§ 24-8.1-2. Relocation of utility facilities necessitated by highway construction.
Notwithstanding any provision of law or of any charter or statute, general or special, to the contrary, whenever state initiated relocation of utility facilities in the state, owned by private corporations, private companies, municipalities, political subdivisions, authorities, or agencies of the state, whether within or without the limits of public ways, shall become necessary in connection with a highway project on the federal aid primary or secondary systems or on the national system of interstate and defense highways, including extensions thereof, for which the state shall be entitled under any law of the United States to reimbursement from federal funds for any portion of the cost of the project, then the state may order the relocation of the utility facilities, and the private corporation, private company, municipality, political subdivision, agencies of the state, or authority owning or operating the facilities shall promptly relocate the facilities in accordance with the order and the state shall pay the cost of the relocation to the utility as part of the cost of the federally aided highway project. The state shall pay a reasonable amount to private corporations and private companies for the relocation of utilities commencing with highway projects that are authorized for construction after March 1, 1976.
(P.L. 1967, ch. 50, § 1; P.L. 1976, ch. 148, § 1.)