Survey and design

Survey and design

At Road Traffic Solutions we offer surveying and design independently, as well part of our industry leading traffic management services.

Road Traffic Solutions offer surveying and design as an integrated or independent service. With our highly trained and experienced site surveyors, situated in key geographical locations, we are able to react quickly and effectively to our clients’ requests for site surveying.

Our survey and design teams work on over 10,000 sites a year, designing complex sites and schemes for hundreds of miles in length. It’s important to our customers, even where we are not offering an integrated whole traffic management or event management solution, that we are able to offer surveying and design as a separate, independent service.

A significant number of clients use this service, as the accuracy of our survey and design allows our clients’ internal operational teams to install fully compliant sites. We are pleased to offer this service and help to alleviate the burden from our clients who are often looking after far greater, logistical and deployment solutions.


We recognise that it’s crucial to get things right first time, so our surveying service is often offered free of charge.

Our surveys will often start from a desktop to get the minimum site information required. For more complex or lengthy sites, our surveyors will attend site to get every detail so that our designers have all of the information required to ensure full compliance with Chapter 8.

For larger projects, such as major infrastructure projects or in particularly high profile areas, our surveyors will meet on site with our clients and stakeholders to ensure that no stone is left unturned in providing a plan that works for the whole project.

Desktop survey

Our office based surveyors review the site through the use of Google Earth and Maps and other available software. This, combined with an often exceptional knowledge of the UK and major cities, allows the design team to then assess the most appropriate solution for the site to operate compliantly and with minimal disruption to traffic, pedestrians, residents and businesses.

Site survey

On site, our experienced and well trained surveyors are able to obtain all of the details regarding the project. Our surveyors will discuss all possibilities with clients and any stakeholders to ensure that the needs of all parties and the general public are met safely.

This often assists in getting the plans approved quickly for our clients.

Client survey

Finally, where our client has already gone to the extent of producing their own survey, our design team can use this information and design the traffic management direct from the clients survey.

Whilst industry surveys differ somewhat from one to another, our design team’s experience across all sectors allows them to understand what the surveys mean and design accordingly.


We understand how important it is that this our quote is highly accurate and efficient in its delivery.

Using one of our surveying techniques, we assess our clients’ requirements and offer our expert advice on the traffic management service(s) required based on the information available. Typically, quotes can be completed and returned within a couple of hours.

Where more detailed requirements are in order, or a number of permissions are required, our team make sure the information being provided is highly accurate and that it is the most efficient way of getting the job done. To assist in speeding up this process, REPS is fully loaded, and constantly updated, with every UK local authorities highway permit list and prices, allowing us to turn a high volume of quotes around very quickly.

Our quotes are clear, understandable and straight forward. Produced on our bespoke REPS system, all quotes are e-mailed to our clients and can be viewed on our online portal.

We understand how sensitive price is in today’s market and so it is important for us to keep our clients’ costs down, and quote as accurately as possible first time, wherever possible.


We pride ourselves on producing quick, compliant and easy-to-read Traffic Management Plans that our customers can rely on. In 2023, we supplied Traffic Management and Event Management Plans for over 10,000 different projects and over 16,000 in total! Even with the huge number of CAD plans produced, over 98% were supplied with no required amendments first time!

We take every precaution to ensure that plans are compliant, easy to understand and use, with clear and concise signage so nothing is lost in translation.

Our team of designers are often dedicated to specific clients. This helps them gain knowledge of how each customer plans their works, and culminates in the building of strong and trusting relationships. This, in turn, creates efficiencies within our team and our clients so that most plans can be turned around within 2 working days.

Our CAD drawers work closely with our Head of Compliance, ensuring any updates to the standards are communicated and deployed in a standardised way. We invest significantly in our drawing team and constantly review our performance against the standards, guaranteeing quality every time.

Our team produce scale and non-scale plans, all of which are easy to follow, and drawn to the relevant Chapter 8 standards using the latest CAD software available.

Swept path analysis

Overlayed onto the site plans, a Swept Path analysis shows clearly the larger vehicles on site making their journey through often tight turns.

It accounts for the vehicles’ sizes and shapes to ensure roads and passageways are suitable BEFORE the vehicles reach site. This is extremely useful for cranes and articulated vehicles.

We are able to produce swept path analysis plans swiftly and have done so for some of the largest construction projects in the UK.