Traffic Management Essex & Hertfordshire

We operate comprehensive Traffic Management solutions across the Essex & Hertfordshire regional area..


Our Traffic Management Services in Essex and Hertfordshire

Our business offers an unrivalled first class traffic management, event traffic management, and pedestrian management services across the areas of Essex and Hertfordshire.

You can trust us to stay  compliant with all the up to date local and national regulations and legal requirements throughout each stage of your project. We have excelled in delivering major traffic management solutions for utilities and projects for over a decade. We have built up a great reputation with local councils and highways agencies and they have come to recognise that we deliver safe, precise and effective traffic management, pedestrian management or event management systems.

Our safety standard is well recognised within our the traffic management industry with us being fully SSIP accredited under Alcumus Safecontractor. We are an ISO45001, Constructionline Gold Standard & Achilles B2 accredited business and pride ourselves on getting not only our workers but our clients workforce and members of public home safely every day.

As a business we have invested in the latest traffic lights and signs equipment because reliability and trust are extremely important to us. We appreciate downtime costs money so we ensure all of our kit is serviced, tested and in peak condition before going on hire.

Events Management in Norfolk and Suffolk

We pride ourselves in combining a safety first mentality with cost effective methods to create a perfect solution for your scheme. This is one of the many reasons that our growth has been natural with us growing as our clients grow. We believe a sustainable growth centered around the growth of our clients to be the best way to ensure we continue to offer the high levels of service we have made our name for.

We have the experience and processes in place to be able to react to both planned and emergency works in a timely manor and have existing contracts in place supporting major utilities companies operating in the Electrical, Gas, Water, Resurfacing, Telecommunications and Arboriculture sector to name just a few.

Choose TMO Highways for professional traffic management services in Essex and Hertfordshire that prioritise safety, efficiency, and client satisfaction! Contact us today to discuss your works and discover how we can pay a key role in your success!

Traffic Management Solutions in Essex & Hertfordshire - TMO Highways

Areas we work in within Essex and Hertfordshire

We provide traffic management, event management and pedestrian management solutions in but not limited to, the following towns and cities in the area with one of our Depots being based in Witham :

  • Abbots Langley
  • Basildon
  • Bishops Storford
  • Braintree
  • Brentwood
  • Clacton On Sea
  • Chelmsford
  • Colchester
  • Harlow
  • Harwich
  • Hatfield
  • Hertford
  • Hitchin
  • Hoddesdon
  • Maldon
  • Potters Bar
  • Saffron Walden
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Witham

TMO Highways was established in 2014 and now is home to a wealth of experience and a commitment to professionalism. TMO Highways stands out as a leading figutre in the field of traffic management, pedestrian management and event management. Our diverse team has over 100 combined years of experience within the industry, and we take great pride in ensuring that your projects benefit from the expertise gained from delivering over 60,000 successful sites. Backed by this experience, we have navigated through diverse traffic management challenges be it COVID-19, new legislation or simply honing our skills we have remained as an employer of choice and a trusted TM provider. Our team members are not just experts in theory; they bring a practical understanding of the intricacies involved in pedestrian management, traffic management and event management with us overseeing some extremely high profile projects in all areas of the UK.

At TMO Highways, professionalism is not just a buzz word; it’s embedded in all our staff and is what we base our recruitment on. From the initial stages of your works through to the execution of meticulously crafted traffic management plans, our teams have the knowledge and understand to deliver every aspect of our work with the utmost professionalism. We understand that each road is unique and with each road comes separate challenges, however we approach each job with a solution-oriented mindset to ensure we our clients goals whilst playing a part in working to their values and core beliefs also.

TMO Highways are Traffic Management specialists in Essex and Hertfordshire.

We cover all of the main towns in the region – Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon, Brentwood, Basildon, Harlow, Bishops Stortford, Hoddesdon, Hertford, St Albans and many more…

Some examples of different Traffic Management methods we can offer include;

