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:
- multi-way temporary signals will be used
- permanent signals at junctions are impacted by temporary traffic management
- 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.