Section 58 Restrictions
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What is a section 58 restriction?
Section 58 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 is a legal
notice which is served on all the 'statutory undertakers' who carry
out work in the county. It allows local authorities to protect
sections of the highway from certain works, following substantial
road works (e.g. resurfacing or reconstruction).
The Council provides advance notice of these
restrictions, so that works promoters (Utility companies, or
private contractors / developers) can arrange to conduct their
works in advance of the restriction coming into force. This process
promotes better works planning and co-ordination, helps
minimise disruption to road users, and helps to prolong the life of
The restrictions can last up to five years following the
completion of the works. Emergency works such as gas escapes or
loss of power are exempt from the restriction.
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This page was last reviewed 16 April 2014 at 10:51.
The page is next due for review 13 October 2015.