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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Provisions for safety of pedestrians, etc.N.I.

58.—(1) The Department may erect and maintain on or near any public road rails and other barriers for—

(a)protecting pedestrians from traffic passing along the road, or

(b)preventing pedestrians from crossing the road at particular places.

(2) For the purpose of rendering the crossing of any public road less dangerous to pedestrians or for the purpose of facilitating the movement of, or protecting from danger, traffic passing along any such road, the Department may—

(a)erect, light and maintain raised islands or places of refuge on the road, or

(b)construct, light, maintain and temporarily close subways under, or footbridges over, the road for the use of pedestrians.

(3) Where a road is maintainable by a person other than the Department, the Department may, if that person so consents, erect and maintain on or near that road rails and other barriers as mentioned in paragraph (1).

(4) The Department may alter, remove or close anything erected or constructed under this Article.

(5) The Department shall pay compensation in respect of any damage done in the exercise of its functions under paragraph (3).

(6) Any question of disputed compensation shall be referred to and determined by the Lands Tribunal.

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