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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 signals

It is sometimes necessary to use temporary traffic signals to control traffic and improve safety at road works. Contractors wanting to use temporary traffic signals 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.

Please note that whilst we do not currently charge for most temporary signals applications, this is currently under review.



Contact us

Traffic Planning Section 
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

Tel: 0191 433 3092