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Temporary traffic signals licence

You need a licence to place temporary signals on the highway - which includes stop and go boards.

You need to have either booked road space, have a section 50 licence or a Dorset Council Permit Scheme works permit agreed before applying for this licence.

Apply for a licence

Please ensure you complete the correct application dependant on the type of works you're wishing to undertake.

Private works (roadspace and section 50)

Utility works (Statutory Undertakers)

Utility companies will need to attach their application to their Streetworks Permit application.

Traffic management drawings

You must provide traffic management drawings when there are proposals that:

  1. multi-way temporary signals will be used
  2. permanent signals at junctions are impacted by temporary traffic management
  3. permanent pedestrian crossing signals are affected by temporary traffic management

Expectations for drawings are:

  • OS drawing with licence number
  • at an appropriate scale with the scale clearly displayed
  • location of where the signal heads are going to be placed
  • the location and extent of the work zone

You don't need to provide a drawing for two-way or stop/go signal configurations unless we ask for one.

Bagging of permanent traffic signals

This service is provided by a third-party on behalf of Dorset Council, and through a separate application process.

Report a problem

Contact us to report a problem with temporary traffic lights.

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