Section 58 Restrictions

 A Section 58 is a legal notice which is served on all the 'statutory undertakers' who carry out work in the county. Statutory undertakers can include the following type of companies - United Utilities, British Telecom, National Grid, Virgin Media. The Section 58 prevents 'statutory undertakers' from digging up the road for a period of between 2-3 years after the road has been resurfaced or reconstructed. In special cases 'statutory undertakers' can dig up a road if there is an emergency or if they need to provide a new customer service. 

In order for a Section 58 to be enforced the appropriate service procedure must be followed.