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Severn Bridges Act 1992

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Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1Scheduled Works

Part IThe Scheduled Works

In the Borough of Monmouth (Community of Magor with Undy) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 1 – A widening (1,400 metres in length) of the M4 commencing at a point 40 metres east of the edge of the eastern overbridge of Magor Interchange and terminating at a point 300 metres east of the edge of Undy/Knollbury overbridge.

  • Work No. 1A – Realignment (320 metres in length) of the eastbound on slip road of Magor Interchange commencing at a point 65 metres north-east of the edge of the eastern overbridge of the Interchange and terminating at a point 110 metres west of St. Bride’s Brook culvert.

  • Work No. 1B – Realignment (340 metres in length) of the westbound off slip road of Magor Interchange commencing at a point 65 metres south-east of the edge of the eastern overbridge of the Interchange and terminating at a point 100 metres west of St. Bride’s Brook culvert.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Magor with Undy, Rogiet and Caldicot) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 2 – A new road comprising dual carriageways (6,010 metres in length) commencing at the termination of Work No. 1 and terminating at a point 230 metres east of the point at which Nedern Brook passes through the Severn Estuary sea defences, including a new bridge over the westbound slip road onto the M4 (Work No. 2B), a bridge over the B4245 Caldicot Road, a bridge over the railway tracks of the British Railways Board, the provision of a toll plaza, the realignment of the sea defences and maintenance accesses.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Magor with Undy and Rogiet) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 2A – A diversion (620 metres in length) of the M4 eastbound carriageway commencing at a point 15 metres east of Rockfield underbridge and terminating at a point 280 metres west of Bencroft Lane underbridge.

  • Work No. 2B – A diversion (1,355 metres in length) of the M4 westbound carriageway commencing at a point 190 metres west of Rockfield underbridge and terminating at a point 230 metres east of Bencroft Lane underbridge, including a bridge carrying that diversion over Bencroft Lane.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Caldicot and Portskewett) in the County of Gwent and in the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 3 – A fixed bridge with approach viaducts carrying a new road (5,190 metres in length) comprising dual carriageways, commencing at the termination of Work No. 2 and terminating at a point 60 metres east of the Binn Wall and 140 metres north of the Severn Tunnel Air Shaft, including supporting piers and protection for shipping in the Severn Estuary and reconstruction of the sea defences.

In the District of Northavon (Parishes of Pilning and Severn Beach and Olveston) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 4 – A new road comprising dual carriageways (6,690 metres in length) commencing at the termination of Work No. 3 and terminating at a point on the M4, 160 metres south-east of Moor Lane, including bridges carrying the road over the interchange (Work No. 4A) and the Pill, an extension of the Tockington Mill Rhine culvert and Moor Lane underbridge and emergency accesses.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 4A – An interchange (1,030 metres in length) commencing at a point 140 metres west of the termination of Work No. 3 and terminating at a point 80 metres west of Redwick Road comprising a roundabout and slip roads connecting with Works Nos. 4 and 5.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Olveston) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 4B – Realignment (300 metres in length) of the M4 eastbound carriageway, commencing at a point 210 metres north-west of Hardy Lane overbridge and terminating at a point 80 metres south-east of that overbridge, including emergency access.

  • Work No. 4C – A diversion (1,300 metres in length) of the M4 westbound carriageway commencing at a point 85 metres north-west of Catherine Hill overbridge and terminating at a point 15 metres north-west of Moor Lane underbridge, including emergency access and a bridge carrying that diversion over Work No. 4.

In the District of Northavon (Parishes of Pilning and Severn Beach and Almondsbury) and City of Bristol in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 5 – A new road comprising dual carriageways (8,020 metres in length) commencing by a junction with Work No. 4A at a point 500 metres east of the commencement of that work and terminating at a point 450 metres south-west of Lawrence Weston Road, including a bridge under the railway track of the British Railways Board at Hallen.

In the City of Bristol in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 6 – A new link road (1,930 metres in length) commencing at the termination of Work No. 5 and terminating on the M5 at a point 450 metres south-west of the M5 spur overbridge, including bridges carrying the road over the M5, the diversion of the northbound on slip road (Work No. 6E) and an access track.

