Street works co-ordination code of practice

Under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) local authorities have a duty to co-ordinate street works.


Code of practice for the co-ordination of street works and works for road purposes and related matters

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Under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) and The Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007 local authorities have a duty to co-ordinate street works, and undertakers (mostly utilities) have a duty to give notice of their intended (non-emergency) works, with traffic management plans, up to 3 months in advance.

The 4th edition of this code came into force (replacing the 3rd Edition) on 1 October 2012. The code provides practical guidance on a range of responsibilities for authorities and undertakers. This revision replaces the version published in August 2009, and includes a revised Chapter 10 on s74 overrun charges. If you have any queries please email


Undertakers not complying with the noticing requirements can be served with a fixed penalty notice under The Street Works (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2007.

Further information

Published 19 August 2009
Last updated 7 January 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated to feature 4th edition of code of practice.
  2. First published.