7.6 Deactivation Hazard Warning Signs

Before deactivation activities begin, erect warning signs at appropriate locations during the period of road deactivation activities to warn potential users of the road (either open or closed to traffic) of the hazards that can be expected on the whole road or at a particular location. Where an entire drainage or system of roads is being deactivated, post the signs at the earliest location to warn of the upcoming hazards. Repair or replace damaged or missing signs as required during the period of the works. There is no legal requirement to leave signs in place upon completion of deactivation works. Normally the deactivation works (barricading, water barring etc) can serve as sufficient warning to potential users that a road has been deactivated.