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5 AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION; PROVIDING FOR STATEWIDE PUBLIC
6 SAFETY INTEREST HIGHWAYS; DESIGNATING CERTAIN HIGHWAYS; AND
7 PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 72-3-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12 Section 1. Section 72-3-301 is enacted to read:
14 72-3-301. Statewide public safety interest highway defined -- Designations -- Control
15 -- Maintenance -- Improvement restrictions -- Formula funding provisions.
16 (1) As used in this part, "statewide public safety interest highway" means a designated
17 state highway that serves a compelling statewide public safety interest.
18 (2) Statewide public safety interest highways include:
19 (a) SR-900. From near the east bound on and off ramps of the I-80 Delle Interchange on
20 the I-80 south frontage road, traversing northwesterly, westerly, and northeasterly, including on
21 portions of a county road and a Bureau of Land Management road for a distance of 9.24 miles.
22 Then beginning again at the I-80 south frontage road traversing southwesterly and northwesterly
23 on a county road for a distance of 4.33 miles. Then beginning again at the I-80 south frontage road
24 traversing southwesterly, northerly, northwesterly, westerly, and northeasterly on a county road and
25 a Bureau of Land Management road to near the east bound on and off ramps of I-80 Low/Lakeside
26 Interchange for a distance of 2.61 miles. The entire length of SR-900 is a total distance of 16.18
28 (b) SR-901. From SR-196 traversing westerly and northwesterly on a county road to a
29 junction with a Bureau of Land Management road described as part of SR-901, then northwesterly
30 to a junction with a county road for a distance of 8.70 miles. Then beginning again at a junction
31 with SR-901 traversing northwesterly on a Bureau of Land Management road to a junction with
32 a county road for a distance of 6.52 miles. Then beginning again at a junction with SR-901
33 traversing southwesterly on a Bureau of Land Management road to a junction with a county road
34 for a distance of 5.44 miles. Then beginning again from a junction with SR-901 traversing
35 southwesterly on a county road to a junction with a county road a distance of 11.52 miles. Then
36 beginning again at a junction with SR-196 traversing westerly on a Bureau of Land Management
37 road to a junction with a county road for a distance of 11.30 miles. The entire length of SR-901
38 is a total distance of 43.48 miles.
39 (3) The department has jurisdiction and control over all statewide public safety interest
41 (4) (a) A county shall maintain the portions of a statewide public safety interest highway
42 that was a class B county road under the county's jurisdiction prior to the designation under this
44 (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 17-5-232 , a county may not abandon any
45 portion of a statewide public safety interest highway.
46 (c) Except under written authorization of the executive director of the department, a
47 statewide public safety interest highway shall remain the same class of highway that it was prior
48 to the designation under this section with respect to grade, drainage, surface, and improvements
49 and it may not be upgraded or improved to a higher class of highway.
50 (5) A class B county road that is designated a statewide public safety interest highway
51 under this section is considered a class B county road for the purposes of the distribution formula
52 and distributions of funds. The amount of funds received by any jurisdiction from the class B and
53 C roads account under Section 72-2-107 may not be affected by the provisions of this section.
54 Section 2. Effective date.
55 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this act takes effect
56 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
57 Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the
58 date of veto override.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-8-99 5:05 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.