Special Roads Act 1949

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Special Roads Act 1949
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to provide for the construction of roads reserved for special classes of traffic; to amend the law relating to trunk roads; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
Territorial extent England, Wales, and Scotland
Other legislation
Repealed byHighways Act 1959
Status: Repealed
Text of the Special Roads Act 1949 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.
Special Roads Act 1949

The Special Roads Act 1949 (c.32) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that:

  • Authorised the construction of special roads (that became known as motorways)
  • Allowed these roads to be restricted to specific types of vehicles

The Special Roads Act was repealed and replaced by the Highways Act 1959, and later the Highways Act 1980. This act did not apply to Northern Ireland.

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