A temporary traffic restriction is a legal order made by us under the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991.
Temporary traffic restrictions could involve closing a road to traffic, amending the parking restrictions in a road, making a road which is normally one way open to two way traffic flow or imposing a one way restriction on a road that normally accommodates two way traffic flow. Restrictions can be placed on a road, cycle lane or footpath.
Our Network Management Team process all applications for temporary traffic restrictions in Camden except those that are required on a Red Route.
We will provide a diversionary route for traffic being affected by the operation. We make orders for temporary traffic restrictions to facilitate street works, construction works and in some cases for a street party/festival.
Application processing fees for temporary traffic notices depend on the type of closure and duration. The fees are as follows:
Section 14 (1)
- Minor (less than 1 week): £2515.80
- Standard (1 week to 6 months): £2841.30
- Major (6 months to 18 months): £5114.55
Section 14 (2)
- Emergency: £2884.35
Section 15 (2)
- Long term: £13,238.
Crane Operations Level 2 (additional fee payable): £626.85
Apply for a licence
How to apply
If you wish to apply to restrict traffic on a Red Route please email Transport for London’s Forward Planning Team.
For all other roads in Camden you can apply by email.
Apply by email
Step 1: Download Temporary Traffic Restriction Application and Guidelines (PDF)
Step 2: Print off the pack and fill in the application form, referring to the guidelines where necessary.
Step 3: Scan and email to email@example.com
Step 4: Refer to the terms and conditions as there are certain conditions that you will need to meet leading up to the start of your work – some of these need to be completed up to eight weeks before you start works.
Street works search
Search for street works taking place in the public highway.
How do I report a problem with road works?
Report a problem about road works online.
If the problem is an out of hours emergency you can call our emergency hotline on 020 7974 4444.