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The Midland Metro (Birmingham City Centre Extension, etc.) (Land Acquisition and Variation) Order 2016

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3.—(1) Works executed under this Order in relation to a highway which consists of or includes a carriageway are to be treated for the purposes of Part 3 (street works in England and Wales) of the 1991 Act as major highway works if—

(a)they are of a description mentioned in any of paragraphs (a), (c) to (e), (g) and (h) of section 86(3) (which defines what highway authority works are major highway works) of that Act; or

(b)they are works which, had they been executed by the highway authority, might have been carried out in exercise of the powers conferred by section 64(1) (dual carriageways and roundabouts) or 184(2) (vehicle crossings) of the 1980 Act.

(2) In Part 3 of the 1991 Act, references, in relation to major highway works, to the highway authority concerned are, in relation to works which are major highway works under paragraph (1), to be construed as references to the Executive.

(3) The provisions of the 1991 Act mentioned in paragraph (4), and any regulations made, or code of practice issued or approved under, those provisions apply (with the necessary modifications) in relation to the stopping up, alteration or diversion of a street by the Executive under the powers conferred by article 11 (temporary stopping up of streets) where no street works are executed in that street as they would apply if the stopping up, alteration or diversion were occasioned by street works executed in that street by the Executive.

(4) The provisions of the 1991 Act(3) referred to in paragraph (3) are—

  • section 54(4) (advance notice of certain works) subject to paragraph (5);

  • section 55(5) (notice of starting date of works) subject to paragraph (5);

  • section 59(6) (general duty of street authority to co-ordinate works);

  • section 60 (general duty of undertakers to co-operate);

  • section 69 (works likely to affect other apparatus in the street);

  • section 76 (liability for cost of temporary traffic regulation); and

  • section 77 (liability for cost of use of alternative route),

and all such other provisions as apply for the purposes of the provisions mentioned above.

(5) Sections 54 and 55 of the 1991 Act as applied by paragraph (3) have effect as if references in section 57 of that Act to emergency works were a reference to a stopping up, alteration or diversion (as the case may be) required in a case of emergency.

(1)

As amended by section 102 of, and Schedule 17 to, the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51) and section 168(2) of, and Schedule 9 to, the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22).

(2)

As amended by sections 35, 37, 38 and 46 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 4 of, and paragraph 45(11) of Schedule 2 to, the Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 (c. 11) and section 168 of, and paragraph 9 of part 1 of Schedule 8 and Schedule 9 to, the 1991 Act.

(3)

Sections 54, 55 and 60 were amended by section 40(1) and (2) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18).

(4)

As also amended by section 49(1) of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

(5)

As also amended by section 49(2) and 51(9) of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

(6)

As amended by section 42 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

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