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in the line of any said road may be made if agreed upon by
the state highway commissioner and board of county road
commissioners, if said road is a county road, or by the state
highway commissioner and the board of good roads district
commissioners, if said road is under the control of such board,
or by the state highway commissioner and the township board,
if said road is a township road.

Am. 1919, (ex. sess.), Act 2.
For Act 334, P. A. 1913, see secs. 465-70.

(472) SEC. 2. The cost of constructing and improving Cost of con; state trunk line highways shall be met in part by the state,

structing, etc. and in part by the county, good roads district, or township, as the case may be, in accordance with the provisions hereof. If the road to be constructed or improved is a county road, then the portion of the cost to be paid by the county concerned shall be determined as follows: Counties having a Counties to

pay 5 per cent valuation per trunk line mile of less than fifty thousand dol- of cost. lars, shall pay five per cent of said cost; counties having a 742 per cent. valuation per trunk line mile of more than fifty thousand dollars and less than seventy-five thousand dollars shall pay seven and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a 10 per cent. valuation per trunk line mile of more than seventy-five thousand dollars and less than one hundred thousand dollars shall pay ten per cent of said cost; counties having a valua- 1242 per cent. tion per trunk line mile of more than one hundred thousand dollars and less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall pay twelve and one-half per cent of said cost; counties hav- 15 per cent. ing a valuation per trunk line mile of more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars and less than two hundred thousand dollars shall pay fifteen per cent of said cost; counties having 174 per cent. a valuation per trunk line mile of more than two hundred thousand dollars and less than three hundred thousand dollars shall pay seventeen and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than 20 per cent. three hundred thousand dollars and less than four hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than 224 per cent. four hundred thousand dollars and less than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty-two and one-half per cent of said cost; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile 25 per cent. of more than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twentyfive per cent of said cost. In any case the state shall pay the Remainder. remainder of the cost out of any moneys in the state highway funds not otherwise appropriated. Plans, surveys and specifications shall be prepared under the direction and supervision of the state highway commissioner. The valuation per Valuation trunk line mile of any county shall be determined by dividing per mile. the state equalized valuation of such county by its allotted trunk line mileage, computed on the basis of the number of surveyed townships in said county in accordance with the

Proviso, county's proportion of maintenance.

provisions of act three hundred thirty-four of the public acts of nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended: Provided, however, That a county's proportion of the cost of maintenance shall be computed on double the basis as herein provided for construction or improvement.

Am. Id

Township road, how paid.

Valuation per mile.

(473) SEC. 3. If the road to be constructed, improved or maintained is a township road, or is under the supervision of the board of road commissioners of a good roads district, the township or the good roads district, as the case may be, shall pay on the same basis as is provided in section two in the case of the improvement or maintenance of county roads. The valuation per trunk line mile of the township or good roads district shall be determined by dividing the assessed valuation thereof as shown by the assessment roll for the last preceding year by the actual number of state trunk line highway miles within its borders as determined and established by the state highway commissioner under the provisions of said act three hundred thirty-four of nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended.

Am. Id.
See section 465.

etc., authorized.

Authority to (474) Sec. 4. Counties, townships and good roads disraise money.

tricts are hereby authorized to raise money either by taxation or by the issuance of bonds in accordance with the provisions

of the general highway law for the building of state trunk line Contracts, highways. Contracts and agreements between the state high

way commissioner and the boards of county road commissioners, the boards of commissioners of the good roads districts, and the township boards of any township, providing for the construction, improvement and maintenance of roads in accordance with the provisions hereof, are hereby expressly

authorized. The portion of the cost of any road to be condeposited. structed or improved hereunder jointly by the state and by a

county, good roads district or township, which is to be paid

by such county, good roads district or township, shall be How credited. deposited with the state treasurer. When so deposited the

money shall be credited to the specific road project and shall be paid out only for the purposes thereof on the order of the

state highway commissioner as the work of construction or Accounting. improvement proceeds. The state treasurer is hereby author

ized and required to open such accounts with counties, good roads districts and townships as may be necessary for the carrying out of the purposes hereof.

Portion of cost, where

Am. Id.

State highway commissioner may give notice.

(475) Sec. 5. If any county, good roads district or town. ship shall refuse or neglect to carry out the terms of any contract entered into with the state highway commissioner for the construction, improvement or maintenance of any state

of notice.

trunk line highway, or shall neglect or refuse to enter into any agreement or to pay its proper and due share of the cost thereof, the state highway commissioner may give notice to the board of county road commissioners, the board of commissioners of the good roads district, or the township board, as the case may be, that it is his intention to proceed with the work of constructing, improving or maintaining any designated portion of trunk line highway within such county, good roads district or township, as the case may be. Said Notice, how

served, what notice shall be served personally or by registered mail and to contain. shall particularly specify the trunk line highways to be constructed, improved or maintained and shall indicate the character of the road to be built or the improvement or maintenance that in the opinion of the state highway commissioner is necessary and proper. Said notice shall also contain an estimated cost of the work in accordance with the plans and specifications under which the state highway commissioner proposes to proceed. On receipt of such notice the county On receipt board of road commissioners, or the board of commissioners of the good roads district shall submit the same to the board of supervisors of the county at the next ensuing regular session thereof. The said board of supervisors shall authorize Spreading of and direct the spreading of the highway tax within the county expense. or good roads district, as the case may be, for the purpose of meeting the portion of the expense chargeable to such county or good roads district. The township board shall cause said notice to be called to the attention of the electors of the township at the next annual meeting thereof. The state Cost, how

