Traffic management

Local traffic management issues are undertaken by East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) on behalf of Hampshire County Council (HCC).

With traffic volumes increasing each year we aim to make the best possible use of the existing road network using traffic management techniques.

These vary, depending on the location, but the following are the most commonly used:

Traffic Regulation Orders

We have the delegated powers from HCC to introduce Traffic Regulation Orders such as one-way roads, limited entry to selected areas, parking and loading restrictions.

When introducing a Traffic Regulation Order, we must by law, publish a notice advertising the effect of the proposals and invite objections. An order cannot be introduced until all objections have been satisfactorily resolved. Once an order has been brought into force, we are responsible for the enforcement and maintenance of any associated road signs and markings.

Encouraging alternatives to the private car

In conjunction with our partners, we are attempting to make environmental improvements by encouraging people to travel on other forms of transport such as buses and trains and by cycling or walking.