Apply to carry out works which could affect a structure on a highway

To carry out works you need to download and complete a Section 63 Notice. You can do this using the links and information provided on this page.

If your works could affect a structure on a highway which is maintained by us, you need to complete a Section 63 Notice and send it to us as the bridge authority for highways in Suffolk and follow this Good Practice Guide (208 KB) 

This is specified in Section 88 and Section 63 (Schedule 4) of the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA).

This is typically, but not exclusively, where excavation works are within 5 metres of a highway structure. The works promoter is responsible for precisely locating the works and any affected structures.

If you are planning works which could affect a highway structure on trunk roads please contact National Highways.

Download a notice of work form

How to apply

When works are being planned: 



Submitting the form

Please send the completed form to us at

The completed Section 63 Notice Form must be received by us no later than 7 working days before submitting a Section 55 notice

For emergency works, as defined in Section 52, a notice must still be submitted as soon as reasonably practicable after completion of the works.


What happens next?

We will respond within 10 working days of receipt of your form.