CHAPTER 179

RELATING TO MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, WITH RESPECT TO THE AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITIES IN THE PLACING AND MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES ON STATE HIGHWAYS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 506, Title 21, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by striking out and repealing all of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 506. Erection of traffic control signals

(a) The State Highway Department, with reference to State highways under its jurisdiction, may erect and maintain traffic control signals, being any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop or proceed.

(b) Incorporated cities and towns in the State, with reference to State highways within the corporate limits, may erect and maintain such traffic control signals as shall be authorized by proper ordinance of the city or town and by the State Highway Department.

Section 2. The provisions of this Act shall in no way apply or relate to the city of Wilmington.

Approved June 26, 1953.