The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2020

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2020/126

2020 No. 126

Highways, England

The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2020

Made 6th February 2020

Coming into force 28th February 2020

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 163(3)(d), 167(1)(a) and (2)(a), 168(1) and (2) and 171(1)(e) of the Transport Act 20001, makes the following Order.

Appropriate persons have been notified of the proposed variation in accordance with regulation 11(3)(a) of the Trunk Road Charging Schemes (Bridges and Tunnels) (England) Procedure Regulations 20012. Notices have also been published in accordance with regulation 11(3)(b) of those Regulations.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2020.

(2) It comes into force on 28th February 2020 and remains in force indefinitely.

S-2 Amendments to the 2013 Order

Amendments to the 2013 Order

2.—(1) The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 20133is amended as follows.

(2) In article 1, for paragraph (2) substitute—

S-2

2. This Order remains in force indefinitely.”.

Vere

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

6th February 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part III of the Transport Act 2000 authorises the Secretary of State to make, amend or revoke a trunk road charging scheme in respect of roads for which a strategic highways company is the traffic authority, and which are carried by a bridge, or pass through a tunnel, of at least 600 metres in length. Subject to the exceptions outlined in the Appointment of a Strategic Highways Company Order 2015 ( S.I. 2015/376), Highways England Company Limited (company number 9346363) was appointed as the highway authority for all highways within England for which the Secretary of State was the highway authority immediately before that Order, which includes the A282. Highways England Company Limited is also the traffic authority for these roads by virtue of section 121A(1AB) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27).

The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 2013 (“the 2013 Order”) introduced the current charging scheme in respect of the roads carried by the Dartford Crossing. The 2013 Order, by virtue of article 1(2), was to cease to have effect at the...

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