Isle of Wight Council

Highways - Traffic Regulation Orders

About Traffic Regulation Orders

 

What is a Traffic Regulation Order

The Isle of Wight Council as a Local Highway Authority has a duty to ensure the efficient and safe movement of people, services and goods on the island's highway. To meet these duties Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are issued.

TROs are legal documents. The purpose of the TRO is regulating the use of parts of the highway by vehicular traffic or pedestrians. It allows the local, Highway or Police Authority to enforce restrictions on the highway. 

Examples of TROs include:

  • Speed limits,
  • weight restrictions,
  • one-way streets,
  • no right or left turns,
  • parking restrictions,
  • residents parking schemes.

 

Types of Traffic Regulation Orders

  • Permanent - These type of orders can only be introduced following a statutory legal process. There are several stages to the introduction of a permanent TRO. Once an order is made, it remains in force until superseded or revoked.

  • Experimental - These orders are used to see if a proposed restriction will work in practice, before confirming it to as permanent. Experimental orders are valid for up to 18 months.

  • Temporary - Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTRO). These can be introduced to impose temporary restrictions or road closure on the Highway. They help to facilitate works on or near a road, cleansing operations or to safely facilitate events on the Highway. A temporary order can be in force for up to 18 months.

  • Emergency - These orders are used to cover emergency works. For example a burst pipe, sewer collapse, wall fallen on the Highway. An emergency order can be made for up to 21 days.

 

Request new restriction

Requests for new restrictions on the highway are submitted daily to the Island Roads. Requests are made by Island residents, businesses and town councils. The Highways Service Provider for the Isle of Wight is Island Roads. All requests are assessed by highways engineers. They check the road safety. Then the Council prioritises the qualifying requests for funding.

If you want to make a request you will need to:

  • Provide your request in writing, email info@islandroads.com
  • Please include details of the location.
  • Please provide a reason why you feel that new restriction is needed.

 

Or you can post your written request to:

Island Roads

St. Christopher House

Daish Way

Newport

Isle of Wight

PO30 5XJ

Island Roads are responsible for administering the requests for new restrictions. They will carry out assessments and if a safety issue is found, they will issue proposals. All qualifying proposals will be considered by the Isle of Wight Council.

Request an existing road marking to be repainted or road sign to be replaced

Island Roads are responsible for the maintenance of existing highway markings and signs. To make a request please contact Island Roads info@islandroads.com