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Streets and Highways Code - SHC

DIVISION 16. HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [25000 - 27567]

  ( Division 16 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

PART 1. JOINT HIGHWAY DISTRICTS [25000 - 25521]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

CHAPTER 7. Preliminary Surveys and Report of District Projects [25150 - 25155]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )

25150.
  

The board of directors shall as soon as practicable cause the route of the highway or highways proposed to be improved by the district, to be tentatively located. For this purpose the board may employ all necessary engineering and other assistance and shall have such preliminary surveys made as in the judgment of the board of directors may be required.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25151.
  

The district engineer shall make a preliminary report to the board of directors setting forth the result of his preliminary surveys and showing the tentative location of the highway or highways proposed to be improved together with an estimate of the approximate cost of improvement, the incidental expenses thereof and the estimated cost of the acquisition of any necessary property or rights of way therefor.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25152.
  

In his preliminary report the district engineer shall also recommend an apportionment of the construction and other costs among the State, if any contribution is to be requested from it, and the counties comprising the district. The district engineer shall also recommend a method or methods for financing the project. Upon completion of the preliminary report the district engineer shall file it with the secretary of the board of directors.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25153.
  

As soon as practicable after the filing of the engineer’s preliminary report, the board of directors shall give it full consideration and shall formulate a report of the project or projects for which the district is organized.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25154.
  

The report of the board of directors shall contain the following:

(a) A general description of the approximate route and location of the highway or highways proposed to be improved.

(b) The estimated cost of the improvement.

(c) The general location and extent of any property or rights of way necessary for the entire improvement or for the improvement of the unit proposed to be immediately undertaken, together with the estimated cost of acquisition.

(d) A statement and recommendation of the portion or unit of the project which the board of directors recommends for immediate improvement, which may be the whole or any part of the project proposed.

(e) A statement of the estimated cost of each unit proposed to be immediately improved in the event that the board of directors determines upon the improvement of any unit less than the whole.

(f) A statement of the method of financing proposed by the board of directors.

(g) A statement of the amount of contribution, if any, to be requested of the State.

(h) A statement of the proportionate amounts of the cost of the unit or units proposed to be borne within the several counties composing the district, after deducting any contribution to be made by the State.

(i) If any particular unit is proposed for immediate construction and that unit is less than the whole project, a statement of a proposed program for the improvement of the other units necessary to complete the project.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

25155.
  

If highways are to be required or improved beyond the boundaries of the district, the consent of the governing body controlling the territory through which the proposed highways are to pass shall be first obtained.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284.)

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