Traffic Management Act
The Traffic Management Act was introduced in 2004 to tackle congestion and disruption on the road network. The Act places a duty on local traffic authorities to ensure the expeditious movement of traffic on their road network and those networks of surrounding authorities. the Act gives authorities additional tools to better manage parking policies, moving traffic enforcement and the coordination of street works.
The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
Street works is a term used to refer to works to roads carried out by “undertakers” (which for the most part means public utilities such as electricity, gas, telecommunications and water companies), or their contractors. These works are subject to the provisions of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 , under which a utility is required to inform the relevant street authority (normally the local authority) of any street works which it is carrying out on their roads. In turn, the street authority are obliged to keep a register of works in their area, including their own highway works.
Queries about specific works should be directed to the utility concerned or the relevant street authority.