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The Highways Act gives the public a legal right to use highways including roads, pavements and public footpaths. Before a road closure can be introduced, the City Council must make a Legal Order to remove the rights of the public to use the highway.
A road closure can cover part or all of a road’s length or width, and may allow exemptions. For example, a pedestrianisation scheme may allow access for buses, taxis or cycles.
A road can be “Stopped Up” ie completely remove the public’s right to use the road. This procedure is often used where a road alignment has to be changed due to a building being constructed on part of the existing highway.
The roadworks in Bristol page tells you about works or events which are likely to impact on traffic or pedestrians.
Advantages of road closures:
- Reduces or removes motor vehicle traffic, noise and exhaust fumes in the area.;
- Provides a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Provides an opportunity to enhance the area (with trees, seats, planting).
Disadvantages of road closures:
- Traffic related problems can be moved to other local roads.
- Less convenient access available for residents, visitors and deliveries.
- Delays for emergency vehicles.
- Police patrols may be limited which may lead to an increase in anti-social activity.
Pages in the section
Traffic Management 4th Floor, Wilder House Wilder Street Bristol, BS2 8PH
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 903 6822
- Fax: 0117 903 6830