CHAPTER 181

FORMERLY SENATE BILL NO. 468

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A FLASHING BEACON AT THE INTERSECTION OF DELAWARE ROUTES 28 AND 20.

WHEREAS, on Friday afternoon, June 18, 1971, at the intersection of Delaware routes 28 and 20, at a location known as Hardscrapple, four (4) persons were fatally injured, one of which was a two year old child; and

WHEREAS, the quadruple fatality which occurred Friday, June 18, 1971, was one of the worst accidents in the State of Delaware since early 1970; and

WHEREAS, the said intersection of Delaware routes 28 and 20 at the community of Hardscrapple has been the scene of numerous serious accidents; and

WHEREAS, the said intersection is presently controlled only by stop signs; and

WHEREAS, in the interest of the public safety of all concerned a large flashing signal at the intersection of Delaware routes 28 and 20 with advance warning will better serve to inform the driving public of said intersection;

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1000) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Highways and Transportation for the purpose of installing a 12 inch in diameter flashing beacon with advance warning signs at the intersection of Delaware routes 28 and 20.

the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. The funds so appropriated shall be used only for the purpose herein specified, and any funds appropriated but remain unexpended by June 30, 1972, shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved July 1, 1971.