CHAPTER 57 - APPROPRIATION TO STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ERECT DYKES FROM BROADKILL BEACH TO MISPILLION RIVER ON THE DELAWARE BAY SHORE TO PROTECT THE HIGHWAYS AND LANDS OF CEDAR CREEK AND BROADKILL HUNDREDS FROM INUNDATION BY THE WATERS OF DELAWARE BAY.

WHEREAS, the road between Slaughters Beach and Cedar Beach. in Sussex County, and the road between Broadkill Beach , and the town of Milton in Sussex County, and the road between Fowler Beach and the State Highway in Sussex County, and the road between Prime Hook and the State Highway in Sussex County are in great danger of seasonal wash-outs due to the spring tides and storms, and

WHEREAS, these roads require immediate protection from the seasonal elements because the wash-outs of the past have greatly handicapped vehicular movement along said roads; therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the State Highway Department is hereby authorized, fully empowered, and directed to provide and erect such dykes along the Delaware Bay Shore between Broadkill Beach and Mispillion River, and also such connecting banks between the low dunes at the various places where breaches have been made by the storm conditions during recent years, as in the judgment of the said Department shall be necessary to protect the highways and lands of Cedar Creek and Broadkill Hundreds from inundation by the waters of Delaware Bay--the said Department to use any aid that may be secured from the Civilian Construction Corps in said area.

Section 2. That a sum not in excess of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars is hereby appropriated out of the State Highway Fund for the purpose specified in Section 1 of this Act, and the State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay upon proper vouchers drawn by the State Highway Department on the State Highway Fund for such amounts as may be expended within the limits herein-before set forth.

Approved May 5, 1937.