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The Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation


    1. Construction of roads

      1. 3.Construction of new roads

      2. 4.Construction of bridges and tunnels in relation to navigable waters

      3. 5.Diversion of navigable watercourses

      4. 6.Extinguishment of certain public rights over navigable waters and foreshore

      5. 7.Power to conduct experiments

    2. Maintenance of roads

      1. 8.Duty to maintain roads

      2. 9.Treatment of roads affected by snow and ice

      3. 10.Duty to remove snow, soil, etc. which has fallen on a road

      4. 11.Extraordinary traffic

      5. 12.Road bridges over railways

    3. Classification of roads

      1. 13.Classification of roads

      2. 14.Trunk roads


    1. Designation of special roads and classification of traffic

      1. 15.Designation of special roads

      2. 16.Classification of traffic for purposes of special roads

    2. Restrictions applying to special roads

      1. 17.Restriction on laying of mains, etc. in special roads

      2. 18.Restriction of access, etc. in connection with special roads

      3. 19.Compensation where rights of access stopped-up or restricted under Article 18

      4. 20.Restrictions on use of special roads

      5. 21.Prohibition and control of advertising, etc. on or near special roads

    3. Service areas for special roads

      1. 22.Provision of service areas for users of special roads

    4. Concession agreements relating to special roads

      1. 23.Concession agreements

      2. 24.Exercise of road functions by concessionaire

      3. 25.Provisions as to traffic regulation

      4. 26.Leasing of land to concessionaire

      5. 27.Transfer or termination of concession

    5. Toll orders

      1. 28.Toll orders

      2. 29.The toll period

      3. 30.Amount of tolls chargeable by concessionaire

      4. 31.Amount of tolls chargeable by Department

      5. 32.Application of statutory provisions relating to monopolies, etc.

      6. 33.Variation or revocation of toll order

      7. 34.Extension toll orders

    6. Further provisions with respect to tolls

      1. 35.Further provisions as to charging of tolls

      2. 36.Collection of tolls

      3. 37.Refusal or failure to pay tolls

      4. 38.Facilities for collection of tolls

      5. 39.Restriction of access to toll roads

      6. 40.Annual report

    7. Supplementary

      1. 41.Powers under this Part to be cumulative

      2. 42.Interpretation of Part III


    1. Improvement of roads

      1. 43.General power of improvement

      2. 44.Street lighting

      3. 45.Drainage of roads

      4. 46.Obstruction of, interference with, or discharge of material into, a road drain, etc.

      5. 47.Filling in of roadside ditches

    2. Safety of roads

      1. 48.Removal of fallen structures, trees, etc.

      2. 49.Prevention of obstruction to view, etc.

      3. 50.Removal of potentially dangerous trees and hedges

      4. 51.Dangerous land adjoining roads

      5. 52.Prevention of solid matter being washed on to roads

      6. 53.Prevention of water falling or flowing on to roads

      7. 54.Removal of barbed wire

      8. 55.Removal of projections from buildings

      9. 56.Doors, etc. opening onto road

      10. 57.Retaining walls

      11. 58.Notices under Articles 50 to 57 and appeals

      12. 59.Removal of nuisances

      13. 60.Damage caused to road by excavations, etc. on adjoining land

    3. Miscellaneous powers of Department as to structures, works etc. in or under road

      1. 61.Placing of structures in a road

      2. 62.Trading kiosks

      3. 63.Cattle-grids

      4. 64.Shelters, rails, barriers, etc.

      5. 65.Road humps and other traffic calming works

    4. Power of district council to erect shelters and toilets on or under road

      1. 66.Erection of shelters and toilets by district council


    1. 67.Environmental assessment of certain road projects


    1. 68.Abandonment and stopping-up of roads

    2. 69.Stopping-up of private accesses


    1. Structures, works, etc. on, in, under, over or near a road

      1. 70.General duty to consult Department concerning exercise of statutory power to erect structure on, in or under road

