STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.
AN ACT to amend Section 5 of Chapter 63 of Volume 29 of the Laws of Delaware by providing for the construction of State Highways Through incorporated towns.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in, General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Section 5 of Chapter 63 of Volume 29, of the Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto after the seventieth line thereof the following:
When, in the judgment of the State Highway Department, the route for the construction or re-construction of any state highway should continue through any incorporated town within this State, the Department shall construct and maintain said highway through such incorporated town, such construction and maintenance to be at the sole expense of the Department, unless the duly constituted governing body of said town shall agree to other terms.
Whenever the Department shall construct a State Highway through any such incorporated town, it shall not change the widths of the street or streets of said town, except with the consent of the duly constituted governing body of said town.
Whenever the Department shall construct a State Highway through any such incorporated town, it shall have the whole and sole control over such construction and over the maintenance of said highway through said town, and such highway, shall not be undermined, broken, opened or any wise torn up for any purpose whatsoever by any person whatsoever, except by the permit in writing of the Department.
Approved April 14, A. D. 1919.