Set Up Traffic Detail

Before construction, excavation or any other action which would hinder free passage of vehicles on any street or right-of-way in the City, a permit must be issued by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.

Application must be made no less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of work, weekends and holidays excluded.

Effective 7/1/2013, all applications must be accompanied by a $25.00 application fee. Please make checks payable to the City of Portsmouth.

Permit applications are available here.

MUTCD Typicals to submit with your Flagging Application

Traffic control jobs that require a person to direct traffic on the following streets will be required to use Portsmouth Police Officer(s):

  • Borthwick Ave
  • Grafton Drive
  • Greenland Road
  • Interstate Route 95 (if not covered by the N.H. State Police)
  • Islington Street
  • Lafayette Road
  • New Hampshire Ave
  • International Drive
  • Ocean Road
  • Pease Blvd.
  • Woodbury Ave
  • Market Street from Woodbury Ave to Deer Street
  • Maplewood Ave
  • Middle Street
  • Downtown compact street area between Court Street, Deer Street, Maplewood Avenue and the Piscataqua River boundary.