defrayed. highway commissioner may at his option await the raising of funds by the county good roads district or the township or he may proceed with the work of construction, improvement or maintenance, defraying the cost thereof out of any moneys in the state highway fund not otherwise appropriated. If the latter alternative is followed the amount subsequently paid by the county good roads district or township shall be on the order of the state highway commissioner, placed to the credit of the state highway fund to reimburse the same for moneys expended therefrom on account of the county good roads district or township: Provided, That if the portion of the Proviso. expense in construction, improvement or maintenance here. under that is chargeable to any county, good roads district or township, is not paid within one year after the service of notice by the state highway commissioner, interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum from the time of said notice shall be due and payable, and shall be included in the total amount to be collected in such county, good roads district or township and paid over to the state.

(476) SEC. 6. If any county, good roads district or town. State reward ship shall neglect or refuse to raise the proportion of expense withheld. chargeable to it under the provisions of the preceding section, or under the terms of any contract entered into with

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the state highway commissioner, all state reward moneys that may be earned by or be payable to such county, good roads district or township shall be withheld by the state

highway commissioner so long as the delinquency continues : Proviso, may Provided, That counties, good roads districts or townships contract for payment. may contract with the state highway commissioner for the

payment of their respective portions of any construction, improvement, or maintenance work hereunder on the install. ment plan, subject to the condition that the amount to be paid over in each year shall not be less than one mill on the

assessed valuation of such county, township or district Deferred pay- according to the roll of the last preceding year. All deferred draw interest. payments shall draw interest at the rate of five per cent per

annum from and after the completion of the work of construction, maintenance or improvement as shown by the cer

tificate of the state highway commissioner. In case of re- (477) Sec. 7. If the electors of any township at the fusal to vote funds. annual meeting thereof refuse or neglect to vote the necessary

funds to pay any charge against said township under the provisions hereof, it shall be the duty of the township board not

withstanding such neglect and refusal to order the spreading Mandamus.

and collection of such tax as may be necessary. If any town. ship, or board of supervisors of any county neglects or refuses to perform any duty hereby imposed, an action of mandamus may be instituted by the attorney general on the relation of the state highway commissioner to compel compliance

herewith. Patrol main- (478) SEC. 8. The boards of county road commissioners,

the boards of commissioners of good roads districts and town. ship boards are hereby authorized and required to provide for a system of proper patrol maintenance of trunk line highways subject to their jurisdiction, which system shall be sub

ject to the approval of the state highway commissioner. Payment Refusal or neglect to establish or maintain such system shall withheld in

authorize the state highway commissioner, in his discretion, neglect, etc.

to withhold the payment of any state reward money that may

be due or payable to any county or township delinquent here. Authority to

under. Any board aforesaid is hereby authorized to contract contract.

with the state highway commissioner for the carrying on of necessary maintenance work and for the payment of the pro

portion of the cost thereof that is chargeable against the Duty of state county good roads district or township. It shall be the duty highway commissioner. of the state highway commissioner to see that all trunk line

highways are properly maintained in suitable condition for public travel.

tenance.

case of

See section 109.

How may

(479) SEC. 9. Any county, good roads district or towncontract at below lowest ship that has raised money for the construction or improve bid.

ment of any trunk line highway under the provisions of this act, may, by its board of county road commissioners, board of

good roads commissioners, or township board, as the case may
be, contract with the state highway commissioner at any
price below that of the lowest responsible bidder for the con-
tract for the doing of the work and may perform the same
under the direction and supervision of the state highway
commissioner.
Am. 1919, (ex. sess.), Act 2.

(480) Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of the state highway Signs and commissioner to cause all state trunk line highway routes to

guide-posts. be distinctly marked by signs and guide posts of a uniform design as may be deemed necessary for the public convenience and necessity. Any person who shall remove, deface, Penalty for

removal, etc. injure or destroy any such sign or guide post, or who shall place along any such highway any marker, guide or warning sign without the approval of the state highway commissioner shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be liable to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding thirty days, or to both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court. The state highway commissioner shall cause to Unauthorized

signs. be removed all signs, markers or guide posts that have not been duly authorized. Any person causing such markers, Penalty. signs or guide posts to be unlawfully placed along a state trunk line highway, or who injures, defaces or removes any sign, marker or guide post properly placed by the state highway commissioner, or with his approval, shall be liable for the expenses occasioned by such unlawful or improper act. An Action to action of assumpsit to recover such expense may be brought by the state highway commissioner in any court of competent jurisdiction, and any moneys recovered shall be paid into the treasury of the state and shall be there credited to the state highway funds. The cost of placing suitable markers, Cost of signs and guide posts hereunder shall be deemed to be a part of the construction, improvement and maintenance of the road and shall be paid for accordingly.

See section 504.

recover.

signs, etc.

ADDITIONAL TRUNK LINE MILEAGE.
An Act to provide for the laying out and establishing of additional

trunk line mileage, the same to be added to and connected with the
state trunk line highways heretofore established, under the provi-
sions of act number three hundred thirty-four of the public acts of
nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended.

[Act 19, (ex. sess.), P. A. 1919.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (481) SECTION 1. The state highway commissioner is Preliminary

investigation. hereby authorized and directed to make such preliminary

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