§ 24-8-43. Alteration of roadways.
(a) Any person, firm or corporation including utilities and contractors who alter a roadway that is subject to the provisions of this chapter shall restore that portion of the roadway which was altered to the same or better condition that existed prior to alteration.
(b) Any alteration of roadways which creates a public safety concern, as determined by the public safety official of that community, including the need to move utility poles, shall be corrected, by the contractor and/or utility, within thirty (30) days of being notified in writing of such public safety concern by the director of the department of transportation.
(c) Where the alteration involves the installation or upgrading of a traffic signal(s), such signal(s) shall not be activated until the alteration has been substantially completed, as determined by the director of the department of transportation.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 335, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 308, § 1.)