Road Closures

Find out about the latest planned roadworks, traffic incidents and roads closed for street parties and events.

Current traffic incidents and roadworks

Find out what roadworks are taking place on grid roads and estate roads: View the latest and planned roadworks on   This is an interactive Map and you will need to use your mouse to zoom in on Milton Keynes.

Road Closed sign

Milton Keynes Council is not responsible for the maintenance of the A5 or the M1 although they do run through the borough, for this information please visit:

Highways England who provide updates for road works on the A5 and M1


Other road closure reports 

Current planned closures where the council have issued traffic regulation orders can be found on our highways public notices page

These will include;

Planning to close a road 

If you are planning to close a road you will need to complete the appropriate Temporary Traffic Order form (below) and send it to us a minimum of twelve weeks in advance.

Temporary Traffic Order Application

Type Of Application Please read the guidance information to ensure you select the correct application
Section 14(1) Application Form (PDF, 461KB) For the purpose of closing part of the highway in order to carry out streetworks activities/ for public safety. More information and help with completing the form is available here in the Section 14(1) guidance document (PDF, 363KB)
Section 16A Application Form (PDF, 350KB) For the purpose of closing part of the to enable major events/sporting events. Please email the Traffic regulation order (TRO) Team for guidance
Section 21 Application Form (PDF, 355KB) For the purpose of closing the highway to enable parades/carnivals/street parties/community events. More information and help with completing the form is available here in the Section 21 guidance document (PDF, 271KB)
  • Pay a fee if you are carring out any work on the road (this fee pays for the advert in the local newspaper a statutory requirment) The charge that is made for temporary closures or traffic restrictions is £2,500.  If a further notice is required this will be an additional £350. The fee is charged to recompense the Council for its costs in preparing and advertising the temporary traffic Order.  Where a particular Order is complex in nature and would result in substantial additional costs, the Council reserves the right to seek an additional contribution, but in this event the applicant would be advised within ten days of the application being received.
  • The fee is waived for social events such as carnival parades and street parties organised by non-profit making organisations.

List of reasons why your application may be refused:

  • The speed limit is greater than 30mph.
  • The road space has been reserved for works to be carried out on the highway.
  • The application form was received out of time.
  • The physical measures that the applicant intends to use in order to close the road are not adequate and/or safe.

For more information, please contact our Traffic regulation order (TRO) Team for support they will be able to answer questions and provide information to help you with your application.

Last Updated: 18 February 2018