Local Government Act, 1955

Temporary closing of road.

35.—(1) The local authority charged with the maintenance of a road may, after giving such notice as may be prescribed, close the road or any part thereof to public traffic for such period and subject to such conditions as they think fit.

(2) Where, pursuant to a decision of a local authority under subsection (1) of this section, a road or part of a road is to be closed, the local authority may by order permit the holding of a road race or similar event on it during the period for which it is to be closed.

(3) If any person without due authority uses or permits the use of a vehicle on a road closed to it under this section, or wilfully obstructs or interferes with the conduct of any event permitted under this section, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(4) The Minister may by order annul or vary any decision or order made by a local authority under this section, and the local authority shall give such public notice of the order made by the Minister as may be prescribed.