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(123rd General Assembly)(Amended House Bill Number 309)
To amend section 5511.04 and to enact section 5533.64 of the Revised Code
to eliminate the per mile cap on the
amount of money the Department of Transportation may spend on
improvements made to roads leading into and within a conservancy district
to designate State Route 60, in
Ashland County only, the "Thomas A. Van Meter Memorial Highway."
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 . That section 5511.04 be amended and section 5533.64 of the Revised
Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5511.04. The director of transportation may relocate
and for such purpose construct or reconstruct such relocated
portions of all roads, highways, and streets, within, leading
through, or adjacent to any lands owned by a conservancy district
organized under sections 6101.01 to 6101.84 of the Revised Code,
or lands on which any such district has a flood easement,
construction easement, or right-of-way.
The director may co-operate in the construction,
reconstruction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of roads
leading from a state highway to any public park, forest preserve,
or recreational area, or within the boundary of any public park,
forest preserve, or recreational area under the control and
custody of such district.
The director shall confer with the board of directors of
any such district upon the construction, reconstruction,
location, or relocation of any roads or highways which must be in
conformity with the general engineering plans of the district.
With respect to any such road improvement projects, the
director may, upon the terms mutually agreed between
director and the
board of the district, in view of the benefits to be derived,
enter into any contracts with such district as may be necessary
or convenient to carry out the general plans of the district.
The costs of such improvements shall be paid in the same
manner as for a state highway improvement, provided the
expenditures in any one year shall not exceed two hundred
, and the expenditures for highways leading to
the district properties shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars
per mile, and the expenditures within such properties shall not
exceed ten thousand dollars per mile.
This section does not derogate or limit the powers of the
director to add additional mileage to the state highway system.
This section does not derogate or limit the power and
authority conferred upon a district and its board by sections
6101.01 to 6101.84 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 5533.64. The road known as state route number sixty, running in a
northerly and southerly direction through Ashland county only, shall
be known as the "Thomas A. Van Meter
The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway
indicating its name.
SECTION 2 . That existing section 5511.04 of the Revised Code is