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sioner together with funds appropriated by the state as the work of construction proceeds. Taxes for such purpose Bond Issues. may be authorized, spread and collected, and bonds may be issued and sold, in the same manner, and subject to the same limitations and restrictions, as is or may be provided, in act two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, as amended: Provided, however, That in no case Proviso, estishall the furnishing of estimates, plans or specifications by the board of county road commissioners for the construction, maintenance or improvement of a highway hereunder be regarded as necessary: Provided further, That the state Further highway commissioner shall upon written request by a board of supervisors or by a township board, or at his own option, furnish estimates, plans and specifications for any such improvement. 'he state easurer is hereby authorized and Accounting of directed to open and maintain a separate account with each road project for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act.

(492) SEC. 3. Counties working under the so-called coun- Counties' pro ty road system having a valuation per trunk line mile of of cost. less than fifty thousand dollars, shall pay five per cent of the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a 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 the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than seventyfive thousand dollars and less than one hundred thousand dollars shall pay ten per cent of the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a valuation 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 the cost of federal aided roads; counties having 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 the cost of federal aided roads; counties having 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 the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than three hundred thousand dollars and less than four hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty per cent of the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than four hundred thousand dollars and less than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty-two and one-half per cent of the cost of federal aided roads; counties having a valuation per trunk line mile of more than five hundred thousand dollars shall pay twenty-five per cent of the cost of federal aided roads; in each case the state paying the remainder of the cost from the state funds appropriated for this purpose and from such funds as may be allotted to each pro

Determination of valuation.

Pro rata share of townships, etc.

Valuation, how determined.

Preliminary

ject by the federal government. The cost of preliminary work, etc.

work, including surveys and plans shall be paid by the state. The valuation per trunk line mile of any county shall be determined by dividing the latest state equalized valuation by its allotted trunk line mileage, computed on the basis of the number of surveyed townships in each county, under the provisions of act three hundred thirty-four, public acts nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended. Townships and good roads districts shall pay toward the construction of federal aided roads the same percentages in accordance with their valuation per trunk line mile as shown by the above schedule for counties. The valuation per trunk line mile of a town. ship or good roads district shall be determined by dividing its assessed valuation as shown by the assessment roll of the last preceding year by the actual number of trunk line miles including proposed federal aided roads within its borders as determined and established by the state highway commissioner under the provisions of act three hundred thirty-four, public acts nineteen hundred thirteen, as amended.

Am. 1919, Act 340. Proceedings legalized.

(493) SEC. 4. All proceedings heretofore taken in any township, good roads district or county of the state for the purpose of raising money by taxation or by loan for the construction, maintenance or improvement of federal aided roads in accordance with the provisions of this act, are hereby declared to be as legal and valid as though the same were taken subsequent to the time that this measure becomes operative; and any and all bonds heretofore issued for such purpose and in accordance with this act shall be deemed to be valid subsisting obligations of the township, good roads district

or county, as the case may be, as though authorized, issued Moneys. and sold hereunder. Any and all moneys so raised and in

the possession of the township, district or county shall be de posited by the officials having control thereof with the state

treasurer as herein provided. Tax levy.

(494) Sec. 5.

SEC. 5. Townships, good roads districts and counties in which federal aided roads shall be built are hereby required to levy annually and raise by general taxation their proportion of the cost of maintenance of said federal aided roads, which proportion shall be computed on double

the basis as that provided for construction in section three of Contracts. this act. 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 maintenance of federal aided roads under the direction,

supervision and control of the state highway commissioner, Duty of town- are hereby expressly authorized. It shall be the duty

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of the township board, in case such road is a township road, and said board is hereby authorized, to order such amount

Bonds.

Balance of cost,

to be raised. In the event that such road is constructed,

In case of

county, etc. maintained or improved for a good roads district or a county, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors to order spread the amount contemplated by the provisions of this section. The moneys so collected shall be paid into the state treasury Accounting. and credited to the maintenance fund for each specific federal aided road project for which the money was raised, to be paid out by the state highway commissioner, who is hereby authorized to maintain all federal aided roads in accordance with the directions of the secretary of agriculture, under the provisions of federal aid road act herein referred to and any amendments to the same that may hereafter be made. The remaining portion of the cost of maintaining federal aided how' paid. roads shall be paid out of any state highway funds not otherwise appropriated. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to open and keep a separate maintenance account with each road project for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act. Am. 1919, Act 340. (495) Sec. 6. Any township, good roads district or coun- Construction

at price bety which has raised funds for building roads under the pro- low bid. visions of this act, may contract with the state highway commissioner at a price below that of the lowest responsible bidder and build or maintain the roads within its jurisdiction under the supervision of the state highway commissioner providing no satisfactory bid is received for building or maintaining the roads and all other bids are rejected.

