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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 the road space or have a section 50 licence agreed before applying for this licence.

You must provide traffic management drawings for multi-way signal configurations (which includes 2-way signals and a pedestrian crossing configuration) as part of your application.

Minimum 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 signal configurations unless we ask for one.

Apply for a licence to place temporary signals

We require a minimum of 10 working days notice. There is no charge for approval of this application.


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