Road Closures and Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) are needed when planned works and events are taking place on the Highway which can't take place under a lesser form of traffic management.

Temporary Orders are made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and once in place can be enforced.

Restrictions that can be introduced under a Temporary Order are, for example:

  • Road Closures
  • One Way routes
  • Speed limit

Cumbria County Council need a minimum of 12 weeks' notice to process a temporary traffic regulation order.

Further information about TTROs being introduced to facilitate planned works, or due to the likelihood of danger (section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) can be found in the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order guidance notes (PDF 274KB).

If it is necessary to hold all, or part of an event on the public highway, or if the event will affect the public highway (for example - create extra congestion, involve the use of a normally little used access) it will be necessary to close or control the highway using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order processed under Section 16(A) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The application process is the responsibility of the event organiser and Cumbria County Council require a minimum of 4 months' notice to process this type of temporary order.

For further information on the process in relation to TTROs to facilitate events please refer to the Section 16A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order guidance notes (PDF 201KB)

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