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Traffic signals


Permanent traffic signals

All permanent traffic signals in Tyne & Wear are managed by Newcastle City Council’s Highways and Traffic Signals Service. They provide a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year maintenance service (although only major faults will be actioned outside normal working hours).

For more information on traffic signals, including how to report a fault, please visit the Traffic Signals Page on Newcastle City Council’s website.

Temporary traffic controls

It is often necessary to use temporary controls to manage traffic and improve safety at road works. These may range from Stop/Go boards for simple works to temporary traffic signals for more significant ones. Contractors wanting to use any form of  temporary traffic control on our highway network must obtain our permission in advance.

We follow a national framework for these applications and our application form and associated guidance can be obtained by clicking the links below.

Whilst we do not currently charge for most temporary signals applications, there may be a charge where officers need to make site visits or where we need to update the national noticing system on your behalf.



Contact us

Traffic Planning Section 
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Tel: 0191 433 3092