CHAPTER 380

RELATING TO STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 17 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO JURISDICTION, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.

WHEREAS, there are presently approximately 73 miles of streets and roads in this State which are badly in need of repair, reconstruction and maintenance, and

WHEREAS, at present they do not fall within the jurisdiction of the State Highway Department and for that reason cannot be properly maintained,

NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. That Section 131, Chapter 1, Title 17 of the Delaware Code be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following new paragraphs:

All roads and streets situate in unincorporated suburban communities throughout the State which were built or created between July 1, 1935 and July 1, 1951 whether paved or unpaved shall henceforth be under the absolute care, management and control of the State Highway Department and shall be maintained, repaired and reconstructed by the said State Highway Department.

The State Highway Department is hereby authorized and directed to immediately commence the necessary preliminary work in order to bring these roads up to proper standards as soon as possible with due consideration for the immediate needs of certain areas.

Approved July 1, 1955.