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pursuant to contracts awarded or work commenced by the State highway departments prior to December 1, 1958, for completion of construction prior to December 1, 1959, subject to delays caused by circumstances and conditions beyond the control of, and without the fault of any contractor on such contracts, and delays created by acts of God. Any amounts apportioned to a State under provisions of this section remaining unexpended on December 1, 1958, shall lapse: Provided, That such funds shall be deemed to have been expended when covered by contracts awarded or work commenced prior to December 1, 1958, and on account of which formal agreements with the Secretary of Commerce are entered into prior to January 1, 1959, for specific projects.

(c) EXPENDITURE WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO SYSTEM.—The sums apportioned under this section shall be available for expenditure for projects on the primary or secondary Federal-aid systems, including extensions of these systems within urban areas, without limitation as to the amount of any class of funds, primary, secondary, or urban, apportioned for projects on any system.

(d) FEDERAL SHARE.—The Federal share payable on account of any project provided for by funds made available under the provisions of this section shall not exceed 6643 per centum of the total cost thereof plus, in any State containing unappropriated and unreserved public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal, exceeding 5 per centum of the total area of all lands therein, a percentage of the remaining 3343 per centum of such cost equal to the percentage that the area of such lands in such State is of its total area: Provided, That such Federal share payable on any project in any State shall not exceed 95 per centum of the total cost of such project.

(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION FOR INCREASING FEDERAL SHARE.-For the purpose of assisting any State in meeting the requirements for State funds to match any sums apportioned to such State under the provisions of this section, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $115,000,000, which sum may be used by the Secretary of Commerce upon the request of any State to increase the Federal share payable on account of any project provided for by funds made available under the provisions of this section: Provided, That the amount of such increase of the Federal share shall not exceed twothirds of the State's share of the cost of such project.

(1) REPAYMENT OF AMOUNTS USED TO INCREASE FEDERAL SHARE.—The total amount of such increases in the Federal share as are made pursuant to subsection (e) above, shall be repaid to the Federal Government by making deductions of sums equal to the amounts so expended for projects on the Federal-aid primary highway system, the Federal-aid secondary highway system and extensions of such systems in urban areas in two equal annual installments from the amounts available to such State for expenditure on such highways under any apportionment of funds herein or hereafter authorized to be appropri

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ated therefor for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1961, and June 30, 1962.

(g) CONTRACT AUTHORITY.-Approval by the Secretary of Commerce of any project on account of which the Federal share is increased under the provisions of this section shall be deemed contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of such increase in the Federal share, and its expenditure shall be governed by the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(h) DECLARATION OF INTENT.—It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Congress that the sum authorized under subsection (a) of this section shall be supplementary to, and not in lieu of, any other sum heretofore or herein authorized for expenditure on the Federal-aid primary or secondary systems, including extensions of these systems within urban areas, and is made available for the purpose of immediate acceleration of the rate of highway construction on these systems beyond that being accomplished with funds heretofore authorized. Sec. 3. Forest highways and forest development roads and trails

(a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For the purpose carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act of 1921 (42 Stat. 218), as amended and supplemented, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated (1) for forest highways the additional sum $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, and the sum of $33,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1960, and June 30, 1961; and (2) for forest development roads and trails the additional sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, and the sum of $30,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1960, and June 30, 1961: * * * Provided further, That the additional sum authorized under this subsection for forest highways for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, shall be apportioned for expenditure in each State, Alaska, and Puerto Rico immediately upon enactment of this Act: Provided further, That the additional amount herein authorized for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, and the amounts authorized herein for forest highways for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1960, and June 30, 1961, shall be apportioned for expenditure in each State, Alaska, and Puerto Rico in the same percentage as the amounts apportioned for expenditure in each State, Alaska, and Puerto Rico from funds authorized for forest highways for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958: *

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ACT OF 1960

Public Law 86-657, 86th Cong., July 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 522 AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the fiscal years 1962 and

1963 for the construction of certain highways in accordance with title 23 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

REPAYMENT OF FEDERAL-AID FUNDS

SEC. 6. (a) The amount of all Federal-aid highway funds paid on account of those sections of Federal-aid Interstate Route 95 in the States of Delaware and Maryland from a point in the vicinity of Farnhurst, Delaware, to a point in the vicinity of the proposed Whitemarsh Interchange in Baltimore County, Maryland, proposed as the location for a toll express highway, shall, prior to the collection of tolls thereon, be repaid to the Treasurer of the United States and the amount so repaid shall be deposited to the credit of the appropriation for “Federal-Aid Highways (Trust Fund).” At the time of such repayment, the Federal-aid projects with respect to which such funds have been repaid and any other Federal-aid project located on such sections of said Interstate Route and programed for Federal-aid participation shall be canceled and withdrawn from the Federal-aid highway program. Any amount so repaid, together with the unpaid balance of any amount programed for expenditure on any such project, shall be credited to the unprogramed balance of Federal-aid highway funds of the same class last apportioned to the States, respectively. The amount so credited shall be available for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of title 23, United States Code, as amended or supplemented.

