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Control of Traffic (Belfast) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1997 No. 201

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

Control of Traffic (Belfast) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

Made

2nd April 1997

Coming into operation

19th May 1997

WHEREAS the Department of the Environment has published a notice in compliance with Article 23(1) and (2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1);

AND WHEREAS no objection or representation has been received;

NOW THEREFORE the Department, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 21(1) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Control of Traffic (Belfast) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 19th May 1997.

(2) In this Order, “central reservation” means the raised islands between the carriageways of East Bridge Street, Belfast, which separate the carriageway which is to be used by traffic moving in one direction from the carriageway which is to be used by traffic moving in the other direction.

Prohibition of U-turns

2.  Subject to Article 4, a person shall not cause or permit a vehicle proceeding on the roads specified in column 1 of the Schedule in the direction specified in column 2 to make a U-turn at the locations specified in column 3.

Prohibition of right-hand turn

3.  Subject to Article 4, a person shall not cause or permit a vehicle proceeding in an easterly direction along East Bridge Street, Belfast, to make a right-hand turn through the gap in the central reservation situated between a point approximately 129 metres east of its junction with Stewart Street and a point approximately 132.5 metres east of that junction.

Exemptions

4.  Articles 2 and 3 shall not apply to—

(a)vehicles being used for fire brigade, ambulance, police or military purposes; or

(b)a vehicle, the driver of which is acting upon the direction or with the permission of a constable in uniform or of a traffic warden.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

J. Carlisle

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1997.

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Column 1Column 2Column 3
All in the City of Belfast:
1. Albert BridgeEasterly and westerlyFor its entire length
2. Albertbridge RoadEasterly and westerlyFrom its junction with Albert Bridge to a point approximately 68 metres east of that junction
3. East Bridge StreetEasterlyFrom its junction with Stewart Street to a point approximately 10 metres east of that junction
4. East Bridge StreetEasterly andFrom a point approximately 70 metres
westerlywest of its junction with Laganbank Road to a point approximately 107 metres west of that junction
5. East Bridge StreetWesterlyFrom a point approximately 10 metres
east of its junction with Stewart Street to its junction with Oxford Street
6. East Bridge StreetWesterlyThrough the gap in the central reservation which exists from a point approximately 129 metres east of its junction with Stewart Street to a point approximately 132.5 metres east of that junction

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order prohibits vehicles proceeding along East Bridge Street, Belfast, in an easterly direction from making a right-hand turn through the gap in the central reservation situated between a point approximately 129 metres east of its junction with Stewart Street and a point approximately 132.5 metres east of that junction.

The Order also prohibits vehicles from making a U-turn when proceeding along Albert Bridge, along part of Albertbridge Road, and at various locations along part of East Bridge Street.

Any person who acts in contravention of the Order shall be guilty of an offence under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (£1,000).

Traffic signs indicating the effect of the Order will in due course be erected on the roads.

(1)

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department”

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