It is sometimes necessary to temporarily close or permanently restrict the use of a right of way.  This may be due to a safety issue, to protect the surface from serious damage, for an event such as a village fete, or while maintenance work is being done.

Permanent and seasonal restrictions

Cambridgeshire has nearly 10% of the byway mileage in England. Some are subject to Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs), which restrict some recreational motor use to protect vulnerable surfaces, either throughout the year or by season and may be extended in especially wet conditions.

A list of current TROs can be viewed below:

Blind Lane, Sawtry 1987

TRO 001/1987

Size: 1.59 MB File format: pdf

Blind Lane, Sawtry 1988

TRO 002/1988

Size: 689.04 KB File format: pdf

Fodder Den Drove and Shaws Drove, Wicken

TRO 003/1989

Size: 1.10 MB File format: pdf

Weirs Drove, Burwell

TRO 004/1990

Size: 1.08 MB File format: pdf

Ashwell Street, Bassingbourn-Cum-Kneesworth and Littlington

TRO 005/1991

Size: 1.56 MB File format: pdf

Stapleford, Cambridge and Fulbourn byway

TRO 006/1992 - Byways No. 5 Stapleford, No. 111 Cambridge and No. 12 Fulbourn

Size: 634.38 KB File format: pdf

Stapleford, Cambridge, Fulbourn, Babraham, Balsham, Little Abington and Hildersham Byways

TRO 007/1992 - Byway No. 5 Stapleford, No. 111 Cambridge, No. 12 Fulbourn, No. 2 Babraham, No.4 Balsham, No. 1 Little Abington and No.11 Hildersham

Size: 1.35 MB File format: pdf

Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Bottisham

TRO 008/1992 - Butt lane and Streetway

Size: 1.16 MB File format: pdf

Ashwell Street, Littlington and Steeple Morden

TRO 009/1993

Size: 1.03 MB File format: pdf

Ickleton, Hinxton and Great Chesterford

TRO 010/1994 - No. 7 Ickleton, Byway No. 3 Hinxton and Byway No. 13 Great Chesterford

Size: 1.54 MB File format: pdf

St Neots

TRO 011/1994 - Byway No. 7

Size: 1.53 MB File format: pdf

Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck

TRO 012/1994 - Old Newmarket Road, Bottisham, Heath Road and Streetway, Bottisham, Burrough Green, Swaffham Bulbeck and Westley Waterless

Size: 1.12 MB File format: pdf

Littlington

TRO 013/1995 - Byway 11

Size: 989.82 KB File format: pdf

Milton, Impington and Landbeach

TRO 014/1997 - Byway No. 3 (Mere Way)

Size: 2.39 MB File format: pdf

Haycroft Lane, Burwell

TRO 015/1999 - Byway No. 16

Size: 1.60 MB File format: pdf

Longstowe

TRO 017/2001 - Byway 12

Size: 2.07 MB File format: pdf

Catworth, Easton, Ellington, Grafham, Kimbolton, Spaldwick, Stow Longa and Tilbrook Byways

TRO 018/2003 - Byways No. 12 and No. 13 Catworth, Byways No. 7 and No. 11 Easton, Byway No. 1 Ellington, Byway No. 2 Grafham, Byway No. 30 Kimbolton, No. 2 and No. 3 Spaldwick, No. 6 and No. 8 Stow Longa, No. 14 and No. 18 Tilbrook

Size: 1.39 MB File format: pdf

Catworth, Eastworth and Ellington

TRO 019/2003 - Byways No. 12 and No. 13 Catworth, Byways No. 7 and No. 11 Easton, Byway No. 1 Ellington, Byway No. 2 Grafham, Byway No. 30 Kimbolton, No. 2 and No. 3 Spaldwick, No. 6 and No. 8 Stow Longa, No. 14 and No. 18 Tilbrook

Size: 1.40 MB File format: pdf

Catworth

TRO 020/2006 - Byway No. 2

Size: 1.33 MB File format: pdf

St. Neots Rural

TRO 021/2006 - Byways No. 3 Waresley- cum- Tetworth, No.7 Abbotsley, No. 7 Old Weston, No. 9 Winwick and No. 6 Upton and Coppingford

Size: 2.03 MB File format: pdf

Haddenham and Wilburton

TRO 022/2007 - Byways No. 15, No. 29, No. 22 and No. 30 Haddenham, Byway No. 10 Wilburton, Byways No. 2 and No. 12 Cottenham, Byways No. 8 and No.9 Willingham, Byways No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 Rampton and Byway No. 3 Westwick

