Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/371

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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 333-JUNE 12, 1940 cost thereof from the appropriation contained in this Act for Fed- eral-aid highway projects and the District's allocation of funds by the Public Roads Administration authorized by the said Federal Aid Highway Act: Provided further, That the necessary transfer of jurisdiction of public land and the relocation of monuments is authorized and directed under the provisions of the Land Transfer Act of May 20, 1932 (47 Stat. 161): And provided further, That the Commissioners are authorized to employ necessary engineering and other professional services, by contract or otherwise, without ref- erence to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C. 5), the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and civil-service requirements; This appropriation shall be available for the construction and repair of pavements of street railways in accordance with the pro- visions of the Merger Act, approved January 14 1933 (47 Stat. 752). The proportion of the amount thus expended which under the terms of the said Act is required to be paid by the street-railway company shall be collected, upon the neglect or the refusal of such street-railway company to pay, from the said street-railway com- pany in the manner provided by section 5 of "An Act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia", approved June 11, 1878, and shall be deposited to the credit of the appropriation for the fiscal year in which it is collected; The unexpended balance of the appropriation of $25,000 contained in the District of Columbia Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1940 for the preparation of studies, plans and surveys, estimates and investigation of foundation conditions for a grade separation struc- ture in the vicinity of Fourteenth Street and Maine Avenue South- west, is hereby continued available for the same purposes during the fiscal year 1941; For completing the construction of a bridge to replace the bridge in line of Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in accord- ance with plans and profiles to be approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, including construction of and changes in sewer and water mains, traveling expenses in connection with the inspection of material at the point of manufacture, employment of engineering and other professional services, by contract or otherwise, and without reference to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C . 5), the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, or the civil- service requirements, and engineering and incidental expenses, $680,000; For completing the construction of a bridge in line of Massachu- setts Avenue Northwest over Rock Creek and Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway in accordance with plans and profiles to be approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, includ- ing necessary changes, construction, and reconstruction of roadways, sidewalks and curbing, construction of and changes in sewer and water mains, fire alarm and police patrol boxes, construction, recon- struction, and relocation of parkway roads, walkways, and such other work as may be necessary, travel expenses in connection with the inspection of material at the point of manufacture, employment of engineering and other professional services by contract or other- wise, without reference to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U. S . C . 5), or the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and civil- service requirements, including engineering and incidental expenses, $250,000; To carry out the provisions of existing law which authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to open2 extend, straighten, or widen any street, avenue, road, or highway, m accordance with the plan of the permanent system of highways for the District of Columbia, including the procurement of chains of title, $150,000, 193470°-41-PT . -- 22 337 Transfer of jurisdic- tion of land, etc. 40U.S.C. i§122, 123. 20 D. C. Code, Supp. V, J§ 1540e, 15M4f. Professional serv- ices. 42 Stat. 1488. 5 U.S .C . 99661-674; Supp. V, §§ 673, 673c. Street railways, pavements. Expenses chargeable to railway company. 20 Stat. 105. 12D. C. Code1 74; Supp. V, §74. Grade separation structure, 14th and Maine Avenue SW. 53 Stat. 1035. Anacostia River. Bridge over, in line of Pennsylvania Ave- nue, construction. 42 Stat. 1488. 5U. c. .9 r6l-674; Supp. V, f6873,673c. Rock Creek. Bridge over, In line of Massachusetts Ave- nue NW., construc- tion. 42 Stat. 1488. 5 U.S . C . J§661-674; Supp. V, §J 673, 673c. Opening streets, etc., permanent high- way system.