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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Article 7(10)


1.  Where the Department imposes or proposes to impose restrictions or prohibitions under Article 7 on the use of any road, the Department shall comply with paragraph 2 unless it is satisfied that the restrictions or prohibitions are unlikely to remain in force for more than two weeks.

2.  The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in the area in which the road is situated, a notice specifying—

(a)the restrictions or prohibitions imposed or to be imposed on the use of the road;

(b)the period during which such restrictions or prohibitions are likely to be in force; and

(c)where appropriate, an alternative route or routes available for traffic.

3.  Where any restrictions or prohibitions imposed under Article 7 on the use of any road are to continue in force for a further period after the period specified in the notice under paragraph 2, the Department shall publish a further notice specifying that further period and that paragraph shall apply to that further notice as it applies to a notice under that paragraph.

4.  Where the Department publishes a notice under paragraph 2 specifying restrictions or prohibitions on the use of a road, the Department may, on those restrictions or prohibitions ceasing to be in force, publish a notice stating that the restrictions or prohibitions have ceased to be in force.

5.  Where, under Article 7(7), the Department directs that a provision is to be suspended or modified, the Department shall indicate in any notice published under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 the provisions affected by that direction and shall—

(a)in the case of a notice published under paragraph 2 or 3, state a place in the area where a copy of the direction may be inspected by any person free of charge at all reasonable hours during the period when the restrictions or prohibitions are in force; and

(b)in the case of a notice published under paragraph 4, state the date on which the suspension or modification of that provision is to cease to have effect.

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