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Ministry of Works & Transport

MOWT To Remove Illegal Signages and Structures on the Highway

MOWT To Remove Illegal Signages and Structures on the Highway Printable Version

29 Sep 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE


NOTICE REQUIRING THE REMOVAL OF STRUCTURES/SIGNAGES FROM HIGHWAY


Made by the Minister of Works and Transport under Section 52(1) of the Highways Act, Chapter 48:01

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise owners and/or persons in possession or control of illegally erected billboards along the Churchill Roosevelt and Solomon Hochoy Highway reserves that the construction of these structures, by virtue of its location is in breach of the provision of Section 52(1) of the Highways Act, Chapter 48:01 quoted below. As such they are required to remove their structures within 21 days of receiving notice from the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The Highways Act, Chapter 48:01 states:

51. Any person, who without lawful authority or excuse, erects a building or fence, or plants a hedge in a highway which consists of or comprises a carriageway is liable to a fine of five hundred dollars.

52. (1) Where a structure has been erected or set up on a highway otherwise than under provision of this Act or some other written law, the highway authority for the highway may by notice require the person having control or possession of the structure to remove it within such time as may be specified in the notice.

(2) Where a local highway authority serves a notice under this section, the person on whom the notice is served may, within seven days from the date of service of the notice, appeal to the Minister, and, if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Minister that the removal of the structure within the time specified in the notice would cause undue hardship to any person, the Minister may extend the time by such period as he thinks just.

(3) If a structure in respect of which a notice has been served under this section is not removed within the time specified in the notice, or, in a case where the Minister has under subsection (2) extended the time so specified, within the time as so extended, the highway authority may remove the structure and recover the expenses reasonably incurred by it in so doing from the person having control or possession of the structure, but the power of the highway authority under this subsection shall not be exercised until the expiration of twenty-one days from the date of service of the notice, or, if an appeal has been made to the Minister against the notice, until after the appeal has been determined.

(4) In this section “structure” includes any machine, pump, post or other object of such a nature as to be capable of causing obstruction, and a structure may be treated for the purposes of this section as having been erected or set up notwithstanding that it is on wheels.


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