Overhead wires: who foots bill?
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IF overhead wires have to be removed to allow a load to pass beneath them, the haulier is likely to have to pay all or part of the cost. It is a matter of negotiation between him and the authority concerned.
This is the opinion—sought by the RHA—of counsel. He adds that if the load can pass under the wires but the authority deems it unsafe, the authority should pay. The authority should, in ordinary circumstances, also foot the bill for any escort it thinks desirable.