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Connecticut Laws | Title 13a Highways And Bridges
Sec. 13a-13. Layout or repair of highways dividing towns.

Sec. 13a-13. Layout or repair of highways dividing towns. (31)(Text)

A petition for an order for the laying out, repair, resurfacing or other improvement of any highway, which is the dividing line between two towns or adjoins the dividing line between two towns, or is located wholly within one town and land fronting thereon is located in another town, may be brought to a judge of the Superior Court by either of such towns if, in the opinion of the official or officials having charge of the repair or maintenance of highways in either of such towns, any such highway should be laid out, resurfaced or otherwise improved, and such towns are unable to agree as to whether such work should be done or as to the method of payment therefor. Such judge, after reasonable notice to all parties interested, if he finds that such highway should be laid out or such improvement should be made, shall order the layout of such highway or the making of such improvement, as the case may be, and provide in such order which of such towns shall make such layout or improvement and shall fix the proportion of the expense thereof which shall be paid by each of such towns. (32)

Sec. 13a-13a. Establishment of alternative design standards for roads and bridges. (33)(Text)

(a) On or before January 1, 1999, the Commissioner of Transportation shall establish alternative design standards for bridges, principal and minor arterial roads, collector roads and local roads and streets. (34)

(b) In establishing the standards required under subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner shall solicit and consider the views of chief elected officials and organizations, including, but not limited to, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, regional councils of governments, the Connecticut Council on the Arts, the Federal Highway Administration and the Rural Development Council. (35)


PART I* GENERAL (37)(Text)

Sec. 13a-15. Inclusion of interstate highway system in state system. (38)(Text)

All sections of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways in Connecticut, commonly known as the interstate highway system, as provided for in the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, as amended, shall be included in the state highway system. (39)

Sec. 13a-16. Official map. Transfers to local jurisdiction. (40)(Text)

The state highway system shall be that system of highways as shown on the official map marked "State of Connecticut, State Highway System, Committee to Reclassify All Public Roads, Edwards and Kelcey-Engineers and Consultants, January 13, 1961" and on file in the office of the commissioner and the Secretary of the State, as the same may be altered from time to time in accordance with the provisions of sections 13a-42, 13a-43, 13a-44, 13a-45 and 13a-56 and any other provisions of the general statutes authorizing or empowering the commissioner to plan, construct, reconstruct, repair, improve, manage, maintain and operate any highway. Before transferring any road from state to local jurisdiction within the time limits described below, the commissioner shall put such road in reasonably good condition and shall be open to negotiation with the selectmen of any town concerning the condition of any such road upon transfer for a period of at least sixty days before such transfer becomes effective. Transfers under this section shall take effect June 22, 1961, or as soon thereafter as it is practicable for the commissioner and the towns to effect the same, but not later than September 30, 1962, except for such transfers as are under arbitration. Any special act inconsistent herewith is repealed. (41)

Sec. 13a-17. Arbitration of town grievance. Appointment of arbitrators. (42)(Text)

Any town aggrieved by the reclassification of highways as designated on the original official map marked "State of Connecticut, State Highway System, Committee to Reclassify All Public Roads, Edwards and Kelcey-Engineers and Consultants, January 13, 1961" or by the action taken by the commissioner pursuant to section 13a-42, 13a-43 or 13a-44 may elect to submit the matter to arbitration by a committee of three persons, one to be appointed by such town, one to be appointed by the commissioner and the third to be appointed by the two so appointed by the town and the commissioner. Such election of submission to arbitration shall be made by the town by advising the commissioner in writing within sixty days from the date said commissioner notifies the town of the action taken pursuant to section 13a-42, 13a-43 or 13a-44. The town shall appoint its arbitrator within thirty days after the commissioner advises the town in writing who he has appointed as the state's arbitrator. If the town does not elect to submit the matter to arbitration or appoint its arbitrator within the time hereinabove provided said action of the commissioner will become final. The provisions of chapter 909 shall apply to arbitration proceedings under the provisions of this section, the cost thereof, exclusive of the cost of expert testimony and other evidence offered by the town involved, to be chargeable to the state. The commissioner shall make such changes in said map as may be decided by arbitration or by appeal therefrom. The submission of a matter to arbitration under the provisions of this section shall stay any action of the commissioner under the provisions of section 13a-16. (43)

Sec. 13a-18. Alterations in system. (44)(Text)

Section 13a-18 is repealed. (45)

Sec. 13a-19. Powers of commissioner unaffected. (46)(Text)

Nothing in sections 13a-14, 13a-16 and 13a-17 shall be construed to limit, restrict or derogate from any power, right or authority of the commissioner contained in any other statute. (47)


Sec. 13a-20. Definitions. (49)(Text)

As used in this part, unless the context indicates a different meaning or intent: (50)

(a) "Expressway" means a highway at such locations or between such termini as are herein or may by act of the General Assembly hereafter be established, which is planned, constructed or operated under the provisions of this part and which may provide separation of opposing traffic of vehicles and elimination of cross traffic of vehicles as deemed necessary by the commissioner and access to which is allowed only at highway intersections designated by the commissioner, together with and including all such bridges, buildings, structures and facilities related thereto, including all such restaurant, gasoline station and other service facilities and public conveniences as may be proper purposes for the expenditure of public moneys in connection with such highway, as the commissioner may determine; (51)

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