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Local Government Act 1929

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29County roads

(1)The council of every county shall be the highway authority as respects every road in the county which at the appointed day is a main road, or which would, apart from this section, at any time thereafter have become a main road, and every such road and every other road as respects which a county council become by virtue of this Part of this Act the highway authority, shall be termed a county road, and all enactments relating to main roads shall as from the appointed day have effect as if for references therein to main roads there were substituted references to county roads.

(2)The council of every county shall, in relation to county roads in the county (not being roads with respect to which an urban district council have claimed or are deemed to have claimed to exercise the functions of maintenance and repair) have the like functions as with respect to main roads and all roads in relation to which they have those functions and the materials thereof and all drains belonging thereto shall vest in the county council, and where any other drain or any sewer is used for any purpose in connection with the drainage of any such road, the county council shall continue to have the right of using the drain or sewer for such purpose.

(3), If any difference arises between the county council and any district council as respects the council in whom a drain is vested, or as to the use of any drain or sewer, the difference shall, if either council so require, be determined by the Minister.

(4)As from the appointed day, the council of every county shall exercise the functions of maintenance, repair and improvement of, or other dealing with, every bridge in the county repairable by the inhabitants at large which carries a county road, and section one hundred and nineteen of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882 (which relates to the maintenance of borough bridges), shall cease to have effect as respects any bridge which carries a county road, and notwithstanding anything in subsection (2) of section thirty-five of the Local Government Act, 1888, no borough shall be exempt from contributing towards the costs incurred by a county council for the purpose of the maintenance, repair and improvement of, or other dealing with, bridges.

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