A H-bar road marking, also known as a Driveway Protection Marking, is an advisory road marking which is indicated by a solid white line with short bars on either end.

These road markings are designed to make other motorists aware that there is a driveway or dropped kerb that should not be obstructed.

Trafford Council can provide H-bars to highlight access to your driveway or dropped kerb for a charge of:

  • £65 for one driveway
  • £110 for two or more driveways

Trafford Council cannot install a double length H bar to service a single driveway or dropped kerb. The H bar will service the exact length of the driveway or dropped kerb.

H-bars are not enforceable, however markings have proven to be generally effective and are respected by most motorists.

How do I apply for a H-Bar?

Apply for a H-bar online

You can apply for a H-bar marking or an extension to an existing H-bar if you have a driveway or dropped kerb outside your home or business. You can also apply for a H-bar to service two or more driveways, which can include access to your own driveway and your neighbour’s driveway.

Once your application and payment has been received, work to install the H-bar will commence in 6-8 weeks.