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UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND RULES

AND REGULATIONS

RELATING TO

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

ADMINISTERED BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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CONTENTS

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Legislation and rules and regulations relating to Federal-aid, Federal-lands, national-forest, and

emergency highway work:

The Federal-aid Road Act.

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Post Office Appropriation Act of February 28, 1919.

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The Federal Highway Act..

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Post Office Appropriation Act of June 19, 1922.

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Deficiency Appropriation Act of January 22, 1923.

13

Agricultural Appropriation Act of February 26, 1923.

13

Act extending Federal aid to Hawaii..

14

Agricultural Appropriation Act of June 5, 1924.

14

Act authorizing maintenance of Gallup-Durango Highway.

15

Agricultural Appropriation Act of February 10, 1925_

16

Amendment and authorization of February 12, 1925.

16

Deficiency Appropriation Act of March 4, 1925.

18

Deficiency Appropriation Act of March 3, 1926.

18

Agricultural Appropriation Act of May 11, 1926.

19

Amendment and authorization of June 22, 1926.

19

Agricultural Appropriation Act of January 18, 1927-

20

Deficiency Appropriation Act of February 28, 1927.

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Federal aid for toll bridges..

21

Deficiency Appropriation Act of December 22, 1927.

22

Agricultural Appropriation Act of May 16, 1928.

22

Amendment of May 21, 1928.

23

Authorization of May 26, 1928.

24

Appropriation of February 16, 1929.

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Appropriation of February 7, 1930.-

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Appropriation for forest roads and trails of March 26, 1930..

25

Authorization and amendment of April 4, 1930.

25

Authorization for forest roads and amendment of May 5, 1930.

26

Appropriations for Federal-aid and forest roads and trails of May 27, 1930.

Amendment relative to construction of roads through public lands and Federal reservations.

Appropriation for forest roads and trails of July 3, 1930.

Appropriation of December 20, 1930, to provide for emergency construction.

29

Appropriation of February 6, 1931..

Amendment of February 20, 1931-

30

Amendment of February 23, 1931, pertaining to Hawaii.

30

Appropriation of February 23, 1931.

31

Appropriation of February 2, 1932..

32

Appropriation of July 7, 1932..

32

Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932.

33

Appropriation of March 3, 1933..

36

National Industrial Recovery Act..

37

Fourth Deficiency Act, Fiscal Year 1933-

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Amendment to Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932.

42

Appropriation Act of March 26, 1934..

43

The Hayden-Cartwright Act...

44

Emergency Appropriation Act, Fiscal Year 1935..

46

The Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.

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Appropriation of May 17, 1935.

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Agricultural Appropriation Act of June 4, 1936_

53

Authorization and amendment of June 16, 1936.

54

Act extending Federal Aid to Puerto Rico.

57

Authorization to Investigate and Report on Traffic Conditions.

57

Rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act (except the provisions thereof

relative to forest roads).

58

Rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of title II, section 204, of the National

Industrial Recovery Act.

65

Rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act

of 1935 which relate to the construction of public highways and other related projects (except

within or adjacent to national forests, national parks, national parkways, or other Federal 73

reservations)

Rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act

of 1935 which relate to the elimination of hazards to life at railroad grade cross ngs..

83

Rules and regulations for administering forest roads and trails.

92

Rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of title II of the National Industrial Recovery

Act authorizing funds under section 205..

98

Flood-relief legislation and rules and regulations:

Appropriations for Vermont, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.

101

Appropriations for Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

101

Authorization and appropriation for Alabama.

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Appropriation for Alabama.

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Authorization for Georgia. -

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Authorization for South Carolina..

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Amendmont relative to bridge at Hazard, Ky--

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Flood-relief legislation and rules and regulations-Continued.

Appropriations for Georgia and South Carolina.

104

Appropriations for Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama made available until June 30, 1932. 104

Appropriation for Florida.

105

Appropriations for Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama made available until June 30, 1933- 105

Appropriations for Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama made available until June 30, 1934. 106

Flood-relief funds for Alabama.

106

Rules and regulations for carrying out the flood relief act for Vermont, New Hampshire, and

Kentucky..

