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Forth Crossing Act 2011

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14Stopping up of roads

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(1)Ministers may, when carrying out the Forth Crossing works, stop up each road identified in schedule 7.

(2)A road identified in Part 2 of schedule 7 must not be stopped up unless—

(a)the substitute for the road identified in column (5) of Part 2 of schedule 7 has been completed and is available for use, or

(b)a temporary alternative road is provided and is available for use.

(3)Ministers may, without making any payment, appropriate and use for the purposes of the Forth Crossing works so much of a stopped up road as is bounded on both sides by land within the limits of deviation.

(4)Ministers must, before stopping up any road, take such steps as they consider reasonable to bring the closure date, and any alternative road, to the attention of the public.

(5)Where Ministers open a substitute road identified in column (5) of Part 2 of schedule 7, they must—

(a)notify the local authority for each area through which the road runs, and

(b)take such steps as they consider reasonable to bring the opening, and the date from which it takes effect, to the attention of the public.

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