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AND REGULATIONS RELATING
THROUGH JULY 1947
ADMINISTERED BY THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION
FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY
Compiled by the Public Roads Administration
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WASHINGTON : 1948
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TE 323 A5 1948
This bulletin was prepared before the Eightieth Congress, Second Session, convened in 1948. Printing was interrupted in order to include, because of their importance, the Federal-aid Highway Act of
1948 and an amendment to the Regulations for carrying into Effect the Provisions of the Federalaid Highway Act of 1944. They appear immediately following the table of contents but are not referenced in either the contents or the index; nor are other acts or regulations, affected by them, annotated accordingly.
THE FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1948
[PUBLIC LAW 834–80TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 5888]
AN ACT To amend and supplement the Federal-Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916
(39 Stat. 355), as amended and supplemented, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Federal-Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916 (39 Stat. 355), and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, and for continuing the construction and reconstruction of highways in accordance with the provisions of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 approved December 20, 1944 (58 Stat. 838), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $450,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and a like sum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951.
The sum herein authorized for each fiscal year shall be available for expenditure as follows:
Forty-five per centum for projects on the Federal-aid highway system.
Thirty per centum for projects as set forth in paragraph (b) of section 3 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 838), except that for the purposes of this Act and all subsequent Acts continuing the postwar construction and reconstruction of highways in accordance with the provisions of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, (1) the term "secondary and feeder roads" and the term "principal secondary and feeder roads”, wherever used in the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, shall include county and township roads; and (2) in selecting county and township roads on which funds are to be expended, the State highway departments shall cooperate with township trustees and other appropriate local road officials; and
Twenty-five per centum for projects on the Federal-aid highway system in urban areas.
The said sums, respectively, for any fiscal year, shall be apportioned among the several States in the manner now provided by law and in accordance with the formulas set forth in section 4 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 approved December 20, 1944: Provided, That the authorization for the fiscal year ending 1950 shall be apportioned among the States as soon as practicable after July 1, 1948, but not later than September 1, 1948.
Any sums apportioned to any State under the provisions of this section shall be available for expenditure in that State for two fiscal years after the close of the fiscal year for which such sums are authorized, and any sums apportioned to any State under section 4 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, approved December 20, 1944, shall be available for expenditure in that State for three fiscal