An Introduction to Highway Law focuses on the law relating to the creation, upkeep, development, and ownership of highways, including the powers and duties of highway authorities, the rights of users of the highway and of those who own land around the highway. This new edition takes full account of legislation and case law since 2007 when the third edition was published.
- Provides an overview of all aspects highway law, from dedication and adoption, through maintenance responsibilities, obstruction of highways, drainage and traffic regulation to diversions and extinguishments
- Defines "highway" and related terms, including "road", "street", "unadopted highway", "motorway", "private way", and "footpath"
- Examines the issues surrounding the creation of highways, including the dedication of a right of way
- Describes the duty to maintain highways and bridges, including drainage, lighting, street furniture, and specific issues relating to railway and canal bridges
- Discusses the liability of the Highway Authority for accidents on the highway
- Examines the ownership of highways, public rights of passage and obstruction of the highway
- Considers the issues faced when making improvements to highways and the construction of new roads
- Describes the powers and responsibilities of the statutory undertakers in laying services in streets and the provisions of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004
- Explains how the Road Traffic Acts regulate who can drive on the roads and describes the powers to make traffic orders
- Defines rights of way, including footpaths, bridleways, and byways, and the legislation that regulates their use and maintenance
- Covers the diversion and extinguishment of highways and public rights of way
- Includes Tables of Statutes, SIs and Cases
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