  • Work No. 6A – A new slip road (430 metres in length) commencing by a junction with Work No. 6 at a point 950 metres from the commencement of that work and terminating on the M5 Spur at a point 110 metres east of the M5 spur overbridge.

  • Work No. 6B – A new link road (870 metres in length) commencing at the termination of Work No. 5 and terminating on the M5 at a point 340 metres north-east of the M5 spur overbridge, including bridges carrying the road over the diversion of the northbound on slip road (Work No. 6E) and an access track.

  • Work No. 6C – A new link road (1,800 metres in length) commencing by a junction with Work No. 5 at a point 100 metres south of Lawrence Weston Road and terminating at a point on the M5 spur 280 metres west of the M5 spur overbridge, including a bridge over an access track.

  • Work No. 6D – A diversion (850 metres in length) of the M5 southbound off slip road of Lawrence Weston interchange commencing by a junction with the M5 at a point 100 metres south-west of Lawrence Weston Road overbridge and terminating by a junction with Work No. 6 at a point 600 metres south of the commencement of that work, including a bridge over an access track.

  • Work No. 6E – A diversion (960 metres in length) of the M5 northbound on slip road of Lawrence Weston interchange commencing by a junction with the M5 at a point 180 metres south of Lawrence Weston Road overbridge and terminating by a junction with Work No. 6C at a point 1,000 metres south of the commencement of that work, including a bridge over an access track.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Community of Rogiet) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 7 – A diversion (500 metres in length) of Station Road and track CRF16 commencing at a point 480 metres north of the junction of that track and track CRF15 and terminating at a point 5 metres north of that junction, including a bridge over Work No. 2 and accesses to the toll plaza (part of Work No. 2).

  • Work No. 7A – A diversion (680 metres in length) of track CRF15 commencing at a point 400 metres north of the junction of that track and track CRF16 and terminating at a point 530 metres north-east of that junction.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Community of Caldicot) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 8 – A diversion (870 metres in length) of footpath FP19 commencing at the junction of footpath FP19 and the sewage works access track and terminating by a junction with footpath FP6 at a point 370 metres east of the junction of Back Ditch and Summerway Reen, including a footbridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 2.

  • Work No. 9 – A new road (350 metres in length) commencing at the junction of Symondscliff Way and Pill Row and terminating at the Severn Estuary sea defences at a point 150 metres east of the point at which Nedern Brook passes through those defences, including the realignment of the junction of Symondscliff Way and Pill Row and a level crossing over the tracks of the British Railways Board.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Mathern and Portskewett) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 9A – A diversion (330 metres in length) of the A48 commencing at a point 390 metres west of the junction of that road and the B4245 and terminating at a point 80 metres west of that junction, including a roundabout.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Community of Portskewett) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 9B – A diversion (370 metres in length) of the B4245 commencing by a junction with Work No. 9A at a point 170 metres west of the junction of that road and the A48 and terminating at a point 410 metres south-west of that junction.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Mathern and Portskewett) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 9C – A diversion (200 metres in length) of the R140 commencing by a junction with Work No. 9B at a point 165 metres south-west of the junction of that road and the B4245 and terminating at a point 45 metres south-east of that junction.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Community of Portskewett) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 9D – An improvement (130 metres in length) of the B4245 commencing at a point 240 metres west of the access to Severn Farm and terminating at a point 110 metres west of that access.

  • Work No. 9E – An improvement (320 metres in length) of the B4245 commencing at a point 160 metres north-east of Mount Ballan crossroad and terminating at a point 160 metres south-west of that crossroad.

  • Work No. 9F – A diversion (100 metres in length) of the R139 commencing at a point 110 metres north-west of the junction of that road with the B4245 and terminating by a junction with Work No. 9E at a point 140 metres from the commencement of that work.

  • Work No. 9G – A diversion (120 metres in length) of the R139 commencing at a point 130 metres south-east of the junction of that road with the B4245 and terminating by a junction with Work No. 9E at a point 190 metres from the commencement of that work.

  • Work No. 9H – An improvement (280 metres in length) of Caldicot Road commencing at a point 200 metres west of the junction of that road and Symondscliff Way and terminating at a point 80 metres east of that junction, including an improvement of that junction.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 10 – A new access track (130 metres in length) commencing at the Binn Wall at a point 130 metres north of the junction of Shaft Road and the Binn Wall and terminating at that junction.

