Form

Section 16 temporary traffic regulation orders for special events

Form for local traffic authorities to apply for a Section 16 order to close a road for a special event.

Documents

Section 16 temporary traffic regulation orders for special events: application form

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Section 16 temporary traffic regulation orders for special events: guidance

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Local traffic authorities must obtain the Secretary of State for Transport’s approval to make a special event order where:

  • the order is to continue in force for more than 3 days

or

  • the affected length of road has already been subject to a section 16A order in the same calendar year

Traffic authorities should seek approval a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of the proposed event. They are required to send the following to the National Transport Casework team at the Department for Transport:

  • completed application form
  • draft order
  • public notice (draft or final) if available
  • plan of the affected area
  • copies of any representations received and the traffic authority’s response