The North West Scotland Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) (No. 4) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 132

ROAD TRAFFIC

The North West Scotland Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) (No. 4) Order 2020

Made23rdApril2020

Coming into force1stMay2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(1) and (2), 4(1) and 14(1)(a) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 14(1) of that Act, they are satisfied that the traffic on the lengths of road specified in the schedule should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near those lengths of road.

In accordance with section 14(3) of that Act, they have had regard to the existence of alternative routes suitable for the traffic which will be affected by this Order.

Citation, commencement and cessation

1. This Order may be cited as the North West Scotland Trunk Roads (Temporary Prohibitions of Traffic and Overtaking and Temporary Speed Restrictions) (No. 4) Order 2020, comes into force on 1 May 2020 and ceases to have effect on 1 August 2020.

Prohibition on use of a road

2. No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or part or parts of a length of road, specified in the schedule when a prohibition is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 8 (diagram 7105 – position of barrier to mark length of road closed or to guide traffic past an obstruction) of the sign table in Part 6 of schedule 13 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016( 2).

Prohibition on overtaking

3.—(1) No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle in such a way that it overtakes any other moving vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in the schedule when a prohibition is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 5 (diagram 632 – no overtaking) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 3 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

(2) “Other moving vehicle” does not include a cycle, motor cycle, tricycle or any other vehicle not being a motor vehicle in accordance with section 140 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 3).

Speed restriction

4.—(1) No person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in column 1 of the tables in Parts 2 and 3 of the schedule at a speed exceeding that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of the relevant table when a restriction is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 1 (diagram 670 – maximum speed limit in mph) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 10 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

(2) When this paragraph applies, no person may use, or permit the use of, any vehicle on a length of road, or a part or parts of a length of road, specified in column 1 of the table in Part 3 of the schedule at a speed exceeding 10 miles per hour when that restriction is identified as applying to that length of road, or a part or parts of that length of road, by means of a traffic sign of the type described in item 1 (diagram 670 – maximum speed limit in mph) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 10 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

(3) Paragraph (2) applies when convoy working is in operation and indicated by one or more of the traffic signs of the types described in:

(a) item 34 (diagram 7025 – vehicles to be escorted through road works ahead), item 35 (diagram 7026 – explanation of reason for escorting vehicles in convoys) and item 36 (diagram 7029 – convoy vehicles no overtaking) of the sign table in Part 6 of schedule 13, and

(b) item 58 (diagram 7011 – point beyond which vehicular traffic must not proceed when required to stop) of the sign table in Part 2 of schedule 14.

Exemptions

5. No prohibition imposed by this Order applies to vehicles being used in an emergency for fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard purposes or a vehicle while being used for carrying out the works.

6. No speed restriction imposed by this Order applies to—

(a) vehicles falling within regulation 3(4) of the Road Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces) (Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011( 4) when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations, or

(b) vehicles being used in an emergency for coastguard purposes.

Buchanan House,

Glasgow

23rd April 2020

D LAIRD

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

SCHEDULE

Articles 2, 3 and 4

SPECIFIED LENGTHS OF ROAD

PART 1

1

Specified lengths of road

1. That length of the A85 Tyndrum – Oban Trunk Road from its junction with the Corran Esplanade Roundabout, Oban southwards on Corran Esplanade to its junction with George Street, Oban, a distance of 480 metres or thereby.

2. That length of the A85 Tyndrum – Oban Trunk Road from its junction with Dunollie Road, Oban southwards in Dunollie Road, George Street and Airds Place to its junction with Argyll Square Roundabout, Oban, a distance of 795 metres or thereby.

PART 2

1

2

Specified lengths of road

Speed restriction (miles per hour)

3. That length of the M9/A9 Edinburgh – Stirling – Thurso Trunk Road being the northbound and southbound carriageways from a point 1.8 kilometres or thereby north of the private access road junction leading to the B9152 and the property known as East Lodge by Croftcarnoch to a point 2.7 kilometres or thereby southwest of the Aviemore (South) Junction of the A9 Trunk Road with the B9152, a distance of 7.7 kilometres or thereby.

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PART 3

1

2

Specified lengths of road

Speed restriction (miles per hour)

4. That length of the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road from its junction with the A84/A85 Stirling – Crianlarich Trunk Road at Crianlarich, north westwards to its junction with the A85...

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