  • Work No. 11 – A diversion (420 metres in length) of the B4064 New Passage Road/Redwick Road commencing at a point 50 metres south-east of the sewage works entrance and terminating at a point 390 metres south-east of that entrance by a junction with Work No. 18, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

  • Work No. 12 – A diversion (1,070 metres in length) of the A403 Severn Road commencing at a point 450 metres north of the access to Southworthy Farm and terminating at a point 610 metres south-west of that access, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

In the District of Northavon (Parishes of Pilning and Severn Beach and Olveston) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 13 – A diversion (520 metres in length) of the B4055 Northwick Road and Redham Lane commencing at a point 35 metres south-west of the entrance to Laurel Farm and terminating in Redham Lane at a point 140 metres north-west of the junction of footpath FP30 and bridleway BW31.

  • Work No. 13A – A diversion (300 metres in length) of the B4055 Northwick Road commencing at a point 170 metres north-east of the junction of Northwick Road and Redham Lane and terminating by a junction with Work No. 13 at a point 230 metres from the commencement of that work, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

  • Work No. 14 – A diversion (370 metres in length) of bridleway BW8 commencing at a point 290 metres north of its junction with Redham Lane and terminating at that junction, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Olveston) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 15 – A diversion (440 metres in length) of Holm Lane commencing at a point 590 metres north-west of its junction with Redham Lane and terminating at a point 160 metres north-west of that junction, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

  • Work No. 16 – A diversion (600 metres in length) of Greenditch Street and Awkley Lane commencing in Greenditch Street at a point 360 metres west of its junction with Awkley Lane and terminating in Awkley Lane at a point 370 metres south of that junction.

  • Work No. 16A – A diversion (260 metres in length) of Greenditch Street commencing at a point 30 metres east of the junction of Greenditch Street and Awkley Lane and terminating by a junction with Work No. 16 at a point 220 metres from the commencement of that work, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4.

  • Work No. 17 – A diversion (620 metres in length) of Hardy Lane commencing at a point 240 metres north-east of the north abutment of the M4 overbridge in Hardy Lane and terminating at a point 320 metres south-west of the south abutment of that overbridge, including a replacement bridge carrying the diversion over Works Nos. 4 and 4B and a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 4C.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 18 – A diversion (1,070 metres in length) of Green Lane commencing at a point 50 metres east of the junction of Beach Road and Beach Avenue and terminating on Redwick Road at a point 540 metres south-east of the sewage works entrance, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 18A – A diversion (180 metres in length) of Shaft Road commencing at a point 110 metres north-west of its junction with Green Lane and terminating by a junction with Work No. 18 at a point 60 metres from the commencement of that work.

  • Work No. 19 – A footpath (350 metres in length) commencing in Church Road at a point 140 metres west of its junction with the A403 Severn Road and terminating in Church Road at a point 150 metres east of its junction with Little Green Lane, including a footbridge carrying the footpath over Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 20 – A diversion (750 metres in length) of the A403 Severn Road commencing at a point 30 metres north-east of its junction with Church Road and terminating at a point 720 metres south-west of that junction, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 21 – A new track (430 metres in length) commencing at a point 365 metres north-west of the junction of footpath FP61 and footpath FP59 and terminating on footpath FP58 at a point 420 metres south-west of the junction of that footpath and footpath FP59, including a bridge carrying the track over Work No. 5.

In the District of Northavon (Parishes of Pilning and Severn Beach and Almondsbury) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 22 – A diversion of Farm Lane and a new road (980 metres in length) commencing at a point 240 metres south-east of its junction with Impool Rhine and terminating by a junction with Central Avenue at a point 190 metres west of the east end of that road, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 5.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 22A – A diversion (200 metres in length) of Farm Lane commencing at a point 330 metres north-west of its junction with Impool Rhine and terminating by a junction with Work No. 22 at a point 420 metres from the commencement of that work.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Almondsbury) and City of Bristol in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 23 – A diversion (750 metres in length) of Severn Road, Hallen commencing at a point 320 metres south-east of the junction of that road and the access road to the gas works and terminating at a point 430 metres north-west of that junction, including a diversion (part) of bridleway BW101 (Minor’s Lane) and a bridge carrying the diversions over Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 23A – A diversion (part) (340 metres in length) of bridleway BW101 (Minor’s Lane) commencing at a point 160 metres south-east of its junction with the access road to the gas works and terminating at the junction of Severn Road, Hallen and that access road.

