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21(1)Notwithstanding anything in section 46 of the M1Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, as incorporated with this Act, the appropriate authority shall not be liable to maintain the surface of any highway under or over which the scheduled works shall be constructed or the immediate approaches thereto.U.K.

(2)Except as provided in sub-paragraph (3) below, any new highway constructed by the Concessionaires or the Railways Board under this Act in substitution for an existing highway or part thereof shall, unless otherwise agreed between the Concessionaires or the Railways Board and the County Council, be maintained by and at the expense of the Concessionaires or the Railways Board for a period of twelve months from the date certified as the date on which it has been completed and is open for public use and, at the end of that period, shall be maintained by and at the expense of the County Council.

(3)The new bridleway between the points G1 and G2 shown on the deposited plans to be substituted for the part of the existing bridleway in the district of Shepway (parishes of Hythe and Newington) between those points shall, when completed, be maintained by and at the expense of the Concessionaires.

(4)Sections 116 and 117 of the M2Transport Act 1968 (responsibility for the maintenance of highway bridges over railways) shall apply to the Concessionaires as if they were one of the boards mentioned in those sections.

(5)Where under this Act the appropriate authority are authorised to stop up or interfere with an existing highway or part thereof, they may enter into agreements with the persons having the charge, management or control of the highway concerning the construction, or a contribution towards the expense of the construction, of any new highway to be provided in substitution therefor or of any alteration of the existing highway and any other related matters.

(6)The appropriate authority may, by agreement with any such persons, delegate to them the power of constructing any such new highway or any such alteration of an existing highway, including any bridge over any railway, and, where the appropriate authority are responsible for maintaining the new or altered highway (or bridge), the power to maintain it.

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