Temporary Road Closure

A Temporary Road Closure is the temporary restriction of vehicular access to a road.

Roads may be closed temporarily for a number of reasons, including;

Many Councils have Temporary Road Closure Policies.

Victorian Local Government Act 1989

Clause 10 of Schedule 11 of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 gives Councils the power to place obstructions or barriers on a road temporarily. It states that:

  • (1) A Council may block or restrict the passage or access of vehicles on a road by placing and maintaining any temporary barrier or other obstruction on the road—
    • (a) for as long as is necessary to prevent any injury to any person or damage to any property (including damage to the road itself); or
    • (b) for as long as is necessary for a procession, public ceremony or function; or
    • (c) for a genuine traffic diversion experiment.
  • (2) A Council must not exercise the power given to it under subclause (1)(c) unless it has considered a report from the Roads Corporation concerning the exercise of the power.
  • (3) This clause does not apply to a freeway or an arterial road within the meaning of the Road Management Act 2004 , unless the Council has the consent of the Roads Corporation.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Queensland Traffic & Travel Information
  2. City of Whittlesea Event Road Closure Page
  3. VicTraffic
  4. Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987 - SECT 201M (Austlii)
  5. Google Search
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