Substitute House Bill No. 5734

Public Act No. 00-184

An Act Concerning Pedestrian Walkways On Bridges And The Naming Of Route 17 In Middletown.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) The person required to maintain any bridge constructed over any section of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways located within this state, which bridge (1) is constructed or undergoes major reconstruction, as determined by the Commissioner of Transportation, on or after the effective date of this section, and (2) has a defined pedestrian walkway, shall install and maintain fencing along such walkway to prevent pedestrians from throwing objects from such walkway onto the highway below. The bridge located between the Legislative Office Building and the State Capitol Building shall not be subject to the provisions of this section.

Sec. 2. The segment of Route 17 running generally in a northerly direction from South Main Street to Route 9 North junction in the town of Middletown, shall be designated Catholic War Veterans Memorial Highway.

Approved June 1, 2000