Local Government (Roads and Motorways) Act, 1974

Directions by Minister relating to national roads and motorways.

11.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other enactment, a road authority shall, in the exercise of their functions in relation to a national road or motorway, comply with all or any directions that may be given by the Minister pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The Minister may, after consultation with the road authority, give directions in relation to all or any of the following matters—

(a) the management of national roads and motorways;

(b) the planning and construction of national roads and motorways;

(c) the standards and specifications to be applied to works carried out for the purposes of national roads and motorways;

(d) the programming of works;

(e) the execution of works;

(f) the taking of surveys;

(g) the provision of traffic signs on national roads and motorways; and

(h) the co-ordination of all or any of the foregoing matters, or any matters relating thereto, either within the area of any one road authority or in conjunction with any other road authority or road authorities.

(3) In this section—

“traffic sign” has the meaning assigned to it by the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 and 1968; and

“works” includes works of construction, maintenance and improvement.