SEC. 65-37-11. Maintenance of bridges; inspections; forfeiture of funds by county ineligible for four years.
(1) The board of supervisors of each county and the governing authorities of each municipality shall be responsible for properly maintaining all bridges replaced or repaired in their respective jurisdictions under the provisions of Sections 65-37-1 through 65-37-15.
(2) The State Aid Engineer and his assistants shall make annual maintenance inspections of completed bridge projects and such other periodic inspections as the State Aid Engineer deems necessary. If at any time the State Aid Engineer is of the opinion that a county or municipality has not provided proper maintenance as required by subsection (l) of this section, he shall give written notice thereof to the board of supervisors of the county or the governing authorities of the municipality of default and direct such maintenance as may be necessary to be performed. If within sixty (60) days of the receipt of such notice the board of supervisors or governing authorities have not performed such maintenance as may be necessary, then the county or municipality shall not thereafter be eligible to participate in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program.
(3) Whenever any county fails to be eligible for the expenditure of monies allocated to it under the provisions of Sections 65-37-1 through 65-37-15 for a continuous period of four (4) years, then such county shall forfeit and no longer be entitled to any part of the monies in the Local System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Fund theretofore allocated to it; and the balance of such monies theretofore allocated to it shall be reallocated pro rata between all other eligible counties in accordance with the formula established in Section 65-37-3.
SOURCES: Laws, 1994, ch. 557, Sec. 8, eff from and after July 1, 1994