Local Highways Improvement Initiative (LHI)

To find out more about applying for LHI funding to fund your highway improvement and the schemes we offer, please see our Improving your local highway section. 

Third party funded projects

If an improvement is not in the Transport Delivery Plan or was not successful in securing LHI funding, a community can take action to fund the improvement independently. This could be for improved signing and road markings, speed limit changes or increased parking controls, for example.


Once a community has gained support from their parish council and secured funding for the proposed project, which may include maintenance costs, the council will work with them to make the improvements in accordance with its approved schedule of highway charges and fees.

If your project requires a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), please complete and return the TRO application form together with your application fee. If you are unsure whether you need a TRO please do get in touch via [email protected].

Application for a Traffic Regulation Order

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Community Highways Volunteering Scheme

Volunteers can help to improve their local neighbourhood through small scale highway maintenance works. The Community Highways Volunteering Scheme creates the conditions whereby Parishes, Towns and Community Groups can undertake certain routine maintenance activities, such as:

  • Litter picking
  • Cutting back vegetation
  • Cleaning signs 
  • Siding out of footpaths

Two information packs (one for Cambridge City and one for the rest of the county) have been created to help you learn more about the scheme and arrange to get involved:

Please also find some useful Frequently Asked Questions about our scheme:

Community Highways Volunteering Scheme FAQs

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