A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal document. Under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, local authorities can implement TROs which allows the highways authority (Cambridgeshire County Council) to:

  • improve road safety
  • preserve or improve the character or amenity of an area
  • prevent use of a road by unsuitable vehicles
  • prevent serious damage to the highway
  • reduce and manage congestion

Types of TROs

Permanent TROs

These orders can only be introduced following the appropriate legal and consultation process. There are several stages to the introduction of a new permanent TRO but once made it remains in force until superseded or revoked.

A copy of the permanent TROs, together with a map showing the effects of the Order and a Statement of the Reasons for having made the Order, may be inspected at the Council offices, Room 209, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP.

For further enquiries please contact [email protected] or telephone 0345 045 5212.

Temporary TROs

These can be arranged when it is necessary to temporarily control vehicular or pedestrian activity on a length of public highway.

Most commonly these are road closures arranged on behalf of the highway authority, utility companies and developers, but they can also apply for temporary speed limits parking restrictions, movement orders and public events.

For further enquiries please contact [email protected] or telephone 0345 045 5212.

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