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The Birmingham Northern Relief Road and Connecting Roads Scheme 1998

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1.  This Scheme may be cited as the Birmingham Northern Relief Road and Connecting Roads Scheme 1998 and shall come into force on 12th February 1998.

2.  In this Scheme—

(a)all measurements of distance are measured along the route of the relevant highway;

(b)(i)“connecting road” means a special road along a route described in Schedule 2 to this Scheme;

(ii)“the Motorway” means a special road along the routes described in Schedule 1 to this Scheme;

(iii)“the plan” means the plan folio containing 3 site plans bound together and respectively lettered A to C, numbered HA 16/PS/19, marked “The Birmingham Northern Relief Road and Connecting Roads Scheme 1998”, signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and deposited at the Highways Agency, Project Services, Room 12/27, St. Christopher House, Southwark Street, London SE1 0TE; and

(iv)“the special roads” means the Motorway and each connecting road;

(c)a reference to a site plan followed by the letter A, B or C is a reference to the site plan forming part of the plan and marked with that letter.

3.  The Secretary of State is authorised to provide the special roads for the exclusive use of traffic of Classes I and II of the classes of traffic set out in Schedule 4 to the Highways Act 1980.

4.  The centre line of each of the special roads is indicated by a heavy black line on the plan.

5.  Each of the special roads shall become a trunk road on the date when this Scheme comes into force.

6.  The Secretary of State is authorised—

(a)to construct the bridge specified in Schedule 3 to this Scheme as part of the Motorway and the connecting road given the number 10 on the plan;

(b)to construct the bridge specified in Schedule 4 to this Scheme as part of the Motorway and connecting road given the number 27 on the plan and in connection with the construction of that bridge to divert the part of the navigable watercourse specified in that schedule and the towing paths adjacent to that part as shown in that schedule.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Derek Oddy

Divisional Director Highways Agency

22nd January 1998

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