Traffic Management

Many events require Traffic Management systems to be installed to ensure that key points on the highway are effectively managed to reduce the impact on the increased volumes of traffic related to your event.

Our core traffic control services extend beyond the events world to include retail parks, utility & road works and building developments.


Transport planning is an integral part of overall traffic management for an event and robust, integrated transport and traffic plans are critical to success.

Transport planning extends CTM’s portfolio of services to include;

– Design, build and operation of transport hubs.
– Coach/bus scheduling and parking.
– Taxi rank provision.
– Co-ordination of Park ‘n’ Ride as well as Rail ‘n’ Ride services.
– Public Transport Services Liaison.

CTM has extensive experience of designing and delivering integrated transport and traffic plans, enabling us to provide our clients with innovative solutions to their traffic and transport requirements.


CTM can offer Design, Build and Operate (DBO) for temporary facilities (transport hubs, park/rail & ride etc); including restoring the site to its original condition, or it can operate existing facilities once these have been assessed to ensure they meet the requirements for the event in question. CTM will liaise with all stakeholders and project manage the entire process, from sourcing infrastructure via its network of suppliers to site breakdown and restoration to its former condition.


CTM is always aware of the needs of the local community before, during and after an event, so we always take care to design and implement Traffic Management systems to minimise the impact to local residents, local businesses and those bypassing the event. Typically, this will include maintaining the flow of traffic on key routes around the venue and implementing road closures to protect local parking. Where necessary, in liaison with the event organisers, road closures can be manned, with local residents being issued with access permits.

Clear communication plans are always put in place for those likely to be affected, especially for unavoidable measures required for safety reasons (e.g. a road closure for a marathon route) that may have a significant impact.

Event Signage

Clear event directional signage is essential to ensuring all traffic groups are effectively managed.

  • Those attending the venue – with directions to an appropriate entrance (VIP, member of the public, staff/crew, artists)
  • Those leaving the venue – to make their journey onto the main roads away from the event site as quick and hassle-free as possible
  • Members of the local community – to minimise the impact of event traffic on their day-to-day activities
  • Vehicles passing through – to bypass roads at risk of congestion owing to event traffic

Our service includes consultation with stakeholders, preparation and production of plans & schedules and submission of the necessary applications (e.g. for road closures) to the relevant authorities on your behalf.

All signage is installed and removed by our qualified operatives.


CTM design, manufacture, install and remove bespoke directional signage and standard Chapter 8 temporary road signage for use at events/venues, road works and developments.


CTM can provide variable message signs (VMS). VMS provide a flexible alternative to static signs and can be controlled remotely, allowing a more proactive, adaptable approach to directing traffic where the use of traffic personnel is inappropriate.

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