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        Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54)
        Introductory Text
        Main body
        Part I Public Roads
        General powers and duties of roads authorities
        1. Powers and duties of local roads authorities.
        2. Powers and duties of Secretary of State as roads authority: management and maintenance.
        3. Power of Secretary of State to make advances to local roads authorities etc.
        4. Agreements between authorities.
        Trunk roads
        5. Trunk roads.
        6. Local and private Act functions with respect to trunk roads.
        Special roads
        7. General provision as to special roads.
        8. Further provision as regards classification of traffic for purposes of special roads.
        9. Supplementary orders relating to special roads.
        10. Certain special roads to be trunk roads.
        Classification of roads
        11. Classification of roads.
        Supplementary
        12. Powers as respects roads that cross or join public roads other than special roads.
        Transitory provisions
        12A. Transitional power of Secretary of State as respects existing roads.
        12B. Transitional power of Secretary of State as respects proposed roads.
        12C. Transitional power of Secretary of State as respects special road schemes.
        12D. Application of section 112 to orders under sections 12A, 12B, 12C and 12E.
        12E. Further power of Secretary of State as respects proposed roads and special road schemes.
        12F. Further provisions as to orders.
        Part II Private Roads
        13. Making up and maintenance of private roads.
        14. Power to contribute to, or carry out, work on private roads.
        15. Emergency work in relation to private roads.
        16. Application for private road to become public road.
        17. Security for private road works relating to housing.
        18. Power of local roads authority to take over footpaths associated with development.
        Part III New Roads
        19. Construction of new roads by Secretary of State as roads authority.
        20. Construction of new roads other than special roads by local roads authority; and entry of such new roads and of special roads in list of public roads.
        20A. Environmental assessment of certain road construction projects
        20B. Projects with significant transboundary effects
        21. Requirement of consent for new roads built other than by roads authority.
        22. Offences in relation to construction of new roads.
        23. Power to stop up or temporarily close new road where construction consent absent or not conformed with.
        Part IV Improvements and Maintenance
        Levels
        24. Alteration of levels of public roads.
        Safety
        25. Provision of footways.
        26. Pedestrian subways and footbridges.
        27. Dual carriageways, roundabouts and refuges.
        28. Fences etc. to safeguard persons using public roads.
        29. Further provision as to fences.
        Natural dangers
        30. Works for protecting roads against hazards of nature.
        31. Drainage of roads.
        32. Contributions to drainage works and flood prevention operations.
        33. Snow gates.
        34. Clearance of snow and ice.
        Lighting
        35. Provision of lighting by roads authorities.
        Road humps
        36. Construction of road humps by roads authority.
        37. Consultation and local inquiries as regards road humps.
        38. Regulations concerning construction and maintenance of road humps.
        39. Status of road humps.
        Other traffic calming works
        39A. Powers to carry out traffic calming works.
        39B. Prescribing of works.
        39C. {Works (whenever constructed) of a description prescribed by regulations under section 39B, or a...}
        Interpretation: Road humps and other traffic calming works
        40. Interpretation of sections 36 to [39C].
        Cattle-grids
        41. Provision of cattle-grids and by-passes.
        42. Removal of cattle-grids and discontinuance of by-passes.
        43. Maintenance of cattle-grids and by-passes.
        44. Exercise of powers in respect of cattle-grids etc. by agreement between neighbouring authorities.
        45. Supersession of gates by cattle-grids.
        46. Agreements for use of land for cattle-grids or by-passes.
        47. Contributions towards expenditure of roads authorities in connection with cattle-grids.
        Miscellaneous improvements
        48. Contributions towards expenditure on constructing or improving roads.
        49. Provision of bus shelters, etc. by local roads authorities.
        Equipment for detection of traffic offences
        49A. Power to install equipment for detection of traffic offences.
