Temporary traffic signals are used to safely control the flow of traffic when works reducing the available road space are carried out. If the works are only for a very brief period of time on a minor road STOP/GO boards may be used instead.

Anyone using temporary traffic lights on the highway need our permission.

Problems with temporary traffic lights

If you notice that the lights:

  • aren't working or that have a lamp that has failed
  • are causing excessive traffic delays by changing too quickly or not quickly enough
  • have been knocked over, moved, stolen or vandalised

please contact the contractor carrying out the works. An information board will be displayed near the lights with a phone number to report any faults or problems.

If you have further problems please let us know.

How to apply for temporary lights

Simply download and complete the application form.

Make sure you read the included notes and guidance before submitting your application.