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The Highways Act, 1925

( ACT NO. III OF 1925 )

Temporary closing of Government road
3. The Government or any officer empower by the Government in this behalf may, by public note, displayed in a conspicuous portion of the road, declare any Government road or part thereof to be closed temporarily for the purpose of repairing such road, or for the purpose of constructing any sewer, drain, culvert or bridge, or for any other similar public purpose:
Provided that the Government or any officer empowered by the Government in this behalf shall, before declaring any such road or part thereof to be closed, be bound, were possible, to provide other reasonably sufficient means of access to holdings adjacent to such road or part, if no such means of access already exist:
Provided also that where there is a stretch of road over half a mile in length, the road or part thereof closed at any one time shall not exceed half a mile in length, and that, where possible, in such closed parts, an alternative route shall be provided.

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