CHAPTER 309

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 349

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN OVERHEAD WALKWAY OVER INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 1-495 TO CONNECT THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOLLWOOD TO CLAYMONT PROPER.

WHEREAS, in Brandywine Hundred, there exists a large residential development exceeding 250 homes, known as Knollwood; and

WHEREAS, an actual count discloses a total of 302 children who walk to either the Claymont Public School or the Holy Rosary School; and

WHEREAS, at present, these children can leave the Development of Knollwood by use of an existing sidewalk situated on the north side of the Philadelphia Pike; and

WHEREAS, many elderly citizens, in order to walk to the only available bank, grocery stores, churches, etc. must likewise use the sidewalk situated on the north side of the Philadelphia Pike; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Highways and Transportation of the State of Delaware have under contract a new dual highway identified as Interstate Highway 1-495; and

WHEREAS, the design of the new 1-495 highway will tend to isolate the community of Knollwood from that portion of Claymont wherein are situated schools, stores, and churches; and

WHEREAS, the Highway Department authorities admit that the design of this new Interstate 1-495 Highway will cause the residents of Knollwood and all other pedestrians great danger to their lives by having to cross wide lanes of traffic in order to use the existing sidewalk located on the north side of Philadelphia Pike.

NOW, THEREFORE :

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $25,000 to the Department of Highways and Transportation for the purpose of constructing an overhead walkway only, connecting the development of Knollwood to Claymont Proper.

Section 2. This Act is a supplemental appropriation and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Section 3. All funds herein appropriated unexpended or unencumbered by June 30, 1975 shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved May 10, 1974.