CHAPTER 157

ROADS AND BRIDGES GRANTING POWER TO STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE CERTAIN PUBLIC ROADS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO ROADS AND BRIDGES BY GRANTING POWER TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE CERTAIN PUBLIC ROADS IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 55 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing 1654. Sec. 10. thereof and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"1654. Sec. 10. The State Highway Department shall have full power and authority to close any public road in the State of Delaware running parallel with any improved highway in the State of Delaware, provided, that all the abutting property owners along said public road consent to the vacating of such public road and signify such consent in writing.

"Where any such public road is vacated and closed, the abutting property owners on either side thereof shall be permitted to extend the boundaries of their respective properties to the middle of such vacated and closed public road and shall own all of that land up to said middle of said vacated and closed public road."

Approved June 4, 1951.