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The Local Authorities (England) (Property etc.) Order 1973

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Ancillary provision in relation to highways

6.  There shall be transferred to and vest in or attach to a county council as the highway authority for any highway—

(a)the interest of the former highway authority, as such, in the highway, in so far as such interest is not vested in the county council by virtue of section 226 of the Highways Act 1959;

(b)any land held by the former highway authority, as such, for the purposes of their functions in relation to the highway or which has been acquired by them as highway authority for the highway and not appropriated for any other purpose;

(c)any equipment on or near the highway belonging to the former highway authority as such, including any road lighting system within the meaning of Part III of the Local Government Act 1966 and any other lighting system belonging to the former highway authority as highway authority for the highway; and

(d)any traffic sign, on or near the highway, belonging to a county, county borough or county district council and not comprised in (c).

In this article “traffic signhas the meaning attached to that expression in section 54(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

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