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Metropolis Management Act 1855

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CLVIIThe Metropolitan Board of Works, and any Vestry or District Board, may, where necessary for the Purpose of executing any Work authorized by this Act, open and break up any Turnpike Road, under and subject to the Restrictions and Provisions herein-after contained; that is to say, Seven Days previous Notice, with a full Description of any intended Works, shall be left at the Office of the Commissioners or Trustees of the Road; and, except by the Permission of the said Commissioners or Trustees, the Traffic of the Road shall not at One Time be stopped or hindered along more than Half of its Width, nor, if the Half left open be of less than the clear Width of Fourteen Feet, along more than One hundred Yards in Length; and no Alteration shall, except by such Permission as aforesaid, be made in the Inclination of any Part of the Road of more than One Foot in Sixty Feet; and all Work shall be done under the Superintendence of the Surveyor of the said Commissioners or Trustees ; and the Party doing the Works shall cause all Openings in the Road to be effectually secured and fenced, and affix and maintain Lights during the Night near to the Place where the Ground is open, so as to prevent Accidents ; and the said Commissioners or Trustees are hereby absolved from all Liability in respect of any Accident arising in consequence of such Works; and the Party doing the Works shall restore every Road so opened or broken up to its original State as to Surface and Materials, and, in order to meet the future Expenses consequent on the Subsidence of Materials newly filled in, shall pay to such Commissioners or Trustees, on Demand, such Sum as they shall require for such Purpose, not exceeding One Shilling for every Superficial Square Yard, and, so far as the Works affect the same, shall make good all Drainage, paving of Water Channels, Kerbs of Footpaths, and other Matters and Things connected with the Maintenance of the Road ; and in default the Surveyor of the said Commissioners or Trustees may cause the necessary Work to be done; and in all Cases of Expense incurred by any such Surveyor, on the Default of the Party doing the Works, such Party shall pay such Expense to the Commissioners or Trustees, on Demand.

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