Road closure application

We need 12 weeks advance notice to process and prepare for a temporary traffic regulation order.

Lancashire County Council charge

We will invoice applicants for the preparation of the temporary closure order.

The current charge (in 2016/17) is £585 plus the costs of advertising the order. Advertising costs can bring the total cost to around £1200.

You must supply a purchase order number as the final cost will be invoiced to you.

Site notice and road signs

Applicants must erect, at the site of the proposed closure, an information sign giving the public advance warning of the proposed closure. The design of these signs must be agreed with Lancashire County Council and they must be in position ten days before the commencement of the road closure.

Applicants will be responsible for the erection, maintenance and removal of all necessary road closure and diversion signs and you should be aware that the road should remain open for pedestrians and access to frontages.

Applicants must ensure that all statutory public notices displayed advising of closure are removed upon completion of work.

Statutory undertakers must arrange appropriate media publicity in advance of the road closure.

Legal notes

All applicants must indemnify the county council against any third party claims and any extra costs arising from the closure, including those associated with the diversion of any public and school transport routes.

Local businesses must be contacted individually to assess what problems they may have and it may be necessary for you to produce information signs for this purpose.

All residents likely to be affected must also be notified.