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Road closures and diversions

Information on road closure procedure and traffic regulation orders.

  • Road closure procedure for events
  • Traffic Regulation Order


In certain circumstances, we may allow roads to be closed for specific events being held on the highway, e.g. street party, village fete, Christmas lights switch on, Christmas market etc.

Such road closures require a formal legal order and may only be granted if:-

  • the event is for a public event only
  • the event is generally confined to minor roads where traffic volumes are low
  • suitable alternative routes for affected traffic are available
  • residents/traders affected by the event have been consulted and agree to the closure
  • the Police have raised no objections
  • the Highways agency have been consulted and do not object to the closure

Events on bus routes and busy through routes may be deemed unacceptable, however each application will be judged on its own merits.

If you wish to apply for a road closure then please download the guidance notes (PDF, 2 pages, 22kb) and complete the application form (PDF, 3 pages, 100kb) and return it to the Council Solicitor at least 8 weeks before the date of the proposed closure.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide, erect and maintain the required traffic and diversion signs.

Please also see the information from North Yorkshire County Council on events and street parties.


Traffic Regulation Orders

NYCCPlease note that this service is not provided by Ryedale District Council. Information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council.

A traffic regulation order issued by the local authority where works on the highway, or some large deliveries, require a road to be closed temporarily to general traffic.



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Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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Phone: 01653 600666

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