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Apply for a temporary road closure

Apply for a temporary road closure or Temporary Traffic Regulation Order to close a road in Suffolk.

Download a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) application form using the button below.

You need to give us up to three months notice to process your application.

The application costs £995.

All costs for the closure and diversion signing must be covered by the person or organisation requesting the closure.


Before you apply

You will need:

  • a clear plan showing the extent of the closure and diversion route
  • the start and end date of the proposed works

Emergency road closures are used if there's an immediate danger to the public, utility equipment or surrounding area. For example, road subsidence or dangerous buildings.

The police can close roads for safety reasons. 

There is a separate application form if you need a road closure for an event.

To contact us, email

Paying the fee


The application costs £995

You can make your payment online

You will need the 6 digit reference number provided by network assurance.

Please note: although the online payment system says "incl. VAT" there is no VAT included in this service as it is a zero rated supply.

By post

Or by cheque to Suffolk County Council.

All costs for the closure and diversion signing must be covered by the person or organisation requesting the closure.

Send the completed application form and payment to: 

Suffolk County Council
Network Assurance Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

After you apply

If successful you'll need to:

  • put up signs of 1050m by 750mm showing
    This Road will be closed From ____ To ____. at all approaches to the site up to 7 days before the start of the closure
  • allow access to emergency services at all times
  • allow access to pedestrians and cyclists
  • allow access to properties at all times unless otherwise agreed

Find current road closures

Visit for:

  • current temporary road closures
  • forthcoming temporary road closures

You can find information on:

  • road closures
  • roadworks
  • obstructions
  • events

Contact Customer Services

Your questions will be answered more quickly on webchat.

Webchat is available Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Click the webchat button in the right hand corner of your screen.

Alternatively, you can email your enquiry to