Step 1: Check to see if bus services are impacted by your works
Before you make your permit application you need to check whether a bus route is impacted. You do this by viewing the Essex Bus Info Map using the map below or visiting www.essexbus.info/map.html.
Click on the bus stop nearest the position where the closure or works will take place - a pop up box appears. If you click the highlighted text you can see the bus route. If you click the icon you will see the operator name and timetable for the service.
If your works involve a road closure and impacts a bus service you will need to contact the Integrated Passenger Transport Unit (IPTU) in Essex County Council on the following email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to agree with them how bus services are managed during the closure. You will pay a fee as part of your permit fee to cover the cost of the management of the road closure.
If you can, contact IPTU in advance of submitting your road closure application. Discussions are in principle and subject to change as the permits team will need to assure the permit application as part of the formal process.
Any bus route diversion due to a planned road closure which is expected to last longer than 14 days requires a variation with Essex County Council and The Office of the Traffic Commissioner. This variation will need to be with the Local Authority 70 days ahead of the planned works, and the usual Local Authority Notification (LAN) period applies. It is therefore essential that IPTU are notified of any lengthy planned closures well in advance of a permit application being made.