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Guide to Highway Law for Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Contractors

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ISBN13: 9780419173304
ISBN: 0419173307
Published: August 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £140.00



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As a consequence of so much construction work being carried out on or near to highways, a contractor ignores at his peril the law of highways and the influence it has, or should have, on his working methods and practices. Some knowledge, understanding or awareness of the law relating to highways is essential to anyone involved in the construction process, including the architect, engineer or surveyor advising a client as to what is possible, and the contractor actually carrying out the contract works. This book aims to provide practical guidance from the maintenance and improvement of highways to activities related to construction work on or near highways.

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Contents:
Meaning of highway; types of highway; creation of highways - by dedication, other aspects, by statute; highways legislation; the Highways Act 1980; administration of the Act; other Acts of Parliament; highway authorities; classification of highways; maintenance and improvement of highways - modern maintenance, maintenance at public expense, maintenance privately; rights of adjacent owners; miscellaneous rights; obligations of adjacent owners; remedies for public nuisance; rights of the public; limitations of the rights of the public; access; carriage crossings; stopping up a means of access; stopping up, diversion and extinguishing highways - the 1980 Act procedure, the 1971 Act procedure; protection of highways - criminal offence at common law, common law nuisance (private and public), criminal offence under statute, construction operations near the highway; activities related to construction work on or near to the highway - work which causes actual damage to the highway, prohibition of soiling the highway, power to remove structures and projections, safety precautions to prevent damage to the street, building close by, under or over a highway, facilitating building operations; builders skips - defences, removal of builders skips; hoardings; scaffolding; lines - building lines, improvement lines; making up new streets; new streets; town and country planning; enforcement; Private Street Works Code; Advance Payments Code; agreement under Section 38; private roads; adoption of streets; serving notices; civil liability; short case studies.