Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/372

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 333-JUNE 12, 1940 [54 STAT. Proiso. Alley impro building lines, Assessment mit work. Disbursemi Provisos. Assessment existing law. Grade-ross ination projec 23U.S.C V, 24a. 62 Stat. 633 23U.S.C v, 141b. Parking study. 338 to remain available until June 30, 1942: Provided, That this appro- etc. n ' priation shall be available to carry out the provision of existing law for the opening, extension, widening, or straightening of alleys and minor streets and for the establishment of building lines in the District of Columbia; andper- For assessment and permit work, paving of roadways under the permit system, and construction and repair of sidewalks and curbs around public reservations and municipal and United States build- ings, including purchase or condemnation of streets, roads, and alleys, and of areas less than two hundred and fifty square feet at the intersection of streets, avenues, or roads in the District of Colum- bia, to be selected by the Commissioners, and including maintenance of non-passenger-carrying motor vehicles, $150,000; mnt, etc. In all, $3,684,100, to be immediately available, to be disbursed and accounted for as "Street improvements", and for that purpose shall under constitute one fund: Provided, That assessments in accordance with existing law shall be made for paving and repaving roadways, alleys, and sidewalks where such roadways, alleys, and sidewalks nel se nm are paved or repaved with funds herein appropriated: Provided further, That any portion of this appropriation may be used for pay- ment to contractors and for other expenses in connection with the expense of design, construction, and inspection of grade-crossing elimination and other construction projects authorized under section ., SuPP- 8 of the Act approved June 16, 1936 (49 Stat. 1521), and section 1-b of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1938 (Public, Numbered 584 J. sup. Seventy-fifth Congress), pending reimbursement to the District of Columbia by the Department of Agriculture, reimbursement to be credited to fund from which payment was made. faciues The Commissioners of the District of Columbia, in connection with the highway planning survey now in progress as a cooperative project with the Public Roads Administration, are directed to make a thorough study to determine the most feasible program for pro- viding parking facilities, other than the public streets, for motor vehicles in the District of Columbia. Such study shall be made with a view to determining, among other things, the type or types and the quantity of such facilities which should be provided, the proper location and the probable cost of such facilities, and the appropriate congress. method of financing the cost of such facilities. The Commissioners shall make a report to the Congress, of the results of their study, together with their recommendations at the earliest practicable date drod^- The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to fix or alter the respective widths of sidewalks and roadways (including tree spaces and park- ing) of all highways that may be improved under appropriations contained in this Act. improve. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be avail- ts. able for repairing, resurfacing, or paving any street, avenue, or roadway by private contract unless the specifications for such work shal be so prepared as to permit of fair and open competition in paving material as well as in price. yOrt In addition to the provision of existing law requiring contractors iorwork. to keep new pavements in repair for a period of one year from the date of the completion of the work, the Commissioners of the Dis- trict of Columbia shall further require that where repairs are neces- sary during the four years following the said one-year period, due to inferior work or defective materials, such repairs shall be made at the expense of the contractor, and the bond furnished by the contractor shall be liable for such expense. Report to ( Changes it of sidewalks a ways. Open con for street ment contrac Period of tors' liability pairs for infer