Section 6-5-700

Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) AWARDING AUTHORITY.

a. The Alabama Department of Transportation, if the contractor enters into a contract with the State of Alabama to construct, repair, or maintain a highway, a road, or a street for the State of Alabama; or

b. The county governing body, if the contractor enters into a contract with that county to construct, repair, or maintain a highway, a road, or a street for that county; or

c. The governing body of any other local government, if the contractor enters into a contract with that local government to construct, repair, or maintain a highway, a road, or a street for that local government.

(2) CONCLUSION OF PROJECT. The date that the awarding authority notifies the contractor, in writing, that the awarding authority has assumed maintenance responsibilities for the roadway or 60 days after the contractor has notified, in writing, the awarding authority that the contractor’s work on the project is completed, whichever is earlier.

(3) CONTRACTOR. Any person or entity, and any subcontractor, director, officer, or employee of such a person or entity, that contracts with the State of Alabama, a county, or other local government to construct, repair, or maintain a highway, a road, a bridge, or a street.

(4) DANGEROUS CONDITION. A condition that is not reasonably safe for the intended use of the roadway and is capable of causing a person physical injury or death under the anticipated use of the roadway.

(5) SPECIFICATIONS. Specifications, plans, drawings, bid documents, or any other written or electronically stored requirements and details the contractor agrees to perform.

(Act 2012-225, p. 414, §1.)