • absolute minimum of four weeks notice
  • Dorset Highways' agreement to process
  • no other conflicting works
£625
One day or more Planned
  • less than four weeks
  • Dorset Highways' agreement to process
  • no other conflicting works

£625 (additional £1,300 if duration will surpass five days)

Up to 21 days Unplanned (urgent/emergency work by definition) Immediate £625
Up to 24 hours

Unplanned (urgent/emergency work by definition)

Immediate £225

Conditions of approval

  1. This form together with a copy of the traffic management plan showing the section of road, footpath or bridleway affected, along with diversion route (if applicable) must be submitted to Dorset County Council (the highway authority or hereafter referred to as the "Authority") at least 13 weeks before the start date of the restriction (unless lesser notice is otherwise agreed by the Authority at its discretion)
  2. where required, signed diversion routes shall use only an equivalent (or above) classification of highway to the one being restricted, unless otherwise agreed with the Authority
    2a. Should the Authority, at its discretion, agree to the use of a highway at a lower classification for a signed diversion, the applicant shall indemnify the Authority for the highway in respect of any costs reasonably incurred by them relating to strengthening works or making good any damage occurring as a result of the diverted traffic
  3. The works promoter hereby request the Authority to make an Order to prohibit/restrict the use by vehicles, for a temporary period, of that part of the road as described which is affected by works which it is proposed to carry out, and to pay all costs of making the Order, including the posting of Notices on site (if required) and advertising of the Order in the local press (if required)
    3a. If the works and/or subsequent prohibitions are cancelled, relevant charges will still apply for the costs already incurred to the Authority
  4. The works promoter hereby indemnify the Authority against all claims however arising, which may be made against them by reason of making an Order and to defray all costs incurred as a result of such claims being made
  5. The works promoter agrees to provide, erect, maintain, and remove all temporary safety measures including all signs, lighting etc. required to protect the public and property at the site of the works and on the diversionary route, (if required), for the duration of the closure to the satisfaction of the Authority and to defray all costs incurred in the event of failure to do so
  6. The works promoter will inform all interested parties known to be affected by the proposed restriction, in advance, including personally notifying all frontagers on the length of highway concerned and ensure that acceptable alternative means of access to properties have been arranged and will be maintained through the duration of the restriction (if appropriate)
    6a. means of notification must also comprise advance publicity of the prohibition to the general local traffic affected the prohibition, through, but not necessarily limited to, the provision of advance warning temporary traffic signs placed on site two weeks prior to the prohibition coming in to force - unless otherwise agreed with the Authority

Use of personal data

We need to use an applicant’s contact details to fulfil our legal obligations in relation to Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders.

At a minimum, the name and contact telephone number (but we may also use an email address) supplied in an application will be used in:

  • stakeholder consultation documents. Stakeholders include emergency services, bus operators, elected representatives, council services, offices of the Department for Transport and any other relevant parties
  • public notices. These are sent to stakeholders, are published on our roadworks map to be freely distributed and can be displayed on-street
  • fulfilment of any customer enquiry or complaint as appropriate. We reserve the right to redirect enquiries and complaints from members of the public to promoters of work
  • any other manner to allow us to meet our obligations

Your contact details will not be shared for commercial purposes.

On the application, you'll be asked to agree to our fair use of your contact details to meet our minimum legal obligations, described above. If you do not accept our use of contact details or require more information about their use, please email trafficteam@dorsetcc.gov.uk to discuss before you apply.

More information about how we comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Apply for a TTRO

Select the correct application form depending on the restriction you proposed to introduce

 

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