The M6 Toll Motorway and the M42 Motorway (Junction 8 to Junction 7) (Warwickshire) (Temporary Restriction of Traffic) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 811

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The M6 Toll Motorway and the M42 Motorway (Junction 8 to Junction 7) (Warwickshire) (Temporary Restriction of Traffic) Order 2020

Made28thJuly2020

Coming into force31stJuly2020

WHEREAS the Secretary of State for Transport, being the traffic authority for the M6 Toll Motorway (“the M6 Toll”) and the M42 Motorway (“the M42”), is satisfied that traffic on a length of the M6 Toll Motorway and a length of the M42 Motorway, in the County of Warwickshire, should be restricted because works are proposed to be executed thereon:

NOW, THEREFORE, the Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 1), hereby makes the following Order:

1. This Order may be cited as the M6 Toll Motorway and the M42 Motorway (Junction 8 to Junction 7) (Warwickshire) (Temporary Restriction of Traffic) Order 2020 and shall come into force on Friday 31st July 2020.

2. In this Order—

“the motorway” means –

(i) the southbound carriageway of the M6 Toll from the centreline of Kingsbury Road overbridge, at Curdworth, to its merge with the southbound carriageway of the M42 at Junction 8; and

(ii) the southbound carriageway of the M42 from a point 165 metres south of the centreline of the Watton Lane underbridge, at Water Orton, to a point 615 metres north of the centreline of the B4114 Birmingham Road overbridge, at Coleshill;

“the works period” means the period starting at 20:00 hours on Friday 7 August 2020 and ending when the said works have been completed;

and a reference to an article followed by a number is a reference to the article in this Order which bears that number.

3. Subject as mentioned in article 4, no person shall, during the works period, cause or permit any vehicle to be driven at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour on the motorway.

4. The provisions of article 3 shall apply only during such times and to such extent as shall from time to time be indicated by traffic signs and shall not apply to any vehicle–

(a) being used by the police, fire, and rescue authority or ambulance purposes;

(b) proceeding at the direction of, or with the permission of, a police constable; and

(c) falling within regulation 3(4) of the Road Traffic Exemptions (Special Forces) (Variation and Amendment) Regulations 2011( 2) when used in accordance with regulation 3(5) of those Regulations.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

28th July 2020

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