Double red lines painted on the road

Red routes

Red Routes are double red lines and are placed on busy main roads. They are designed to stop drivers from parking dangerously on the road and verges and prohibit any stopping, loading or unloading, and boarding or alighting from a vehicle along that route.

The red route comprises the whole width of public highway, from building line to building line, which in most cases includes footways, verges and crossovers.

Red routes are used strategically, to deal with traffic problems on a whole-route basis for example the roads around East Midlands Airport.

Red Routes aren’t intended to deal with issues on relatively short lengths of road such as areas outside schools.

Red Routes can also be enforced through the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV).



All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are a legal requirement for some traffic schemes. They are required whenever the use of a road is being restricted or prohibited (for example parking restrictions, banned turns or road closures).

As part of the TRO process, a public consultation takes place. The traffic scheme may be revised if any comments or objections are received.
All parking restrictions will require a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with a minimum cost of £7,500. They are also subject to a public consultation prior to being installed.

For further reading see Leicestershire County Council traffic management consultations