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15. (1) Subject to paragraph (5), so long as the condition in paragraph (3) is complied with, direction 49(2) of the 2002 general directions shall not apply in the circumstances specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The circumstances are where, in accordance with an authorisation given under section 64(1) or (2) of the 1984 Act, a relevant crossing facility—
(a)at which there is (and was immediately before the coming into force of these general directions) placed the signal shown in diagram 4002.1; and
(b)at which there is not (and was not immediately before the coming into force of these general directions) placed any of the signals shown in diagrams 4003.2, 4003.4, 4003.5 and 4003.7,
has been provided on a road before the coming into force of these general directions but without the placing of zig-zag lines on the approaches as mentioned in direction 49(2) of the 2002 general directions.
(3) The condition is that the signs and markings indicating the facility are maintained in accordance with—
(a)the authorisation under which they were placed; and
(b)any special directions under section 65 of the 1984 Act that were given in conjunction with that authorisation.
(4) In this direction, “relevant crossing facility” has the meaning given by direction 49(1) of the 2002 general directions as amended by these general directions.
(5) Paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) shall cease to have effect on the expiry of the period of two years beginning with the date on which these general directions come into force.
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