The department may lay out, establish, acquire, open, construct, improve, maintain,
discontinue and regulate as a state highway seasonal access road roads to public recreational
areas which shall be classified "seasonal parkways."
1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD)
Such public highway shall be subject to the following conditions or limitations.
A. It shall be designed, constructed and maintained for seasonal use only, except as
otherwise provided in this section. [1971, c. 556, (NEW).]
B. It shall be primarily for noncommercial vehicle and light-load commercial vehicle
use. [1971, c. 556, (NEW).]
C. Access may be allowed only at public highway intersections designated by the department
or at private road intersections approved by the department. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
D. Construction standards shall be commensurate with public seasonal use and need as
shall be determined by the department. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
E. The department shall have full power and authority to regulate the use of seasonal
parkways which shall include, but not be limited to, utility installations, speed
and load weight, and snowmobiling. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
F. The department may develop the natural scenic beauty along and adjacent to seasonal
parkways. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
G. The department shall close seasonal parkways to motor vehicular use for such seasonal
periods deemed consistent with the public use and deemed expedient for the reduction
of maintenance costs and undue abuse or deterioration to the highway caused by use
during periods when adverse climatic conditions prevail. The road, or portions thereof,
shall be officially closed when the department erects appropriate barricades across
the way with a conspicuous notice posted thereon which shall set forth the time period
the road shall remain closed. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
H. The construction, reconstruction, improvement and maintenance of seasonal parkways
and bridges thereon shall be borne wholly by the State under allocations for state
highways and the department may contract for construction, reconstruction, improvement
or maintenance as with state highways. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
I. The department may make and enforce rules and regulations relating to construction
and maintenance of seasonal parkways. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
J. The department shall not designate, lay out or construct and maintain any seasonal
parkway until and unless an adequate right-of-way be conveyed to the State without
cost and a waiver filed for any and all damages which may result to the remaining
land from the construction and further, such conveyance shall include such rights
of access as the department requires. [1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).]
1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD)
1971, c. 556, (NEW).
1971, c. 593, §22 (AMD).
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