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DFT issues guidance on TROs during Covid-19 restrictions

  • Monday April 27, 2020

With Local Authorities facing difficulties in meeting the requirements for the advertising of traffic orders during the current crisis and restrictions the DfT has issued advice on some of the problems being faced and suggests ways in which traffic orders can continue to be put in place. The following is a statement received from the DfT with a link to the appropriate page on the web pages:

The legislation for making traffic orders includes certain requirements that are difficult for local authorities to implement due to current restrictions. Specifically, these are:

  • the publishing of order adverts in local newspapers – newspapers may have moved to online publication only or closed
  • the posting of site notices on streets and concerns about the risks to staff
  • making traffic orders available for public inspection at an authority’s offices which may be closed.

The advice at the link below suggests ways in which authorities can continue to make traffic orders, whilst complying with the intention of the legislation.

With regards


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