CHAPTER 649

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

IN REFERENCE TO THE ACUTE NEED FOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE AREA OF THE DOVER AIR FORCE BASE.

WHEREAS, the Department of Defense of the United States Government is expanding very rapidly the Dover Air Force Base located to the south and east of Dover, Delaware along U. S. Traffic Route No. 113, and

WHEREAS, the activities at the Base are overtaxing and will continue to overtax the existing highway facilities serving the Air Force Base, and

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware fully recognizes the highway problems that are being created and is in full accord that highway improvements along U. S. Traffic Route 113 and the Lebanon Road to the westward are urgently needed, and

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware has examined this critical highway problems very carefully and finds that there are insufficient local financial means at the present time to cope with the problem and to provide the improvements necessary to care for the traffic problems created solely by the expansion of the Dover Air Force Base; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 118th General Assembly of the State of Delaware (the House of Representatives concurring therein) as follows:

1. That the Department of Defense of the United States Government and/or the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Commerce of the United States Government be and they are hereby requested to seek means to provide to the State of Delaware special sums of money that will materially aid the State of Delaware in improving highway facilities in the area of the Dover Air Force Base in the very near future.

2. That the proper federal agency be authorized to release to the State of Delaware special funds sufficient to meet at least 50% of the cost of the improvement work necessary on U. S. Traffic Route 113 and 33 1/3% of the cost of improvement work necessary on the Lebanon Road and if no such special funds are at present available that legislation be Introduced into the Congress of the United States to accomplish this purpose.

3. That copies of this Resolution be directed by the Secretary of the Senate to the Secretary of the Department of Defense, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Commerce, and to each member of Delaware's delegation in the Congress of the United States.

Approved April 18, 1955.