2012 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 Motor Vehicles
§ 1006a Highways; emergency closure

23 V.S.A. § 1006a. What's This?

§ 1006a. Highways; emergency closure

(a) The traffic committee may close any part or all of any state highway to public travel to protect the health, safety or welfare of the public. In such event the agency of transportation shall properly mark and maintain a detour around the closed section.

(b) The traffic committee may establish a temporary speed limit within that portion of the state highways that is being reconstructed or maintained. The limit shall be effective when appropriate signs stating the limit are erected.

(c) Under chapter 25 of Title 3, the traffic committee shall make and promulgate such rules as are necessary to administer this section and may delegate this authority to the agency of transportation.

(d) Notwithstanding the limit established in subsection 2302(d) of this title, the penalty for violation of speed limits established under subsection (b) of this section shall be twice the penalty for nonworksite speed violations. (Added 1975, No. 4, eff. Feb. 14, 1975; amended 1991, No. 15, § 1; 1997, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)

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