The role of the highways authority is to maintain, reconstruct and improve the highway in the interests of, and protecting the rights of, the public.
Diversionary Works are when a highway authority considers improvement works (often major improvements) are needed and it is possible that undertakers (utilities) apparatus running under a highway may need to be diverted.
- New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
- The Street Works (Sharing of Costs of Works) (England) Regulations 2000
- Diversionary Works Code of Practice - not obtainable electronically but available from TSO as ‘Measures Necessary Where Apparatus is Affected By Major Works (Diversionary Works) A Code of Practice June 1992 (ISBN 0 11 551149 0).