Size: 3.16 MB File format: pdf

Witcham and Coveney

TRO 023/2008 - Byways No. 12, No.15 and No. 16 Coveney, Byways No.8, No.10, No.11, No.12 and No. 13 Witcham

Size: 1.57 MB File format: pdf

Guilden Morden and Steeple Morden

TRO 024/2009 - Byways No.1, No.8 and No.9 Guilden Morden and No. 1 Steeple Morden

Size: 1.57 MB File format: pdf

Bourne and Kingston

TRO 025/2009 - Byway No.24 and No.25 Bourn and No. 1 Kingston

Size: 1.64 MB File format: pdf

Balsham, Linton and West Wickham

TRO 026/2009 - Byways No 4 Balsham, No.23 Linton and No. 1 Wicken

Size: 1.79 MB File format: pdf

Carlton and Weston Colville

TRO 027/2009 - Byways No. 7, No. 9 and No. 12 Carlton and No. 15 Weston Colville

Size: 1.54 MB File format: pdf

Haslingfield

TRO 028/2009 - Byway No. 6

Size: 1.04 MB File format: pdf

Bridle Road, Houghton

TRO 029/1969

Size: 1.16 MB File format: pdf

Great Gidding

TRO 030/2010 - Byway No. 17

Size: 1.59 MB File format: pdf

Witchford

TRO 031/2010 - Byway No.10

Size: 1.94 MB File format: pdf

Denton and Caldecote

TRO 032/1996 - Denton Byway No. 16 and Public Path No. 5

Size: 1.11 MB File format: pdf

Wentworth, Witchford, Coveney and Haddenham

TRO 033/2010 - Byways No. 3 , No. 5 and No. 6 Wentworth, No. 8 and No.9 Witchford, No. 19 Coveney and No. 13 Haddenham

Size: 1.00 MB File format: pdf

Ely and Little Downham

TRO 034/2011 - Byways No. 45 and No.46 Ely, Byways No. 47 and No.48 Little Downham

Size: 1.31 MB File format: pdf

Chatteris

TRO 035/2013 - Byways No. 24 and No. 25

Size: 465.07 KB File format: pdf

Great Gidding and Little Gidding

TRO 036/2014 - Byways No.16 Great Gidding, No. 11 Leighton Bromswold, No.1 Little Gidding, No. 33 Sawtry, No. 4 Spaldwick, No. 16 Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, No. 4 Upton and Coppingford

Size: 411.95 KB File format: pdf

Waresley-Cum-Tetworth, Abbotsley, Old Weston, Winwick, and Upton and Coppingford byways

TRO 037/2014 - Byways No. 3 Waresley- cum- Tetworth, No.7 Abbotsley, No. 7 Old Weston, No. 9 Winwick and No. 6 Upton and Coppingford

Size: 527.07 KB File format: pdf

Catworth, Easton, Ellington, Grafham, Kimbolton, Spaldwick, Stow Longa and Tilbrook Byways

TRO 038/2014 - Byways No. 12 and No. 13 Catworth, Byways No. 7 and No. 11 Easton, Byway No. 1 Ellington, Byway No. 2 Grafham, Byway No. 30 Kimbolton, No. 2 and No. 3 Spaldwick, No. 6 and No. 8 Stow Longa, No. 14 and No. 18 Tilbrook

Size: 689.45 KB File format: pdf

Babraham

TRO 001/2016 Byway No. 3

Size: 121.65 KB File format: pdf

Coveney and Witcham

TRO 2015 - Byways No. 12, No.15 and No. 16 Coveney, Byways No.8, No.10, No.11, No.12 and No. 13 Witcham

Size: 125.46 KB File format: pdf

Little Downham

TRO 2016 - Byways No. 44, No. 45 and No. 49

Size: 133.29 KB File format: pdf

Longstowe

TRO 2015 - Byway No. 12

Size: 111.73 KB File format: pdf

Soham

TRO 2016 - Byway No. 20

Size: 123.09 KB File format: pdf

Temporary restrictions

It can become necessary to temporarily close public rights of way.  In these cases, suitable diversion signs should be provided to direct you around the closure.

Voluntary restraints

When the surface of a right of way has been damaged, often by motor vehicle use, a ‘voluntary restraint’ may be used. This consists of placing notices on site, asking motor vehicles not to use the route while the route recovers or improvement works are carried out.

Adhering to voluntary restraints allow a right of way to return to a state where it becomes suitable for motor use again, without the need for implementing a temporary or permanent TRO, which may require physical barriers to prevent use.

Route that currently benefit from voluntary restraints: Glatton Byway 6 following improvement works.

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