  • Traffic Lights – Ranging from simple 2 way traffic signals to complex multiphase layouts. We have successfully installed thousands of traffic light setups over the years.
  • Lane Closures – Whether it be working on urban lanes within city centres, high speed dual-carriageways or motorways we have the experience and staff to cover all scenarios.
  • Letter Drops & Advance Warnings – Timely and thorough communication of your upcoming works can keep complaints and frustrations to a minimum. We provide detailed letterdrops, hand delivered to impacted residents and businesses as well as the placement of advance warning signs on your behalf.
  • Road Closures – Another staple part of our business, we have surveyed, planned and delivered over 20,000 road closures in the past decade. We take the stress out of trying to organise such a large scale operation and can even undertake the application process for yourselves.
  • Pedestrian Management – More prevalent than ever before, we ensure that pedestrians are safely navigated through and around your works just as safely as road users.
  • VMS Signs (Variable Message Signs) – These bright and bold signs show messages with LED technology to get the message across where road signs may be missed.
  • Bespoke Signage – We have an in-house fully integrated Signlab. We can promptly make  custom worded signs that are needed for any project to help motorists understand where works are taking place and how to safely navigate them.
  • Priority Setups – Simple and effective an efficient type of traffic management for smaller jobs.
  • Swept Path Analysis – We offer a full service that includes TM plans and swept path drawings to show councils that HGV’s, LGV’s and Busses can safely make turns past your works.
  • Footpath / Footways Closures – Much like road closures we are experienced in safely diverting foot traffic via signed diversions, enabling you to block the pavement whilst you undertake your works.
  • Stop Go – We offer both manned or remote operated Stop Go boards dependant on the size of your works.
  • Traffic Management plans – for most larger TM solutions local councils will want to see professionally produced CAD plans showing location of traffic management and your works area.  Our dedicated team can help.
  • Event Management – More and more events are enlisting our services to assist with the smooth running. We have experience in marathons, fireworks displays, car shows, triathlons, cycle events, you name it – we can help.


Our traffic management operations in the Essex and Hertfordshire area have delivered numerous critical traffic management programmes for key infrastructure projects for local and national clients. We are trusted to deliver safe, precise and high quality services to the highest of standards. We can assist our clients in meeting their core values whether this be in Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental, Added Social Value or a combination of them all. We go beyond just setting up traffic lights and cones.
Ben Green, Director
By using TMO Highways and our effective traffic management together we can  achieve positive outcomes. Together we can contribute to the overall safety, efficiency, and functionality of the road networks impacted by your works and ensure your projects throughout the Essex and Hertfordshire regions go smoothly and without holdup.  By using TMO you will be enlisting not only our operatives and equipment but  our focus in relation to;


1. Improved Works Safety:

  • Reduction in Accidents: Well-managed traffic systems minimize the risk of accidents and collisions.
  • Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian crossings, clear signage, and designated walkways contribute to safer environments.


2. Smooth Flow of Traffic:  

  • Reduced Congestion: Efficient traffic management alleviates congestion and ensures a smoother flow of vehicles.
  • Minimised Delays: Intelligent signal control and effective lane management reduce travel time delays.


3. Emergency Preparedness :

  • Quicker Response Times: Managed traffic allows for faster emergency response times in case of accidents or incidents.
  • Clear Routes: Emergency services can navigate through traffic more effectively with well-coordinated management.


4. Scheme & Phase Planning:

  • Minimised Disruption: Temporary lane closures and road diversions are strategically planned to minimize disruption during construction or events.
  • Improved Access: Efficient traffic management plans ensure attendees or construction crews can access sites with minimal hassle.


5.  Ensuring Satisfaction:

  • Positive Experience: Well-managed traffic contributes to a positive experience for drivers, pedestrians, and event attendees.
  • Enhanced Reputation: Businesses and event organizers gain a positive reputation for considering the impact on the local community.


6. Environmental Considerations & Responsibilities:

  • Reduced Emissions: Smoother traffic flow results in reduced idling and lower emissions, contributing to environmental sustainability.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Improved traffic flow often leads to fuel efficiency for commuters.


7. Legal Compliance:

  • Legislation Knowledge: Adherence to traffic management regulations ensures businesses and construction projects comply with local laws.
  • Avoidance of Fines: Proper traffic management helps avoid fines associated with violations of traffic and safety regulations.


8. Pedestrian and Cyclists Well-being:

  • Safe Crossings: Designated pedestrian crossings and cyclist lanes enhance safety for non-motorized road users.
  • Accessibility: Well-planned traffic management ensures safe access for pedestrians and cyclists during construction or events.


9. Community Impacts:

  • Community Engagement: Proactive communication and consultation with the local community’s help to build positive relations. TMO Highways have excellent working relationships with all forms of local authority in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas.
  • Mitigation of Complaints: Effective traffic management plans can address and mitigate community concerns related to construction or events.


Overall, a well designed and cost effective traffic management solution positively impacts various aspects of daily life, infrastructure development, and event organization, creating safer, more efficient, and more pleasant environments for everyone involved.

Our Industry Accreditations

National Highways Sector Schemes

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ConstructionLine Gold

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BSI ISO 9001, 14001, 45001

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Alcumus SafeContractor

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Achilles UBVD

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Acclaim SSIP

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