The A470 Trunk Road (North of Betws y Coed, Conwy County Borough) (Temporary Speed Restrictions & No Overtaking) Order 2017

Publication Date:January 01, 2017
 
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2017No. 123 (W. 41)

ROAD TRAFFIC, WALES

The A470 Trunk Road (North of Betws y Coed, Conwy County Borough) (Temporary Speed Restrictions & No Overtaking) Order 2017

Made7February2017

Coming into force13February2017

The Welsh Ministers, being the traffic authority for the relevant length of the Maentwrog – East of Conwy Trunk Road (A470) (‘the trunk road’), are satisfied that traffic in a specified length of the trunk road should be restricted and/or prohibited because of works proposed on or near the road.

The Welsh Ministers, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by sections 14(1), (4) and (7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 1), make this Order.

Title, Interpretation and Commencement

1. This Order comes into force on 13 February 2017 and its title is The A470 Trunk Road (North of Betws y Coed, Conwy County Borough) (Temporary Speed Restrictions & No Overtaking) Order 2017.

2.—(1) In this Order:

‘exempted vehicle’(‘cerbyd esempt’) means:

(a) any vehicle being used by the emergency services; and

(b) any vehicle being used for naval, military or air force purposes and are being driven by a person for the time being subject to the orders of a member of the armed forces of the Crown, who is a member of the special forces—

(i) in response, or for practice in responding, to a national security emergency by a person who has been trained in driving at high speeds; or

(ii) for the purpose of training a person in driving vehicles at high speeds;

‘special forces’(‘lluoedd arbennig’) means those units of the home forces the maintenance of whose capabilities is the responsibility of the Director of Special Forces or which are for the time being subject to the operational command of that Director;

‘the length of the trunk road’(‘y darn o'r gefnffordd’) means the length of the trunk road in the County Borough of Conwy that extends from a point 1.4 kilometres north of its junction with the A5 near Betws y Coed to its junction with the unclassified road leading to the dwelling known as Pentre Bach near Capel Garmon;

‘works period’(‘cyfnod y gwaith’) means that period commencing at 07:00 hours on 13 February 2017 and ending when the temporary traffic signs are permanently removed.

(2) Any reference in this Order to a numbered article is a reference to the article bearing that number in this Order.

Restrictions and Prohibition

3. No person shall, during the works period, drive or cause or permit any vehicle to proceed...

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