STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An Act to create a State Highway Department, establishing a system of State Highways and providing for the improvement and maintenance thereof, and the appropriating and borrowing money therefor," the same being Chapter 63, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 63, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out Section 7 and Section 8 thereto, and substituting in lieu thereof the following new sections to be known as Section 7 and Section 8.
Section 7. The chief engineer shall immediately upon assuming the duties of his office, prepare or acquire a survey and maps, plans or plots of the roads of the State, and information concerning the amount and nature of the traffic on the different portions thereof, the nature of the improvement thereof, if any, and the condition thereof, and such other details of information as will give assistance in laying out a system of State High- way or Highways as required by this Act. From time to time he shall recommend to the department a program for the con- version of roads or portions of roads into state highways for the purposes of converting the road or roads of travel which will accommodate the greatest needs of the people of the State, into State highways ; the probable cost of the construction or reconstruction of such road or portion of road so recommended to be converted, and the roads or portions of roads which should first be converted and the probable amount of roads which could be constructed or reconstructed. From time to time thereafter the chief engineer shall make like recommendations modifying, if necessary, any recommendations theretofore made. The chief engineer shall have charge and supervision of all engineering work done by or under the control of said department, and he shall have charge and supervision of the maintenance of all State highways. He shall have power to discharge any employee of the department whose duties bring such employee under his authority. He shall also act as consulting engineer for the County Road Engineer of the respective Counties whenever required by the Department. In addition to the foregoing specified duties the chief engineer shall perform such other duties as may be reasonably required of him by said department.
Section 8. The department shall proceed to consider such recommendation and from such recommendations determine what roads or portions of roads, if any, shall be converted into State highways. Upon such determination, the department shall proceed to cause said roads to be converted into State highways and constructed or reconstructed, if necessary, and maintained.
Approved March 2, A. D. 1925.