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(1)Ministers may designate any road or proposed road identified in schedule 3 (or any part of such a road) as a special road for the use by traffic falling within such classes set out in Schedule 3 to the 1984 Act as are specified in column (4) of schedule 3.
(a)give notice of a designation (and of the date from which it takes effect) to—
(i)the local authority for each area through which the road runs, and
(ii)the navigation authority for any water which the road crosses, and
(b)take such steps as they consider reasonable to bring the designation, and the date from which it takes effect, to the attention of the public.
(3)Ministers are to be treated for the purposes of the 1984 Act and all other enactments as having been authorised by a scheme under section 7 of the 1984 Act to provide a special road designated under this section (and are accordingly to be the “special roads authority” in relation to that road).
(4)This section is, for the purposes of section 145 of the 1984 Act, to be treated as a scheme made under section 7 of the 1984 Act (and section 145 of the 1984 Act accordingly operates, with necessary modifications, to allow the repeal or other modification of this section).
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