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Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Act 2006

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3Power to alter the layout of roads

(1)The authorised undertaker may alter the layout of any road specified in columns (1) and (2) of schedule 2 in the manner specified in relation to that road in column (3) of that schedule.

(2)Without prejudice to the specific power conferred by subsection (1) but subject to subsection (3), the authorised undertaker may for the purpose of constructing, maintaining or using any authorised road tramway alter the layout of the road along which the tramway is laid; and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the authorised undertaker may—

(a)increase the width of the carriageway of the road by reducing the width of any kerb, footpath, footway, cycle track or verge within the road,

(b)alter the level or reduce the width of any such kerb, footpath, footway, cycle track or verge,

(c)reduce the width of the carriageway of the road by forming a reserved area in the road as a stopping place for trams or by carrying out other works for that purpose,

(d)carry out works to the carriageway of the road for the purpose of deterring or preventing vehicles other than trams from passing along the tramway,

(e)carry out works for the provision or alteration of parking places and bus lay-bys, and

(f)make and maintain crossovers, sidings or passing places.

(3)The powers in subsection (2) shall not be exercised without the consent of the roads authority, but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.

(4)The alteration of the layout of a road under this section shall be deemed to be a determination of the right of passage along that road under section 1(1) (Powers and duties of local roads authorities) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54).

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