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Effective - 27 Feb 1945, see footnotebottom

  IV Section 31.  State highways in municipalities. — Any state highway authorized herein to be located in any municipality may be constructed without limitations concerning the distance between houses or other buildings abutting such highway or concerning the width or type of construction.  The commission may enter into contracts with cities, counties or other political subdivisions for and concerning the maintenance of, and regulation of traffic on any state highway within such cities, counties or subdivision.


Source: Const. of 1945.

(1971) State highway commission had authority to contract with special road district whereby district agreed to maintain roadway although § 31 of Art. IV, Constitution 1945, was not in effect at time easement for roadway was granted in 1934. The legality of the conveyance of easement is determined by laws existing at time of conveyance but the authority granted by § 31 of Art. IV may be exercised by the commission regardless of when easement was acquired. Floreth v. State Highway Commission (Mo.), 472 S.W.2d 614.

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