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Glossary

 Term  Definition
2005 Act  Transport (Scotland) Act 2005
Commissioner The Scottish Road Works Commissioner
HAUC Highways Authorities and Utility Committee
NRSWA The New Roads And Street Works Act 1991
NJUG National Joint Utilities Group
RAUC(S) Roads Authorities and Utilities Committee (Scotland)
reinstatement When a road is dug up, the reinstatement is the refilling of the hole or trench with suitable compacted material and the proper replacement of the running surface
roads authority An authority responsible for the management and maintenance of certain roads under the terms of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984
road works authority A "roads authority" undertaking its duties under NRSWA
Scottish road works community The roads authorities and utility companies operating in Scotland
SCOTS Society Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland
SRWR Scottish Road Works Register
traffic management The signs, cones and barriers associated with road works
traffic sensitive roads A road designated by the road authority on which works would be likely to cause serious disruption. To be designated as such, the road requires to meet certain specific criteria
undertaker In NRSWA an undertaker is described as "..the person by whom the relevant statutory right is exercisable to ... execute road works..." Also known as a "statutory undertaker". These are utility companies responsible for a utility such as electricity, gas, water or telecommunications and are licensed by an appropriate regulator
utility companies Utility companies are responsible for a utility such as electricity, gas, water or telecommunications and are licensed by an appropriate regulator. Also known as an "undertaker"