Senate Bill 0031
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DIGEST OF SB 31 (Updated April 11, 2001 12:50 PM - DI 96)
Statewide mobility corridor property. Changes the name of commerce corridors to statewide mobility corridors. Provides that if the Indiana department of transportation does not acquire or commence condemnation proceedings to acquire real property, rights, or easements adjacent to a statewide mobility corridor within ten years after filing a description of the property in the county recorder's office (instead of three years provided for other property not adjacent to a commerce corridor), the department loses the right to receive notice of improvements, subdivisions, or changes on the property that the department acquired when it filed the description of the property. Requires the department of transportation to establish a pilot project for the development of a corridor preservation program along U.S. Highway 31. Requires the removal of 5 stop lights at intersections on U.S. Highway 31 between Interstate Highway 465 and the city limits of South Bend, to be removed at the 5 intersections with the lowest traffic counts. Requires the removal of 4 stop lights at specific intersections on U.S. Highway 31in Miami County. Requires the Indiana department of transportation to forfeit $500,000 for each violation of these required removals. Establishes the U.S. Highway 31upgrade fund. Requires the Indiana department of transportation to transfer any forfeited money to the U.S. Highway 31 upgrade fund. Requires the department to make the transfer within 30 days of the violation. Sets forth the criteria for determining whether a traffic signal should be installed on U.S. Highway 31 between Interstate Highway 465 and the city limits of South Bend.
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