  • Work No. 23B – A diversion (part) (360 metres in length) of bridleway BW101 (Minor’s Lane) commencing at its junction with the access road to the gas works and terminating at a point 120 metres north-west of the junction of Severn Road, Hallen and that access road.

In the City of Bristol in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 24 – A diversion (370 metres in length) of Moorhouse Lane commencing at a point 360 metres south-east of the bridge carrying the railway over Moorhouse Lane and terminating at a point 10 metres east of that bridge, including a bridge carrying the diversion over Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 25 – A footpath and cycle track (110 metres in length) commencing in Lawrence Weston Road at a point 130 metres south-east of the entrance to Poplar Farm and terminating at a point 20 metres south-east of that entrance, including a subway carrying the footpath and cycle track under Work No. 5.

  • Work No. 26 – A diversion (1,060 metres in length) of Kings Weston Lane commencing at a point 65 metres south-east of its junction with Campbell Farm Drive and terminating at a point 65 metres south-east of its junction with Ballast Lane, including bridges carrying the diversion over the M5 and Works Nos. 6, 6B, 6C and 6E.

In the Borough of Monmouth (Communities of Caldicot and Portskewett) in the County of Gwent—

  • Work No. 27 – A cofferdam (1,205 metres in length) commencing at the Severn Estuary sea defences at a point 60 metres east of the point at which Nedern Brook passes through those defences and terminating in the Severn Estuary at a point 1,205 metres east of its commencement, including modifications to a drainage outfall.

In the District of Northavon (Parish of Pilning and Severn Beach) in the County of Avon—

  • Work No. 28 – An access causeway (2,380 metres in length) commencing in the Severn Estuary at a point on the eastern edge of The Shoots navigation channel 510 metres south-west of the Severn Tunnel and terminating on the Binn Wall at a point 190 metres north of the Severn Tunnel Air Shaft.

  • Work No. 29 – A jetty (185 metres in length) commencing on the Binn Wall at a point 200 metres north of the Severn Tunnel Air Shaft and terminating in the Severn Estuary at a point 185 metres west of its commencement.

  • Work No. 30 – A jetty (155 metres in length) commencing on the Binn Wall at a point 300 metres north of the Severn Tunnel Air Shaft and terminating in the Severn Estuary at a point 155 metres west of its commencement.

  • Work No. 31 – A surface water drain and outfall (210 metres in length) commencing 15 metres south-west of New Passage Road at a point 340 metres north-west of the sewage works entrance and terminating in The Pill at a point 20 metres south-east of the tide lock.

Part IISupplementary

1(1)The Secretary of State may carry out such works as may be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in connection with or in consequence of the construction of the scheduled works including, in particular—

(a)landscaping and drainage works,

(b)works involving the alteration of the position of mains and cables, and

(c)works consisting of the provision of new means of access to premises affected by the scheduled works.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)shall not authorise the carrying out of works outside the limits of land to be acquired, and

(b)shall authorise the carrying out of works outside the limits of deviation for the scheduled works only if the works are carried out on land specified in columns (1) and (2) in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act for the purpose specified in relation to the land in column (3) in that Part of that Schedule.

2In constructing the scheduled works the Secretary of State may—

(a)deviate laterally from the lines or situations shown on the deposited plans within the limits of deviation for those works, and

(b)deviate vertically from the levels shown on the deposited sections—

(i)to any extent not exceeding three metres upwards, or

(ii)subject to paragraph 3 below, to any extent downwards.

3(1)In constructing the new bridge the Secretary of State shall provide headway of not less than 377 metres above the prescribed level over a clear central span of at least 415 metres.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “the prescribed level” means 68 metres above ordnance datum (Newlyn).

4The British Railways Board may, subject to such requirements as the Secretary of State may from time to time lay down, provide, maintain and operate at or near the level crossing forming part of Work No. 9 such barriers, lights, traffic signs and automatic or other devices and appliances as may be approved by the Secretary of State.

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