Any works on the public highway involving either a road closure or prohibition to traffic will require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO). A TTRO is a legal document which allows roads to be temporarily closed or traffic restricted to enable works on the public highway to be safely carried out.
Before a road can be closed or the movement of traffic restricted, the council must speak with the appropriate parties to discuss the method of working as well as mitigating measures and safety issues.
If you believe that a Traffic Regulation Order will be required for any works to be undertaken, you must contact the council to discuss the legal process.
You can also contact us for information about temporary road closures for events such as street parties on 01942 489309.
- You can also find out more about road works in the borough by accessing the council's weekly roadworks bulletin from the main homepage.
Temporary road closures
Wigan Council can make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) when it is necessary to prohibit or control traffic and pedestrians along the highway. TTROs can be applied to roads, footways or public rights of way.
Wigan Council can make a TTRO to cover planned situations, or issue a Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN), if regulation is needed without delay or for emergency situations. TTROs are normally used to allow essential works to be carried out on the highway, typically installation of, or maintenance works to, services such as gas, electricity, water, events etc.
The process of arranging a TTRO requires an application to be made to Wigan Council for approval. Once the Order has been approved and made enforceable it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all the correct traffic management systems are in place.
TTROs can be made by Wigan Council when it is necessary to prohibit or control vehicular and / or pedestrian traffic along a highway because of planned works on or near the road.
Application evaluation process
Applicants must be in position to supply information on:
- Limits of works
- Diversion routes
- Access arrangements for businesses, dwellings, schools including refuse collection
- School crossing patrols
- Bus routes
- Bus stops
- Traffic signals / pelican crossings
- Emergency Services
- Side road signing
- Impact on other local authorities areas
- Engineering difficulties
- Timing of works - weekends, school holidays etc
- Duration of works
- Works by other utilities including other sections within the applicants company
- Applicants must be aware that consultation will be held with Emergency Services, Public Transport Services and other stakeholders and conditions may be implemented by the council.
- Applicants will also be responsible for providing a plan showing the diversion route including the diversion signs. They will also be responsible for ensuring the route is signed prior and whilst the restriction is in place.
Contact the Network Co-ordinator for further information using the contact details below.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. The full legal process must be carried out before a road closure comes in force and the promoter is notified when the order comes into affect.
We aim to acknowledge applications within three working days. If you made your application online we will acknowledge it via email.
TTRNs for emergency situations must be discussed with the Network Co-ordinator before an application is sent out.
Failed application redress
Please contact the Traffic Manager / Streetworks Co-ordinator, Traffic Group in the first instance using the contact details below.
Licence holder redress
Please contact the Traffic Manager / Network Co-ordinator, Traffic Group in the first instance using the contact details below.
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