The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) is a UK law that sets out requirements for street works and road works carried out by utility companies, local authorities, and others who need to dig up roads or footpaths. Some of the key provisions of the act include:
– The requirement for anyone carrying out street works to obtain a permit or give notice to the relevant local authority, and to follow specific procedures and regulations for the works
– The requirement for utility companies to provide written notice to affected parties, such as residents and businesses, before carrying out street works, and to minimize disruption as much as possible
– The regulation of the use of road signs, barriers, and traffic management measures during street works to ensure safety and minimize disruption to traffic flow and pedestrian access
– The provision of guidance and training for those carrying out street works to ensure that they are competent and follow best practices for safety and efficiency.
Overall, the NRSWA aims to improve the coordination and management of street works and road works to minimize disruption to the public, ensure safety, and protect the infrastructure.