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Crossrail Act 2008

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11(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies where under this Act the nominated undertaker—

(a)constructs a new highway, or

(b)alters a highway, otherwise than by carrying out street works within the meaning of Part 3 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22).

(2)Unless otherwise agreed between the nominated undertaker and the highway authority, the new or altered highway shall be maintained by and at the expense of the nominated undertaker for a period of 12 months from the later of—

(a)the date of practical completion, and

(b)the date on which it is first open for public use;

and after the end of that period shall be maintained by and at the expense of the highway authority.

(3)Where in relation to a highway to which sub-paragraph (2) applies the highway authority is satisfied that the highway is practically complete or is open for public use, it shall, at the request of the nominated undertaker, certify to it in writing the date of practical completion of the highway or, as the case may be, the date on which it was first open for public use.

(4)If the highway authority refuses a request to issue a certificate under sub-paragraph (3), or if the nominated undertaker disputes the date given in a certificate under that sub-paragraph, the matter shall, if the parties agree, be referred to arbitration, but shall otherwise be determined by the Secretary of State.

(5)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2), the date of practical completion of a highway, or the date on which it is first open for public use, shall be taken to be—

(a)where the date has been determined under sub-paragraph (4), the date so determined, and

(b)where it has not, the date certified under sub-paragraph (3).

(6)Sub-paragraph (2) shall not have effect to impose any obligation in relation to—

(a)the structure of any bridge carrying a highway over any railway of the nominated undertaker, or

(b)the structure of any tunnel carrying a highway under any such railway.

(7)Nothing in this paragraph shall prejudice the operation of section 87 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22).

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