The safety of all is paramount when works have to be carried out on the highway. Traffic (vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians) need to be warned of the existence of the works and then guided safely around them with temporary signs. This often necessitates the use of temporary traffic lights (which can only be erected if an application has been made and agreed).
If it's impossible or unsafe to carry out work in proximity to 'live' traffic, it is sometimes necessary to put diversions in place and close the road. This decision is never taken lightly.
Report a Problem
If you have any concerns regarding a road closure, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
Please report a highway obstruction to us as soon as you can so we can investigate the incident.
If you have attached an event in the borough at which you have encountered a problem, please inform us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.