(1) The Director may, on application made in writing and containing such particulars as he may require for the purposes of this section, issue a road works permit to authorize the applicant to carry out any road works within the Area.
(2) The Director may-
(a) erect, display or place and maintain, or direct an operator or his agent to erect, display or place and maintain traffic signs, light signals, road markings or lanterns of such size, colour and type as he considers appropriate for the purpose of lighting, marking, and guarding road works; and
(b) determine fees (including reasonable administrative charges) ("lighting and guarding fees") payable in respect thereof.
(3) A person responsible for any road works under a permit issued under subsection (1) shall pay to the Director or the operator, as may be appropriate, the lighting and guarding fees determined for the time being.
(4) The lighting and guarding fees may be collected by-
(a) the Director, in a manner determined by him, where they are payable to him;
(b) an operator, in a manner determined by him, where they are payable to him.
(5) For the avoidance of doubt it is stated that a person who carries out road works under a permit issued under this section or a person referred to in section 17(2) is not required to obtain an excavation permit under section 10A or 10D, or an emergency excavation permit under section 10C of the Land (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 28) or a permit under Part IV of the Road Traffic (Expressway) Regulations (Cap 374 sub. leg. Q). (Amended 29 of 1998 s. 104; 17 of 2003 s. 16)