2019 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 69. Roads Bridges and Ferries
§69-501. Classes of highways - Construction, repair, and maintenance - Removal from System - Maps.

Universal Citation: 69 OK Stat § 69-501 (2019)

A. The highway system of this state shall be divided into two classes to be known as the State Highway System and county highway system. The State Highway System shall be designated by the Commission and shall be composed of intercounty and interstate highways.

B. When the Commission shall have taken over any highway, or part thereof, as a state highway, the Commission shall become responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of such highway and for this purpose shall be authorized to use any state highway funds, together with any money derived from any agreement entered into between the Commission and the federal government, any county, or any citizen or group of citizens who have made donations for that purpose.

C. When any segment of the State Highway System is removed from the system, all right, title, and interest to the road, right-of-way, and any signs or facilities shall revert to the appropriate county or municipal authority. The Department of Transportation shall determine the specific right-of-way to be conveyed and prepare and execute a conveyance of title document which shall be forwarded to the local authority to be filed with the county clerk.

D. Prior to returning a state highway back to the county highway system, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation shall make any necessary improvements to the road to meet the minimum design guidelines as set forth in the current State of Oklahoma County Road Design Guidelines Manual, and provide a driving surface that has no less than a good rating according to the current County Road Surface Management System. Prior to returning a state highway bridge back to the County Bridge System, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation shall make any necessary improvements to the bridge so that it will achieve a minimum H-20 twenty (20) ton computed operating rating according to the National Bridge Inventory System and a Minimum Scour Rating of 3, NBI Item 113.

E. The Commission shall provide and maintain a map of the state which shall show all the highways which have been designated as part of the State Highway System and, when practical, status of improvement thereon. In addition, the Commission shall include on such map the principal access road to every city and town not served by the State Highway System and which has a United States Post Office or with a population in excess of one hundred (100) persons according to the latest Federal Decennial Census.

Added by Laws 1968, c. 415, § 501, operative July 1, 1968. Amended by Laws 1970, c. 59, § 1, emerg. eff. March 16, 1970; Laws 1998, c. 73, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998; Laws 1998, c. 206, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1998.

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