Planning is important as you are likely to have to contact the Local Authority to close or restrict carriageway usage.
If you wish to position warning signage on the road edge e.g., ‘Lorries Turning’, check with your local authority/third party highways management contractor, e.g. BEAR Scotland, whether there are any requirements you need to follow before erecting warning signs. When working alongside a road, suitable measures need to be put in place to keep the road users safe from operations. It is important to consult and engage a suitable traffic management company.
When considering the traffic manage- ment arrangements proposed a key question to ask yourself is “Will someone travelling along the road or footway from any direction understand exactly what is happening and what is expected of them?”
Engage a traffic management company with appropriately qualified operators to set out the appropriate signing and guarding.
Planning is important as you are likely to have to contact the Local Authority to close or restrict carriageway usage. A traffic management plan may be required to be submitted together with completion of Network Access Form to gain the necessary permission/permit.