Temporary Signage

Temporary traffic signs may be displayed for a limited time to guide traffic going to special events such as major sporting events, shows or other public gatherings that are expected to attract large volumes of traffic. Additionally, temporary signing may be used for new developments to guide the expected large quantity of deliveries via suitable routes. Consent for event signing would be subject to a formal application and compliance with our policy for temporary events signing.

Event Signing Policy
Temporary signs for events and new developments

Highway Directional Signage

Highway directional signage is provided at key decision points along a traveller’s journey. We follows a policy for the provision of such signs. The policy ensures that signing is clear, concise and consistent, delivering traveller’s to their chosen destination safely and efficiently.

Direction Signing Policy
Direction signing policy and guidance

Tourism Signage

The white on Brown tourism signs are primarily used to guide visitors to tourist destinations. A tourist destination is defined as a permanently established destination or facility which attracts or is used by visitors to an area and is open to the public without prior booking. Brown signs can be provided by the highway authority subject to approval of an application and compliance with Tourism signage policy, see link below. If successful the applicant would pay for the provision of theses signs.

Tourism Signing Policy
Provision of traffic signs to tourist destinations policy and guidance for applicants


Applications will only be accepted from approved signing contractors such as motoring organisations. The applicant must hold a current certificate demonstrating a competent knowledge of Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual and a minimum Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000. It is the applicants responsibility to determine the appropriate level of cover.

Signing schedules and location plans should be forwarded to us by email or in writing to:

Highways Management
Torbay Council
Town Hall
Castle Circus

  Download Tourism Signing Application