Temporary Road Closures

Test Valley Borough Council acts as an agent for Hampshire County Council (HCC) to promote road closures under the Road Traffic Regulation Act. Road closures are advertised and required to allow roadworks to take place. An application must be submitted six weeks before the intended closure.

The Council can also close highways on behalf of event organisers under the Town Police Clauses Act for special events such as street parties. For large events consultation with the Council should start around 26 weeks before the event and in some cases this involves meeting with the Safety Advisory Group. For smaller events on lightly trafficked streets the procedure to promote a closure is much more straightforward.

For more information please contact the Engineering and Transport Team, Beech Hurst, on 01264 368000 or email engineering@testvalley.gov.uk.