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Primary Legislations

Highways Act 1980

An Act to make provision for and in connection with the designation of traffic officers and their duties; to make provision in relation to the management of road networks; to make new provision for regulating the carrying out of works and other activities in the street; to amend Part 3 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Parts 9 and 14 of the Highways Act 1980; to make new provision in relation to the civil enforcement of traffic contraventions; to amend section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; and for connected purposes.

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New Road and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA)

An Act to amend the law relating to roads so as to enable new roads to be provided by new means; to make new provision with respect to street works and, in Scotland, road works; and for connected purposes.

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Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA)

An Act to make provision for and in connection with the designation of traffic officers and their duties; to make provision in relation to the management of road networks; to make new provision for regulating the carrying out of works and other activities in the street; to amend Part 3 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Parts 9 and 14 of the Highways Act 1980; to make new provision in relation to the civil enforcement of traffic contraventions; to amend section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; and for connected purposes.

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Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

An Act to make provision as regards roads in Scotland

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Transport (Scotland) Act 2005

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for the setting up and functions of new transport bodies and to enable the Scottish Ministers to discharge certain transport functions and to provide further for the control and co-ordination of road works

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Transport (Scotland) Acts 2019

The Act helps make Scotland’s transport network cleaner, smarter and more accessible than ever before

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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

An Act to consolidate the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967 and certain related enactments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.

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Road Traffic (temporary restrictions) Act 1991

An Act to make new provision in place of sections 14 and 15 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; and for connected purposes.

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The Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

This order forms the legislative framework within which DfI Roads carries out it's duties in relation to street or road works.

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Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013

An Act of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision for new and improved active travel routes and related facilities and for Welsh Ministers and local authorities to have regard to the needs of, walkers and cyclists

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Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Safety at Street Works and Road Works 2013

The "Red Book" is the Code of Practice to help you to safely carry out signing, lighting and guarding of street works and road works on all highways and roads, except motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more.

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An Introduction to the Use of Portable Vehicular Signals 2016

A booklet is for people with specific responsibility for portable vehicular signals at street works and road works. Sites with alternate one-way vehicular flows are referred to as ‘shuttle’ working.

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Code of Practice for Measures Necessary where Apparatus is affected by Major Works (Diversionary Works) (Scotland and Wales) 1992

This Code of Practice provides information on the needs of the various undertakers and promoting authorities when confronted with the possibility of having to divert or take some other action in regard to undertaker apparatus

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Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters (England) 2020

The code of Practice for Co-ordination 5th Edition, together with HAUC (England) Operational Guidance for Permit Schemes appended, is released

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Code of Practice for the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway (England)- 4th Edition May 2020

The SROH is the statutory code of practice, published under Section 71 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

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Code of Practice for Inspections (England) - 2nd Edition Sep 2002

This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on procedures for inspections, investigations, improvement plans, fee arrangements and reports in England

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Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters (Northern Ireland) 2005

This Code of Practice provides practical guidance on a wide range of responsibilities of street authorities and undertakers in relation to street or road works in relation to The Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Code of Practice for the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Roads (Northern Ireland) - 2nd Edition Jul 2006

This Code of Practice gives practical guidance about the reinstatement standards required in Northern Ireland

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Code of Practice for Inspections (Northern Ireland) - 2nd Edition Sep 2003

This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on procedures for inspections, investigations, improvement plans, fee arrangements and reports in Northern Ireland

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Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Works in Roads (Scotland) 2013

This Code of Practice is intended to help road works authorities carry out their duty to co-ordinate works in the road, and undertakers to fulfil their duty to co-operate in this process in Scotland

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Code of Practice for the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Roads (Scotland) - 4th Edition May 2019

A code of Practice for outlining a national standard applicable to all Undertakers when carrying out reinstatement as a part of executing road works in Scotland

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Code of Practice for Inspections (Scotland) - 4th Edition Apr 2020

This Code of Practice for Inspections describes the requirements for inspecting, reporting and subsequently repairing defective apparatus in Scotland

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Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related Matters (Wales) 2008

This Code of Practice aims to balance the statutory rights of highway authorities and undertakers to carry out works with the right of road users to expect the minimum disruption from works in Wales

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Code of Practice for the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highways (Wales) - 2nd Edition Nov 2006

This Code of Practice sets out the revised requirements on materials, workmanship and standard of reinstatement of street works which apply to street works in Wales

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Code of Practice for Inspections (Wales) - Oct 2006

This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on procedures for inspections, investigations, improvement plans, fee arrangements and reports in Wales

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Chapter 8 Traffic Signs Manual - Part 1

Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations - Design

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Chapter 8 Traffic Signs Manual - Part 2

Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations - Operations

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Chapter 8 Traffic Signs Manual - Part 3

Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations - Update

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Secondary Legislation and Statutory Instruments

The Street and Road Works (Amendments Relating to Electronic Communications) - Statutory Instrument 2020

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 58(1), 74, 97 and 104(1) and (3) of, and paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 3A to, the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991(1) and section 37(1), (6) to (8), (11) and (13) of the Traffic Management Act 2004(2).

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The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations - Statutory Instrument 1996

Secretary of State for Transport as respects England and the Secretary of State for Wales as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 35C(3) and (4), 46A(3) and (4) and 124(1) of, and Part III of Schedule 9 to, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1) and by paragraphs 6(3) and 7(1) of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Act 1985(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 134(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

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Additional resources

TMA - Network Management Duties

TMA - Guide on interventions

TMS - Network Management and Covid-19

Statutory Guidance for Highway Authority Permit Schemes

Statutory Guidance for Permit Scheme - National Conditions

Lane Rental Schemes - Guidance for English Authorities