Substitute House Bill No. 5590
          Substitute House Bill No. 5590

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-118


AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE DESIGN STANDARDS FOR
ROADS AND BRIDGES.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW) (a) On  or  before  January 1, 1999, the
Commissioner  of  Transportation  shall  establish
alternative   design   standards    for   bridges,
principal  and  minor  arterial  roads,  collector
roads and local roads and streets.
    (b)  In establishing  the  standards  required
under  subsection  (a)   of   this   section,  the
commissioner shall solicit  and consider the views
of  chief  elected  officials  and  organizations,
including, but not  limited  to,  the  Connecticut
Trust for Historic Preservation, regional councils
of governments, the  Connecticut  Council  on  the
Arts, the Federal  Highway  Administration and the
Rural Development Council.

Approved May 22, 1998