CHAPTER 237

AUTHORIZING DEDICATION OF CERTAIN HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEDICATION OF A CERTAIN HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE AS A PART OF THE APPROACHES OF THE DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

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

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware is engaged in constructing the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the approaches thereto, the cost of acquisition of lands and construction of said bridge being paid from the proceeds of certain revenue bonds issued for that purpose; and

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware has acquired in the name of the State of Delaware title to certain lands in New Castle County lying between the Coleman duPont Boulevard at or about Farnhurst, Delaware, and the New Castle Road and is engaged in constructing thereon a certain traffic interchange and a certain approach highway which are properly a part of the approaches of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the cost of the acquisition of said lands and the construction of said traffic interchange and approach highway being paid from the general funds available to the State Highway Department for road construction; and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is willing to dedicate said traffic interchange and said approach highway as an approach of the Delaware Memorial Bridge upon the reimbursement of the general funds of the State Highway Department for the cost of acquiring said lands and constructing said interchange and approach highway:

Section 1. Upon reimbursement of the general funds available to the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware for road construction purposes of all cost of acquisition of land and of all costs of construction of a certain traffic interchange at the Coleman duPont Boulevard at or about Farnhurst, Delaware, and all cost of construction of an approach highway leading from said traffic interchange to the approaches of the Delaware Memorial Bridge at or about the New Castle Road, the State of Delaware will dedicate said traffic interchange and approach highway as a part of the approaches to the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the end that said traffic interchange and approach highway shall be available for use as and will form an integral part of the approaches to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and shall be maintained as such so long as the Delaware Memorial Bridge shall be in existence; provided, however, that no part of the present right-of-way of the Coleman duPont Boulevard shall be included in said dedication, and no part of the cost of work done within the said right-of-way shall be included in said reimbursement.

Section 2. To evidence the dedication authorized in Section 1 hereof, the Governor of the State of Delaware is authorized to execute an appropriate instrument under the Great Seal of the State of Delaware attested by the Secretary of State evidencing the dedication authorized by Section 1 hereof. Said instrument when so executed shall be recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for New Castle County, Delaware. Said instrument of dedication shall be executed upon the presentation to the Governor of the State of Delaware of an appropriate certificate signed by the chairman of the State Highway Department certifying that the general funds of the State Highway Department available for road construction purposes have been reimbursed from the funds available for the construction of the Delaware Memorial Bridge for all cost of land acquisition and construction of said traffic interchange and of said approach highway.

Approved June 5, 1951.