Roadworks, closures & diversions

Here you will find information about roadworks, road closures and diversions in Northumberland.

Find out live information on where roads are closed or diverted.

Northumberland County Council now publishes information to You can find out where there will be temporary traffic management, and information about works being carried out around the county.

Search for a location or zoom in on an area on the map to find more detailed information, including proposed diversions. More detail about the works will be shown, including the dates along with the responsible party. If you need further details about any of the works that appear on the live system, please call 0345 600 6400.

Sudden and/or unplanned emergency road closures due to bad weather (snow, ice, flooding etc.) are displayed on our alerts and reminders page and on our homepage.

The cost for applying for the road closure notice is currently £1,200, which must be paid by the person requesting the notice. It is their responsibility to organise and pay for required traffic management. As there is a legal process to be undertaken, at least six weeks’ notice of closure is required.
Emergency closures are at a cost of £500


A request for a temporary traffic regulation order should be submitted to the Northumberland County Council streetworks team using the documentation below.

You can email or fax the application using the details below:


  • Fax: 01670 625560





If you are organising a public event you can notify the Council by completing an Event Notification Form.  Due to the large numbers of people who may attend events such as fêtes, sporting events, carnivals, etc the safety of the public and the environment is at risk if they’re not managed properly.


Northumberland County Council and partners (including Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service and Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service) are members of the Northumberland Safety Advisory Group (SAG).  Safety advisory group representatives consider event proposals and help assess the risks to the general public.


By completing this form, an assessment can be carried out to identify if a SAG would be appropriate and to identify if any licences or consents may be legally required to enable the event to take place.

For more information on the Safety Advisory, organising events and to download the Event Notification Form click here 

Completed Event Notification Forms are to be sent to


Road Closures for Events


If you require a road closure to enable your event to take place, a legal order is required to close the road. The following table provides information on the type of order applied and any associated charge;


Description of event

Legal Order


Public processions, rejoicings or illuminations

Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 - Section 21

Free of charge

Sporting event, social event or entertainment which is held on the highway


As part of the legal process the order is advertised once in the local press

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 16A


An event which takes place off the highway but a closure or restriction/prohibition is required on the highway in connection with the event


As part of the legal process for the order is advertised twice in the local press

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 - Section 14



If you are unsure of which order is required for your event please contact us on 01670 624143 or email us at


If you require a road closure, as well as completing an Event Notification Form, you will need to complete a Road Closure Application;

  • Application can be downloaded here
  • Guidelines for the application can be found here
Please submit this application along with your Event Notification Form.

Please note that a minimum of 6 weeks notice is required for all closure applications.
Also please note that it is the responsibility of the event organiser to contact either their chosen traffic management company or the respective Northumberland County Council traffic management ofiicer in order to arrange traffic management for a road closure.

Northumberland County Councils Traffic Management Officers are as follows;
North/South East - Kevin Scott
West/Central - Andy Murgatroyd

  • If you have any problems or enquiries regarding streetworks or delays on the roads, then telephone us on 0345 6006400.