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Conditions and guidance - temporary traffic restrictions

  • South Lanarkshire Council shall be indemnified against any claims arising directly or indirectly as a result of the operation to be undertaken.
  • For planned works requiring a temporary traffic restriction order, the works need to be notified on the Scottish Roadworks Register as major works and a 3 month notification is required.
  • For all planned works, the application form for a temporary traffic restriction must be lodged with the council at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the restriction.  This is increased to 8 weeks if the restriction is on a bus route.
  • A road closure shall only be granted where there is sufficient evidence provided that the work cannot be carried out under an alternative form of traffic control as stipulated in the Code of Practice for Safety at Streetworks.
  • The applicant is responsible for the provision, erection, maintenance, and removal of all signs, barriers, and cones related to the restriction. All signs must comply with the current Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions and should follow the guidance contained within the Traffic Signs Manual.
  • The application MUST be accompanied by plans illustrating the proposed signs and diversion route(s).  The plans must show the significant roads at an appropriate scale and include details of each sign face and how it will be mounted (for example, freestanding, on existing lamp columns).  All signs must be of the appropriate size and x-height for the speed of the approaching traffic as set out in the Traffic Signs Manual.
  • A separate plan, suitable for display on the council’s website, must be provided showing the area of the closure/restriction and any diversion routes.
  • All traffic management (for example, signs, barriers, and cones), whether hired or owned by the applicant must be checked twice daily, including weekends/public holidays, and will be subject to immediate rectification for the duration of the restriction.
  • The applicant must arrange for the erection of advanced information signs to warn road users of the impending works, and erect them on all approaches to the restriction no later than 7 days in advance of the restriction commencing.  These signs must display: the name of the works promoter, the name of the road affected, the type of works, start and finish dates, and an emergency contact number.
  • Pedestrian access must be maintained at all times unless a separate restriction and diversion are promoted.
  • Vehicular access to premises must be maintained wherever possible.
  • Applicants must notify in writing all residents/businesses directly affected by the temporary restriction.  This letter should contain details of the proposed work, along with dates, time restrictions, and contact details, and must be issued prior to the Advance Warning Signs being erected.  The letter must be submitted to the council for approval at least 10 days prior to the restriction commencing.
  • The applicant must provide a detailed schedule of works.   If your programme changes (ahead or lags),  we require you to inform us immediately and certainly no later than 24 hours from when you recognise the change.  Failure to notify your works schedule to the council may incur penalties under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005.