AN ACT to amend Chapter 55 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware relating to the roads and bridges of New Castle County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 55 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following to be styled 1575 A, Section 95 A:
1575 A. Section 95 A. POWER TO CLOSE ROADS DURING CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT OR REPAIR; USE OF CLOSED ROAD MISDEMEANOR; PENALTY; EXCEPTION: Whenever, in the judgment of the Levy Court of any County or of any department of the State having jurisdiction and control of roads it is necessary to close a road, or a portion thereof, to public travel which is being constructed, improved or repaired by any such Levy Court or department, upon the adoption of a resolution by any such Levy Court or department to the effect that it is necessary to close such road, or portion thereof, to public travel for either of said reasons, any such Levy Court or department, or those having charge of said construction, improvement or repair shall have the right to close such road, or portion thereof, to public travel by the erection of barriers or otherwise, and any person, other than an ordinary foot traveller, who shall use such road, or portion thereof, while the same is closed pursuant to said Resolution, for any purpose whatever, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than One Hundred Dollars, provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall in any way affect the right of persons using said roads or portion thereof, so closed, for the purpose of necessary ingress, egress or regress to any property located thereon.
Approved March 22, A. D. 1917.