        50. Planting of trees, shrubs and grass or other plants by roads authority.
        51. Planting of trees, shrubs and grass or other plants by person other than roads authority.
        52. Power to execute works to mitigate adverse effect of constructing or improving etc. road.
        53. Agreements as to use of land near roads.
        54. Power to instal refuse or storage bins in roads.
        55. Provision of picnic sites for trunk roads etc.
        55A. Environmental assessment of certain road improvement projects
        55B. Application of section 20B
        Part V Roads and Building Control
        Works and excavations
        56. Control of works and excavations.
        57. Dangerous works.
        58. Occupation of parts of road for deposit of building materials etc.
        59. Control of obstructions in roads.
        60. Fencing and lighting of obstructions and excavations.
        61. Granting of permission to place and maintain etc. apparatus under a road.
        61A. Charge for occupation of road.
        Control of traffic
        62. Temporary prohibition or restriction of traffic etc. on roads for reasons of public safety or convenience.
        Footpaths, footways and verges
        63. New access over verges and footways.
        64. Use of appliances etc. on footways, footpaths and cycle tracks.
        Horse traffic etc.
        65. Regulation of drivers of horsedrawn carts etc.
        Miscellaneous
        66. Maintenance of vaults and cellars etc.
        67. Power to direct that doors etc. should not open outward into road.
        Part VI Access and Stopping Up
        68. Power of roads authorities to stop up roads by order.
        69. Stopping up of dangerous access from public road to land.
        70. Stopping up of access to land from certain roads being constructed.
        71. Provisions supplementary to sections 68 to 70.
        72. Stopping up private access to land by agreement.
        73. Expenses incurred under section 69 or by virtue of section 70 or 72.
        74. Temporary provision of substitute road.
        Part VII Bridges, Tunnels and Diversion of Water
        75. Bridges over and tunnels under navigable waters.
        76. Provisions supplementary to section 75.
        77. Discontinuation of operation of certain swing bridges.
        78. Power to divert waters when constructing or improving public road etc.
        79. Powers of roads authorities and bridge owners to enter into agreements.
        80. Transfer to Secretary of State of privately maintainable bridges carrying trunk roads.
        81. Transfer to special road authority of privately maintainable bridges carrying special roads.
        81A. Roads authority for boundary bridges.
        82. Protection of bridges and railways.
        Part VIII Interference and Damage
        Obstruction of view
        83. Prevention of obstruction of view at corners, bends and junctions.
        84. Determination of questions arising out of section 83.
        General obstruction
        85. Control of builders' skips on road.
        86. Removal of builders' skips causing danger or obstruction.
        87. Power to remove structures from roads.
        88. Removal of projections which impede or endanger road users.
        89. Removal of accidental obstructions from roads.
        90. Restriction on placing bridges, beams, rails etc. over roads.
        91. Prevention of danger to road from nearby vegatation and fences etc. or from retaining walls being inadequate.
        92. Restriction on planting of trees etc. near carriageway.
        Roadside dangers
        93. Protection of road users from dangers near a road.
        94. Power to fill in roadside ditches etc.
        Vehicles
        95. Deposit of mud from vehicles on roads.
        96. Extraordinary expenses in repairing roads damaged by heavy vehicles etc.
        Miscellaneous
        97. Trading.
        98. Control of stray and other animals on roads.
        99. Prevention of flow of water etc. onto roads.
        Offences
        100. Damage to roads etc.
        101. Placing rope, wire or other apparatus in road without adequate warning.
        102. Ploughing of unenclosed land.
        Part IX Acquisition, Transfer, Vesting and Compensation
        Acquisition
        103. General provision as to acquisition of land.
        104. Acquisition of land for construction, improve-ment or protection of public roads etc.
        105. Further provision as regards acquisition of land for construction, improvement etc. of public roads.
        106. Acquisition of land for mitigating adverse effects of construction of road.
        107. Acquisition of land in connection with cattle-grids.
        108. Acquisition of land for provision of picnic site.
        109. Distance limits for purposes of compulsory acquisition.
        110. General provisions as to acquisition of land.
        111. Concurrent proceedings for special and trunk roads schemes and orders.
        Vesting and transfer
        112. Transfer of property and liabilities upon road becoming or ceasing to be a trunk road.
        113. Transfer of property and liabilities in connection with special roads etc.
        113A. Dissolution of certain bodies in consequence of order under section 9.
