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Section 58 Restrictions

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 roads.

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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See also in our website

External websites

  • GOV.UK Business Pages
    The government's online resource for business.
  • Department for Transport
    A page full of frequently asked questions relating to Roadworks and Closures.
  • Direct Gov
    A page displaying information on what to do with obstructions on roads and highways.
  • The Highways Agency
    A website full of information on road projects, contacts and information on UK Highways.
  • Local Government Group
    A organisation that provides different services including roadworks and other services.
  • Roadworks Map
    Live information on roadworks from Local Authorities and Utilities

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This page was last reviewed 9 September 2014 at 11:57.
The page is next due for review 7 March 2016.