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:

TRO_Blind_Line__Sawtry_1987
TRO 001/1987
Size: 1.59MBFile format: pdf
Blind_Lane__Sawtry_1988
TRO 002/1988
Size: 690KBFile format: pdf
Fodder_Fen_Drove_and_Shaws_Drove__Wicken
TRO 003/1989
Size: 1.1MBFile format: pdf
Weirs_Drove__Burwell
TRO 004/1990
Size: 1.08MBFile format: pdf
Ashwell_Street_Bassingbourn_Cum_Kneesworth_and_Littlington
TRO 005/1991
Size: 1.56MBFile format: pdf
Stapleford__Cambridge_and_Fulbourn_buway
TRO 006/1992 - Byways No. 5 Stapleford, No. 111 Cambridge and No. 12 Fulbourn
Size: 635KBFile format: pdf
TRO_007_1992
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: 1.35MBFile format: pdf
Great_Wilbraham__Little_Wilbraham_and_Bottisham
TRO 008/1992 - Butt lane and Streetway
Size: 1.16MBFile format: pdf
Ashwell_Street_Littlington_and_Steeple_Morden
TRO 009/1993
Size: 1.03MBFile format: pdf
Ickleton__Hinxton__Great_Chesterford
TRO 010/1994 - No. 7 Ickleton, Byway No. 3 Hinxton and Byway No. 13 Great Chesterford
Size: 1.54MBFile format: pdf
Byway_7_St_Neots
TRO 011/1994 - Byway No. 7
Size: 1.53MBFile format: pdf
Bottisham__Swaffham_Bulbeck
TRO 012/1994 - Old Newmarket Road, Bottisham, Heath Road and Streetway, Bottisham, Burrough Green, Swaffham Bulbeck and Westley Waterless
Size: 1.12MBFile format: pdf
Byway_Milton__Impington_and_Landbeach
TRO 014/1997 - Byway No. 3 (Mere Way)
Size: 2.39MBFile format: pdf
Haycroft_Lane_Burwell
TRO 015/1999 - Byway No. 16
Size: 1.6MBFile format: pdf
Byway_at_Catworth
TRO 020/2006 - Byway No. 2
Size: 1.33MBFile format: pdf
Byways_Haddenham__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: 3.16MBFile 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: 1.57MBFile format: pdf
Bourne_and_Kingston
TRO 025/2009 - Byway No.24 and No.25 Bourn and No. 1 Kingston
Size: 1.64MBFile format: pdf
Balsham_Linton_and_West_Wickham
TRO 026/2009 - Byways No 4 Balsham, No.23 Linton and No. 1 Wicken
Size: 1.79MBFile format: pdf
Carlton_and_Weston_Colville
TRO 027/2009 - Byways No. 7, No. 9 and No. 12 Carlton and No. 15 Weston Colville
Size: 1.54MBFile format: pdf
Haslingfield_Byway
TRO 028/2009 - Byway No. 6
Size: 1.04MBFile format: pdf
Bridle_Road__Houghton
TRO 029/1969
Size: 1.16MBFile format: pdf
Great_Gidding_byway
TRO 030/2010 - Byway No. 17
Size: 1.59MBFile format: pdf
031- 2010 Witchford
TRO 031/2010 - Byway No.10
Size: 1.94MBFile format: pdf
032 - 1996 Denton Road
TRO 032/1996 - Denton Byway No. 16 and Public Path No. 5
Size: 1.11MBFile format: pdf
033-2010 East Cambs
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: 1MBFile format: pdf
034 - 2011 Hurst Lane
TRO 034/2011 - Byways No. 45 and No.46 Ely, Byways No. 47 and No.48 Little Downham
Size: 1.31MBFile format: pdf
Chatteris_No_24__25
TRO 035/2013 - Byways No. 24 and No. 25
Size: 466KBFile format: pdf
Great_Gidding_and_Little_Gidding_byway_nov15
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: 412KBFile format: pdf
Waresley_Cum_Tetworth__Abbotsley__Old_Weston__Winwick__and_Upton_and_Coppingford_byways_nov15
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: 528KBFile format: pdf
Catworth__Easton__Ellington__Grafham__Kimbolton__Spaldwick__Stow_Longa_and_Tilbrook_Byways_nov11
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: 690KBFile format: pdf
Babraham Byway No. 3
TRO 001/2016 Byway No. 3
Size: 122KBFile format: pdf
Coveney_and_Witcham_byway_nov15
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: 126KBFile format: pdf
Little Downham Byway 44, 45, 49
TRO 2016 - Byways No. 44, No. 45 and No. 49
Size: 134KBFile format: pdf
Longstowe_byway_nov15
TRO 2015 - Byway No. 12
Size: 112KBFile format: pdf
Soham_Byway_20
TRO 2016 - Byway No. 20
Size: 124KBFile format: pdf
PR0410 Prohibition of driving Order sealed Order
TRO 2017/PR0410 - Byway 11.
Size: 190KBFile format: pdf
Over Byway 3
TRO 2019 - Byway 3
Size: 246KBFile 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 benefits from voluntary restraints: Glatton Byway 6 following improvement works.