Road closed

We are responsible for issuing permits to applicants who wish to temporarily close a road, a footpath or perform works that will encroach on the road or footpath. 

Examples of where this is used:

  • working on a road
  • working on the side of a road, between a property boundary and road, such as erecting scaffolding, building maintenance or painting
  • safety reasons (when working on a roof, something may fall).

This permit may also apply to construction, works on roads, a worksite or road permit.

How to apply

  1. Download Roads - Application to undertake work within the road reserve (PDF for print).
  2. Complete it fully.
  3. Attach any requested documentation and then either:

Utility authority or its contractor only

  1. Download Roads - Application for utilities to undertake work within the road reserve (PDF for print).
  2. Complete it fully.
  3. Attach any requested documentation and send to traffic@tr.qld.gov.au

Lodge your application at least 20 working days prior to commencement to allow for processing, notifications and document updates. The application process will not begin until a properly made application and payment has been submitted.

If you have any questions regarding this application process, please contact the Transport and Drainage Planning branch via our customer service centre on 131 872.

Applications to undertake work within the road reserve fall under Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2020 & Subordinate Local Law No. 1.15 (Carrying Out Works on a Road or Interfering with a Road or its Operation) 2020