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AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE NEW CASTLE - GUNNING BEDFORD REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING TWO PEDESTRIAN OVERPASSES OVER U.S. ROUTE 13 IN WIMINGTON MANOR AND ACQUIRING THE NECESSARY RIGHTS-OF-WAY THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the New Castle-Gunning Bedford Reorganized School District has made a careful examination of the transportation problems and the frequency of exposure to traffic hazards which seriously affect the safety of school children in the School District; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the New Castle-Gunning Bedford Reorganized School District has determined the need for two overpasses over U.S. Route 13 in Wilmington Manor leading to and from the School sites; and

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department and the State Board of Education after reviewing and considering the factors required have indicated their approval and cooperation of this proposal for the construction of the overpasses; and

WHEREAS, the total cost of the two overpasses is estimated to be $190,000 to be paid sixty per cent (60%) by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund, the remainder to be paid by the local governing unit or the local School Board out of any accumulated balance in the Local Current Expense Account;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The State Highway Department is authorized to erect two pedestrian overpasses over U.S. Route 13 in Wilmington Manor, New Castle County, Delaware, leading to and from the School sites in that locality.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated to the State Highway Department the sum of $114,000 for the sole purpose of erecting two pedestrian overpasses over U.S. Route 13 in Wilmington Manor, New Castle County, Delaware. Such sum shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund from monies not otherwise appropriated. Any portion of the said sum of $114,000 which shall remain unexpended after the erection of the two overpasses shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 3. The local School Board of the New Castle-Gunning Bedford Reorganized School District shall pay the remainder of the sum required to erect the two overpasses over U.S. Route 13 in Wilmington Manor from the accumulated balance of the Local Current Expense Account, any provisions of Title 14 to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 4. Any sums hereby authorized to be paid from the accumulated balance of the Local Current Expense Account which are unencumbered or unexpended upon completion of the overpasses identified in Section 2 hereof shall revert to the Local Current Expense Account of the New Castle-Gunning Bedford School District.

Approved June 30, 1970.