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Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996

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6(1)On the date on which this Act is passed the highways comprised in Works Nos. 33B, 36A, 36B, 36C, 36D, 37B, 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D and 42B shall become trunk roads and special roads for the exclusive use of traffic of Classes I and II of the classes of traffic specified in Schedule 4 to the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980.

(2)The highways which become special roads by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above shall be treated as provided by the Secretary of State under a scheme made by him under section 16 of the Highways Act 1980—

(a)prescribing the route of those highways as the route of the special roads authorised by the scheme,

(b)prescribing the classes of traffic mentioned in that sub-paragraph, and

(c)specifying the date on which this Act is passed as the date on which those special roads were to become trunk roads.

7On the date on which this Act is passed—

(a)the highways comprised in Works Nos. 32A and 35A, and

(b)the highway comprised in Work No. 32B from the intersection of that work with Work No. 32C to its termination,

shall become trunk roads as if they had become so by virtue of an order under section 10(2) of the Highways Act 1980 specifying that date as the date on which they were to become trunk roads.

8(1)On the date certified by the Secretary of State as the date on which any highway constructed in pursuance of this Schedule, other than one to which paragraph 6 or 7 above applies, is open for public use, that highway shall be transferred to the Kent County Council and, following that transfer, shall be treated for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980 as if it had been so transferred by means of an order made under section 14(1)(b) or, as the case may be, 18(1)(d) of that Act.

(2)The Secretary of State may classify any highway proposed to be constructed in pursuance of this Schedule, other than one to which paragraph 6 or 7 above applies, in any manner in which, and for any purposes for which, he could classify that highway under section 12(3) of that Act.

(3)On the date of its transfer under sub-paragraph (1) above to the Kent County Council any highway classified under sub-paragraph (2) above shall become a highway classified in the manner and for the purposes in question as if so classified under section 12(3) of that Act.

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