      2. 71.Erection of a structure on road

      3. 72.Erection of scaffolding, hoardings, etc. on a road

      4. 73.Placing of rails, beams, cables, arches, etc. over a road

      5. 74.Festive lighting on roads

      6. 75.Restriction on construction of buildings over road

      7. 76.Restriction on construction of bridges over road

      8. 77.Restriction on construction of cellars, etc. under road

      9. 78.Excavations in a road

      10. 79.Placing of apparatus in or under a road

      11. 80.Construction of permitted means of access to a road

      12. 81.Provision of milk tanker facility on or near road

      13. 82.Excavations near a road

      14. 83.Alteration of wall, fence or drain at side of road

      15. 84.Provisions supplementary to preceding provisions of this Part

    2. Other interference with roads

      1. 85.Causing damage to roads

      2. 86.Vehicle-crossings over footways and verges

      3. 87.Advertisements, pictures, signs, etc.

      4. 88.Obstruction of roads

      5. 89.Lighting fires or discharging fireworks near a road

      6. 90.Pitching stalls or offering things for sale on a road

      7. 91.Encamping on a road

      8. 92.Playing games on a road

      9. 93.Animals on a road

      10. 94.Depositing of things on roads

      11. 95.Matter spilling or flowing onto roads from vehicles or adjoining land

      12. 96.Control of builders' skips

      13. 97.Removal of builders' skips


    1. 98.Interpretation of this Part

    2. 99.Provision of road ferry services by, or on behalf of, the Department

    3. 100.Road ferry services provided otherwise than by, or on behalf of, the Department

    4. 101.Charges for road ferry services

    5. 102.Byelaws in connection with road ferry services

    6. 103.Duty to provide timetable for, and notify disruption of, road ferry service

    7. 104.Use of road ferry undertaking for other purposes

    8. 105.Power of Department to carry out works

    9. 106.Application of 1847 Act to certain ferry landing places

    10. 107.Functions of Department in relation to certain ferry landing places and surrounding limits

    11. 108.Power to dredge

    12. 109.Repeal of local enactment and transitional provisions


    1. Acquisition of land

      1. 110.Acquisition of land for purposes of functions under this Order

      2. 111.Acquisition of land for resettlement of undertakings

      3. 112.Acquisition of land for mitigation of adverse effect of road construction or improvement

      4. 113.Vesting orders

      5. 114.Appropriation or disposal of land acquired under this Part

    2. Development of land

      1. 115.Development of land for resettlement of undertakings

      2. 116.Execution of works in connection with roads

      3. 117.Agreements as to use of land near roads

    3. Miscellaneous powers

      1. 118.Power to obtain information as to ownership of land

      2. 119.Power to enter on land

      3. 120.Power to enter land for construction of temporary works


    1. Financial provisions

      1. 121.Expenses of Department

      2. 122.Execution of works by Department at expense of another

      3. 123.Recovery of certain expenses by Department

      4. 124.Repayment of charges, rates and tolls

      5. 125.Power to pay expenses of persons moving temporarily during works for construction or improvement of road

      6. 126.Loans to certain undertakings affected by acquisition of land

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 127.Duty to have regard to needs of disabled and blind in executing works, etc.

      2. 128.Consultation with district councils

      3. 129.Obligation to give information as to identity

      4. 130.Inquiries

      5. 131.Arbitration

      6. 132.Prospective exercise of road traffic regulation powers

    3. Supplementary

      1. 133.Orders and regulations

      2. 134.Saving provisions, consequential amendments, repeals and revocations

  12. Signature


    1. Schedule 1

      — Classes of traffic for purposes of special roads.

    2. Schedule 2

      — Supplementary provisions as to termination of concession.

    3. Schedule 3

      — Procedure in connection with toll orders.

    4. Schedule 4

      — Prevention of obstruction to view, etc.

    5. Schedule 5

      — Procedure for making orders under Article 69(1).

    6. Schedule 6

      — Tidal works.

    7. Schedule 7

      — Modifications of Schedule 6 to the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 for the purposes of Article 113(2).

    8. Schedule 8

      — Procedure for making orders under Articles 4(1), 5(1), 6, 14(1), 15(1), 18(1) and 68(1).

    9. Schedule 9

      — Saving provisions.

    10. Schedule 10

      — Amendments.

    11. Schedule 11

      — Repeals.

  14. Explanatory Note

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