        114. Transfers of officers and property in connection with lighting and bus shelters, etc.
        115. Vesting of solum of stopped up road.
        Compensation
        116. Right to compensation for damage from works.
        117. Determination of disputes as to compensation.
        118. Compensation where interest in land subject to heritable security.
        119. Compensation for land acquired as service area for special road.
        Part X Miscellaneous
        120. Duty to have regard to needs of disabled and blind in executing works etc.
        121. Power to obtain road-making materials.
        122. Saving for Coast Protection Act 1949.
        123. Saving for obligation to obtain planning permission.
        124. Power to conduct experiments as regards roads construction etc.
        125. Extension of section 34 of Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
        126. Restricted roads: amendment of Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
        127. Power of Secretary of State to extend provisions of Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to proposed roads in Scotland.
        128. Saving for, and extension of section 80 of, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
        Part XI Offences
        129. Miscellaneous summary offences.
        130. Offences by bodies corporate.
        131. Penalties and mode of trial.
        Part XII Statutory Undertakers
        132. Saving for operators of telecommunications code systems.
        133. Restriction on laying of apparatus etc. in special roads.
        134. Extinguishment of rights of statutory undertakers to apparatus etc. in connection with schemes under section 7 and orders under section 9.
        135. Restriction of powers of local authority in whom sewer is vested.
        Part XIII General
        Notices
        136. Contents of notices.
        137. Service of notices.
        138. Time for enforcing certain notices.
        Inquiries
        139. Holding of inquiries.
        Powers of entry etc.
        140. Powers of entry.
        141. Power of roads authority to execute works etc. on default of person required to do so.
        142. Power to require occupier to permit work to be executed by owner.
        Regulations, orders and schemes
        143. Regulations, orders and schemes.
        144. Regulations for procedure in schemes and orders for special roads and trunk roads.
        145. Revocation and variation of certain schemes and orders.
        Crown application
        146. Application of Act to Crown land.
        Financial provisions
        147. Recovery of costs of certain orders.
        148. Exemption from stamp duty.
        149. Interest on expenses.
        150. Expenses.
        Interpretation
        151. Interpretation.
        152. Further provision as to interpretation and certain ancillary powers.
        Supplementary
        153. Consequential provision.
        154. Local enactments.
        155. General adaptation of subordinate legislation etc.
        156. Amendments, transitional provisions and repeals.
        157. Short title, commencement and extent.
        Schedules
        SCHEDULE 1 Procedures for Making or Confirming Certain Orders and Schemes
        Part I Orders
        Part II Schemes Under Sections 7 and 75(3)
        Part IIA Toll Orders Under Section 27 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
        Part III General
        Part IV Application of Statutory Orders (Special Procedure)Act9 & 10 Geo. 6 c. 18.1945
        SCHEDULE 2 Validity and Date of Operation of Certain Orders and Schemes
        SCHEDULE 3 Classes of Traffic for Purposes of Special Roads
        SCHEDULE 4 Procedure for Determination by Roads Authority of Certain Questions in Connection with Cattle-Grids
        SCHEDULE 5 Distance Limits from Public Road for Purposes of Compulsory Acquisition
        Part I Table of Limits
        Part II Further Provision With Respect to Limits
        SCHEDULE 6 Special Transitional Provisions for Trunk Roads
        Part I {no text}
        Part II {no text}
        SCHEDULE 7 Restricted Roads
        SCHEDULE 8 Penalties for Offences
        SCHEDULE 9 Minor and Consequential Amendments
        SCHEDULE 10 Transitional Provisions and Savings
        SCHEDULE 11 Repeals

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