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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 barı and lights 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.)

closed.

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 deemed

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. Detours.

(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.

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(500) Sec. 3.

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.]

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 resi wa mape.be dence 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.

PASSAGE WAYS.

An Act to permit passage ways to lands adjoining at a single point.

(Act 393, P. A. 1913.)

Private road, how secured.

Application.

Duty of commissioner.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (502) § 4860. SECTION 1. When lands owned in different descriptions by the same person, copartnership or corporation, and are contiguous at the corners, or as more fully described at the points of intersection of description lines projected, a private road may be secured across the adjacent lands, not to exceed twelve feet on each side of the point of intersection, or a passage way of twenty-four feet permitting ingress and egress. Application for such easement shall be made by the owner of such land contiguous at the corners, in writing to the highway commissioner of the township who shall act on such application in the manner prescribed in chapter nine of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine, entitled "An act to revise, consolidate and add to the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, maintenance and use of the public highways and private roads, the condemnation of property and gravel therefor; the building, repairing and preservation of bridges; setting and protecting shade trees, drainage, cutting weeds and brush within this state, and providing for the election and defining the powers, duties and compensation of state, county, township and district highway officials.”

Act 283, P. A. 1909, above referred to, is compiler's section 5 et seq.

FILING OF RECORDS OF STREETS, HIGHWAYS, ETC.

An Act to require the filing in the office of the auditor general of cer

tain data and records relating to the public streets, highways and alleys in cities and villages of this state.

[Act 47, P. A. 1917.)

Certification to auditor general

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (503)

SECTION 1. Whenever the common council of any city or village or the board of commissioners in municipali. ties having a commission forin of government shall by resolution or other legislative enactment open any new street, highway or alley, or vacate any street, highway or alley or any portion of the same, or extend, widen or change the name of any existing street, highway or alley, it shall be the duty

of the clerk or recorder of such city or village within thirty days after the adoption of such resolution or other legislative enactment to forward to the auditor general a certified copy of the same together with his certificate giving the name or names of any plat, subdivision or addition affected by such resolution or legislative enactment.

MARKING, ETC., STATE HIGHWAYS.

An Act to provide for using standard marking, designs or names on through state highways and designation by numbers of section line roads, and the proper placing of signs thereon.

[Act 410, P. A. 1919.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact: (504) SECTION 1. Commencing with number one, on the Method

prescribed. north line of section thirty-six in the township of Wright, Hillsdale county (township nine, south of range one west), and counting as nearly as possible consecutively north on each following section line, making each township line number a multiple of six; also commencing with number one at the west line of section thirty-six, in the township of St. Clair, St. Clair county (township five north of range sixteen east), and counting as nearly as possible consecutively west on each following section line, making each township line a multiple of six, all east and west, and all north and south roads on township and section lines in the state of Michigan shall thus be numbered and unless otherwise named, may be, as are streets in cities, designated by numbers, to the extreme northern and western limits of the state. Numbers on the east and west roads to be preceded by the letter "E,” followed by the letter “W,” and on the north and south roads the numbers to be preceded by the letter “S,” followed by the letter "N.”

(505) Sec. 2. The first east and west section line north Idem. of the Ohio state line shall be designated by the letter "A," the second to the north being the south line of section thirtysix, township nine, south of range one, west, shall be designated by the letter "B." The first north and south section line west of the St. Clair river shall be designated by the letter "A," the second to the west by the letter "B,” the third by the letter "C" and the fourth to the west being the east line of section thirty-six, town five north of range sixteen east, shall be designated by the letter “D.

(506) SEC. 3. Boards of supervisors in counties shall Signs. within one year from general or contingent funds appropriate for, and direct county highway commissioners to erect signs; or township boards may within one year appropriate from

furnished.

uniform.

general or contingent funds for, and direct the highway commissioner of townships to erect signs in accordance with this act. Sign boards when placed shall be approximately five feet above ground, with numbers or names of roads thereon reading northerly on the west side of north and south roads, and reading westerly on the south side of east and west roads. The form of said sign boards shall be prescribed

by the state highway commissioner. Correct num- (507) SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the state highway bering, how

commissioner when so requested to supply the highway commissioner of each county and the highway commissioner of each township with a correct numbering of each township

and section line road as herein provided. Marking of

(508) Sec. 5. The state highway commissioner shall improved through cause the various lines of improved through highways comhighways.

prising the state and county road systems, and connecting links, including the connecting streets in cities, towns and villages, to be designated and to be marked with some standard design, placed on convenient posts or objects along such routes, and the said commissioner may place numbering, naming, danger or other road signs on telephone, telegraph, electric light or other poles or property of private persons

or corporations, standing upon, or occupying a portion of the Signs public highway. Said signs shall be uniform on all parts

of said road system, except that numbers shall occur thereon corresponding with the numbers given the various roads by the state highway commissioner, which numbers shall coincide with the numbers placed on the official map or maps herein

after provided, to be issued by said commissioner. No similar signs not

design or designation shall be used for marking any other

routes in Michigan. Other routes, (509) SEC. 6. After the marking of such routes, it shall etc., illegal marking. be illegal for any persons, corporation or association to de

lineate or mark any other routes or trails, through the state of Michigan, unless in the course of such routes through the state the route marked by such persons, corporation or association shall coincide with the state and county road

systems established between adjacent cities and villages, nor Approval. unless the same shall be approved in writing by the state Marking of highway commissioner. No further route shall be marked

within or through the state until an exact description of said route selected for marking, has been filed with the state

highway commissioner and the route and marking have been Routes here approved by him. Any routes heretofore laid out and marked

between any two adjacent points in Michigan shall under the direction of the state highway commissioner be made to conform to the state and county road systems between the

same points as established. Publication (510) Sec. 7. The state highway commissioner shall

cause to be published a map of the state of Michigan showing thereon the state and county road systems, and in the discre

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to be used.

further routes.

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of road map.

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