Section 11-88-14

Use by authority of public roads rights-of-way.

Each authority is authorized to use the rights-of-way of all public roads in the state subject only to the necessity of obtaining the municipal consent required by Section 220 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, or the consent from the county governing body subject to uniform regulations applying to both counties and authorities authorized under this chapter established by resolution of the county governing body and delivered to each authority operating within the county or an adjoining county by registered mail within 10 days of adoption by the county governing body; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to exempt any authority from the requirements of Section 23-1-4 or Sections 37-15-1 to 37-15-11, inclusive; provided further, that the said authority shall have the duty to restore to pre-use condition and at its expense all roads, highways, and public rights-of-way in which it may have made excavations or done other work in laying pipes or performing any of its other corporate functions and post a bond in the amount required to restore to said condition as determined by the county engineer. This section shall only apply to water, sewer, and fire protection authorities governed by this article.

(Acts 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 107, p. 132, §17; Act 2000-152, p. 215, §1.)