Explanatory Notes

Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

2005 asp 12

5 August 2005

Commentary on Sections

Part 2: Road Works


Section 22 Restriction on works following substantial road works

71.Section 22 of the Act amends section 117 of the 1991 Act which allows road works authorities to impose restrictions on works following substantial road works. Subsection 117(1) is amended so as to provide that the maximum length of a restriction on the execution of works is to be prescribed in regulations, rather then being a fixed period (such as 12 months) in the primary legislation.

72.A further minor amendment to section 114 of the 1991 Act is made, with reference to section 117(1), to impose a further restriction on the period of notice required before the starting date of works.