The Traffic Management Act became law on 22nd July 2004. Part 2 of the Traffic Management Act came into force on the 4th January 2005. These sections place a new network management duty on all local traffic authorities in England

A copy of the Act and related documents can be found on the links detailed below:

pdf_icon.gifReport on the public consultation on parts 3 and 4 of the TMA and section 74 of NRSWA.

pdf_icon.gifRevised DfT timetable for the implementation of Traffic Management Act street works provisions (parts 3 and 4) and related New Roads and Street Works Act provisions.” May 2006

Traffic Management Act, Parts 3-4 and New roads and Street Works Act Section 74
Consultation Document available at:
Closing Date for Responses 26th April 2005

The Traffic Management Act can be found at:

Explanatory Notes can be found at:

TMA Commencement Order No. 1 can be found at:

TMA Commencement Order No. 2 can be found at:

Network Management Duty Guidance

DFT press release can be found at:

Updated Co-ordination CoP

The third edition of the Co-ordination Code of Practice came into force (replacing the 2nd Edition) on 1 April 2008. The Code provides practical guidance on a range of responsibilities for authorities and undertakers. The current revision published in August 2009 replaces the version released in March 2008 and includes chapter 10 on s74 overrun charges. Click here to locate the updated Code.


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