106

Rules and regulations for carrying out the flood relief act for Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana,

and Arkansas..

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Rules and regulations for carrying out the flood relief act for Alabama..

110

Rules and regulations for carrying out the flood relief acts for Georgia and South Carolina.. 112

Miscellaneous logislation:

Authorization of road construction in national parks..

Secretary of Agriculture authorized to perform engineering services for other Federal agencies. 113

Regulation of tolls on bridges across Red River..

114

Assistance in furtherance of inter-American highway authorized.

114

Appropriation for roads on Indian reservations authorized..

114

Cooperation in furtherance of inter-American highway authorized.

115

Appropriation in furtherance of inter-American highway.

115

Use of Federal prisoners in road construction and for other purposes authorized.

116

Regulation of tolls over certain bridges provided....

116

Provision for national park approaches.

117

Purchase of articles, materials, and supplies mined or produced in the United States.

117

Appropriation for survey for Natchez Trace parkway.

118

Compensation of labor.

119

Relief to contractors

120

Amendment of criminal code with regard to fraudulent claims.

121

Authorization in furtherance of inter-American highway.

122

Appropriations for construction of road at Monticello and in furtherance of inter-American high-

way

122

Washington-Lincoln Memorial Gettysburg Boulevard.

122

Appropriation for Permanent Association of International Road Congr'sses.

124

To provide that tolls on certain bridges shall be just and reasonable.

124

Contracts to be accompanied by a performance bond for protection of laborers and persons

furnishing materials

125

Relative to proposed highway to connect United States with Alaska

127

Acceptance of bids made subject to codes of fair competition authorized

127

Amending act relating to wages for laborers and mechanics..

Hours of labor on public works

128

Rights of way over railroad property

131

Right of way over Union Pacific Railroad.

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Index.

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LEGISLATION AND RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO FEDERAL-AID, FEDERAL LANDS, NATIONAL FOREST, AND EMERGENCY HIGHWAY WORK

THE FEDERAL-AID ROAD ACT

[39 STAT. 355]

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with the States, through their respective State highway departments, in the construction of rural post roads; but no money apportioned under this act to any State shall be expended therein until its legislature shall have assented to the provisions of this act, except that, until the final adjournment of the first regular session of the legislature held after the passage of this act, the assent of the governor of the State shall be sufficient. The Secretary of Agriculture and the State highway department of each State shall agree upon the roads to be constructed therein and the character and method of construction: Provided, That all roads constructed under the provisions of this act shall be free from tolls of all kinds.

SEC. 2. That for the purpose of this act the term “rural post road " shall be construed to mean any public road over which the United States mails now are or may hereafter be transported, excluding every street and road in a place having a population, as shown by the latest available Federal census, of two thousand five hundred or more, except that portion of any such street or road along which the houses average more than two hundred feet apart; the term “ State highway department shall be construed to include any department of another name, or commission, or official or officials, of a State empowered, under its laws, to exercise the functions ordinarily exercised by a State highway department; the term “construction” shall be construed to include reconstruction and improvement of roads; “properly maintained used herein shall be construed to mean the making of needed repairs and the preservation of a reasonably smooth surface considering the type of the road, but shall not be held to include extraordinary repairs, nor reconstruction; necessary bridges and culverts shall be deemed parts of the respective roads covered by the provisions of this act.

Sec. 3. That for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, the sum of $5,000,000; for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, the sum of $10,000,000; for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, the sum of $15,000,000: for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty, the sum of $20,000,000; and for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, the sum of $25,000,000. So much of the appropriation apportioned to any State for any fiscal year as remains unexpended at the close thereof shall be available for expenditure in that State until the close of the succeeding fiscal year, except that amounts apportioned for any fiscal year to any State which has not a State highway department shall be available for expenditure in that State until the close of the third fiscal year succeeding the close of the fiscal year for which such apportionment was made. Any amount apportioned under the provisions of this act unexpended at the end of the period during which it is available for expenditure under the terms of this section shall be reapportioned, within sixty days thereafter, to

1 Amended by section 5 of the act approved Feb. 28, 1919, 40 Stat. 1200.

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