CHAPTER 440

AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO UNDERTAKE A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A NORTH-SOUTH, EAST-WEST TOLL HIGHWAY NETWORK THROUGH THE STATE.

WHEREAS, recent years have witnessed substantial increases in the economic, industrial and recreational development in the State; and

WHEREAS, this development has caused, and has been fostered by a substantial increase in the vehicular traffic volumes in the State; and

WHEREAS, the increased volume of traffic has caused substantial delays, congestion and hazards to road safety on existing highways.

NOW THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The State Highway Department shall retain an independent nationally-known consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study covering locations, costs, revenues, financial feasibility and priorities with respect to the construction of a North-South, East-West Toll Highway network through the State of Delaware, and report the results thereof to the General Assembly at the commencement of the 125th General Assembly.

Section 2. The sum of $25,000.00 is appropriated to the State Highway Department to effectuate the purpose of this Act.

Section 3. This Act is a supplementary appropriation for the fiscal year 1969 and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated. Any sums appropriated herein, if not previously expended, shall not revert into the General Fund until June 30, 1970.

Approved August 9, 1968.