Under the Act, they must make sure road networks are managed effectively to minimise congestion and disruption to vehicles and pedestrians. They must also plan and coordinate roadworks, taking into consideration the impact on neighbouring traffic authorities.

It is TfL's responsibility to facilitate cooperation between all of London's traffic authorities and utilities so as to improve conditions for all road users.

London Permit Scheme

TfL and many of the London boroughs are members of the London Permit Scheme.

Under the Scheme, utility companies and other works promoters are required to get permission from the relevant Highway Authority to dig up their roads.This allows Authorities to determine the best time for the works to be carried out, when there is the least disruption to traffic.

Authorities can also set conditions on the way the works are carried out.


We proactively work with utility companies, London boroughs and other stakeholders to seek early work plans and to coordinate all works activities. We also prosecute organisations for non-compliance of Permit conditions.

Lane Rental

The TfL Lane Rental Scheme (TLRS) was introduced in June 2012. It applies to the most traffic-sensitive locations and the most traffic-sensitive times of day, and covers 56% of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN).

The scheme is in place to incentivise behaviour change and minimise highway occupation, by applying a daily charge. Find out more about the Scheme.


This business information system provides traffic planners and works promoters with details of all planned and current roadworks, and any other events which might disrupt traffic.

Interactive maps are available that show road and street works activities.