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Construction site: grant - of traffic construction site orders

jobs that have an impact on road transport, such as

  • Excavations in the street space
  • Road
  • Working in the side room
  • Installation of a scaffolding

must be secured.

Before the start of the work, the contractor (on presentation of a road sign plan) must obtain instructions from the competent authority on how to close and mark the place of work and how to restrict, regulate and manage traffic.

Process flow

The contractor must already check at the planning stage of the workplace, in the light of the specific local situation, which traffic safety measures are necessary and appropriate. A written request for the order of the road safety measures must then be submitted to the transport authority.

The transport authority examines the application and the documents submitted and consults the bodies to be involved (police and road construction authority). Where appropriate, a site visit will be carried out with all interested parties in order to coordinate the necessary measures on the spot. The necessary measures are then ordered by the transport authority to the contractor who is to carry out those measures.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and the independent municipality.

For municipal roads, responsibility can be transferred to the respective municipality, velvet municipality and city.

If the approval authority is located within Lower Saxony, the Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport (NLStBV) will be the road load carrier for the

  • Federal highways,
  • federal and state roads as well as
  • the county roads in the technical administration of the country (especially with regard to construction sites and bridge constructions)

heard by the competent authority.


Which traffic law measures are necessary to secure the workplace must always be examined on a case-by-case basis. The contractor and the transport authority have at their disposal the guidelines for securing road work (RSA) as well as control plans for all possible safety measures.

Which documents are required?

  • written request,
  • Traffic sign plan (either RSA's rules plan or individual; RSA is the abbreviation for "Guidelines for securing jobs on roads")
  • possibly diversion plan

What are the fees?

Fee: 10,20 - 767,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

Application Deadline: 2 Weeks
The application must be submitted in good time at least two weeks before the start of construction work.

What else should I know?

Site information for Lower Saxony can be consulted on the Internet on the pages of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Construction and Urban Development and the Traffic Management Centre.

Information is also provided by the transport authorities of the municipalities as well as the road and motorway authorities of the Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport.


Text reviewed by the AG Municipal Editorial Board


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Dirk Lange
Telephone: 05931 44-1148
B 148
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Applications / Forms

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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