(496) Sec. 7. There is hereby appropriated for the state Appropriahighway department for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred eighteen, the sum of two hundred twentyfive thousand dollars, and for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred nineteen, the sum of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, which sum, so appropriated, shall constitute a fund for the payment of the state's portion of the cost of federal aided roads, including such part of the cost of the preliminary investigations and such plans, surveys and specifications as the state highway commissioner shall deem necessary or shall be required by the federal government. Any moneys remaining in this fund at the close of any fiscal year shall be carried over by the auditor general and added to the fund which becomes available for the following year.

(497) SEC. 8. The auditor general shall incorporate in Tax clause. the state taxes for the year nineteen hundred seventeen the sum of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, and for the year nineteen hundred eighteen the sum of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, which amounts, when collected, shall be credited to the general fund to reimburse the same for the moneys hereby appropriated: Provided, however, Proviso. That the amount hereby appropriated for the fiscal year end- .

tion.

ing June thirty, nineteen hundred eighteen, shall be deemed to be available at once, and such portions thereof as may be necessary may be paid out prior to the first of July, pineteen hundred seventeen.

CLOSING OF ROADS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, ETC.

An Act to authorize highway officials to close roads under construc

tion, improvement or repair, or any portion of a highway whereon a bridge is being constructed or repaired; to require such officials to place in good repair and to mark by proper signs suitable detours around roads, or portions of roads, which are closed hereunder; to provide suitable barriers, and shall be maintained at the end of such roads or portions of roads which are thus closed and at the intersections thereof with other roads; to require the removal of signs and barriers located and placed hereunder; and to provide a penalty for a violation of the provisions hereof.

[Act 165, P. A. 1917.)

deemed

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Closing of (498) SECTION 1. The officials who may have in charge roads under repair, etc. the work of constructing, improving or repairing roads in

any county, good roads district or township in this state are hereby given authority to close any road or portion of any road, which is under process of construction, improvement

or repair or upon which is located any bridge which is being Proviso, when constructed or repaired: Provided, That no road shall be closed.

deemed to be closed under the provisions of this act until suitable barriers have been erected at the ends of said road or of the closed portion thereof, and also at the point of in

tersection of such road or portion of highway with other Red lights. roads. Said barriers shall be conspicuously marked at night

by red lights.

(499). Sec. 2. No road shall be closed under the provisions of this act until suitable detours around the same, or

the closed portion thereof, are provided and are placed in Notices

reasonably safe and passable condition for traffic. Notices placed.

in the form of plainly legible signs shall be placed by the highway officials having such work in charge at either end of the closed highway or portion of highway and at such

intermediate points along the detour, or detours, as may be Removal of necessary to plainly mark the same. Upon the completion of barriers, etc.

the work of construction, improvement or repair and as soon as the road or bridge constructed, improved or repaired shall be in suitable condition for public travel, all barriers, marks and signs whatsoever erected under the provisions hereof shall be at once removed by the officials erecting or placing the same.

Detours.

(500) Sec. 3. Any highway official who shall neglect or Penalty. refuse to provide suitable detours or to plainly mark the same or to remove barriers and signs as herein provided, or any person who wilfully enters upon the closed portion of any road or removes the barriers therefrom, or who removes, obliterates or defaces any sign or mark, or who extinguishes or removes any light placed or maintained hereunder, except by permission of the highway officials in charge, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

ROADS TO ISOLATED LANDS.

An Act to provide for the opening of roads to certain isolated lands.

[Act 172, P. A. 1915.)

way may be established.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (501) § 4861. SECTION 1. Owners of isolated lands, How roadwhere the same are platted or subdivided into lots for residence purposes or lake resort homes and where said plat or subdivision shall have been duly recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county wherein such lands are located, shall have the right to acquire in the same manner as provided by act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, for the establishment, opening and maintenance of private or public roads, a roadway leading to the streets on said plat from the nearest public highway across the lands adjacent to said plat or subdivision by the most feasible route. Said roadway shall be Width. not less than two rods wide and when so acquired may be dedicated to the public for use as a highway by the owner or owners of said plat or subdivision. The survey or conveyance Survey,

record of. showing title to said roadway shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county wherein said land lies. Act 283, P. A. 1909, above referred to, is compiler's section 5 et seq.

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