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Road Traffic Act 1991

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50Designation of priority routes

(1)The Secretary of State may by order (“a priority route order”) designate any road in London as a priority route.

(2)The Secretary of State shall exercise his powers under subsection (1) above so as to provide for a network of priority routes in London (“the priority route network”) with a view to improving the movement of traffic.

(3)Before making a priority route order, the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)the London authority within whose area the proposed priority route is;

(b)the relevant Commissioner or, if appropriate, both Commissioners; and

(c)London Regional Transport.

(4)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that the designation of any road as a priority route is likely to affect a road within the area of—

(a)a London authority other than that consulted under subsection (3)(a) above; or

(b)a county council,

he shall also consult that other London authority, or that county council, before making the proposed priority route order.

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