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Council fines for badly managed roadworks

Contributed by editor on Feb 03, 2005 - 12:33 PM


COUNCIL FINES FOR BADLY MANAGED ROADWORKS



Tough new penalties have been outlined to tackle the traffic chaos caused by badly managed roadworks.



The measures are aimed at utility companies and local authories who dig up the streets.



Those who do not meet deadlines for completing work on time will be face fines of up to £5000.



The new plans are detailed in a consultation for the Government's Traffic Management Act - which gives local
authorities new powers to better manage and co-ordinate street works.



Proposals include the introduction of a permit scheme, fixed penalties for utility companies who commit criminal
offences and fines for firms whose work overruns.



Local authorities will also get stronger powers to stop works that clash with major sporting events or local market
days.



Alistair Darling, Transport Secretary said: "Every motorist knows the frustration of being held up by roadworks that seem to go on and on. The new
measures will provide better controls to get work done so that it minimises delays."



 
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