(b) Upon the repayment of Federal-aid highway funds and the cancellation and withdrawal from the Federal-aid highway program of all projects on said sections of Federal-aid Interstate Route 95, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, such sections of said route shall become and be free of any and all restrictions contained in title 23, United States Code, as amended or supplemented, or in any regulation thereunder, with respect to the imposition and collection of tolls or other charges thereon or for the use thereof.

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1962

Public Law 87-866, 87th Cong., Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1145 AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the fiscal years 1964 and

1965 for the construction of certain highways in accordance with title 23 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

THE RAMA ROAD

SEC. 3. That in order to provide for completion of the Rama Road in the Republic of Nicaragua, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State, in addition to the sums heretofore authorized, the sum of $850,000, to be available until expended, for discharging the United States obligation under the applicable agreement with the Government of Nicaragua: Provided, That the survey and construction work shall be under the general supervision of the Secretary of Transportation: Provided further, That funds provided pursuant to this authorization shall not be available for expenditure except under the conditions set forth in section 213 of title 23, United States Code, with respect to the authorization contained in that section: And provided further, That the funds authorized in this section shall be available for contract immediately upon the passage of this Act. 3

INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY

SEC. 4. For the purpose of completing the construction of the InterAmerican Highway, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the additional sum of $42,000,000 to be expended in accordance with the provisions of section 212 of title 23 of the United States Code: Provided, That no part of such sum shall be obligated in any country until that country demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, that it is capable of and willing to meet its commitment for maintenance under the agreements entered into pursuant to the provisions of section 212(a)(5) of title 23, United States Code. Not to exceed $12,000,000 of the funds authorized herein shall be available for contract immediately upon enactment of this Act and compliance with such commitment, except that such contract authority shall be reduced by such amounts as are appropriated for construction of the Inter-American Highway by the Eighty-seventh Congress, second session.

ALASKA HIGHWAY STUDY

SEC. 13. (a) The Secretary of Transportation, in cooperation with the State of Alaska, is hereby authorized to make engineering studies and estimates and planning surveys relative to a highway construction program for the State of Alaska, and, in accordance with treaties or other agreements to be negotiated with Canada by the Secretary of State in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, engineering studies, estimates, and planning surveys relative to connecting Alaskan roads with Canadian roads at the International boundary. 4

(b) On or before May 15, 1964, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit a report to the Congress which shall include— 5

3 4 5 6 Functions transferred to the Secretary of Transportation by sec. 6(a) of Public Law 89-670, Oct. 15, 1966 (80 Stat. 931); amended by sec. 144 of Public Law 93-87, Aug. 13, 1973 (87 Stat. 273); and sec. 2(a), Public Law 97-449, Jan. 12, 1983 (96 Stat. 2439).

(1) an analysis of the adequacy of the Federal-aid highway program to provide for a satisfactory program in both the populated and the undeveloped areas in Alaska;

(2) specific recommendations as to the construction of roads through undeveloped areas of Alaska and connection of such roads with Canadian roads at the International boundary; and

(3) a feasible program for implementing such specific recommendations, including cost estimates, recommendations as to the shar

ing of cost responsibilities, and other pertinent matters. (c) From time to time, either before or after submission of the report provided for in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of Commerce may submit recommendations to the Congress with respect to the construction of particular highways to carry out the purposes of this section. 6

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating any obligation in the Congress, express or implied, to carry out the recommendations referred to in subsections (b) and (c).

(e) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be available until expended, the sum of $800,000 for the purpose of making the studies, surveys, and report authorized by subsections (a) and (b) hereof.

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1964

Public Law 88-423, 88th Cong., Aug. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 397 AN ACT to authorize appropriations for the fiscal years 1966 and 1967

for the construction of certain highways in accordance with title 23 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the “Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1964”.

SEC. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of title 23 of the United States Code the following sums are hereby authorized to be appropriated:

(1) For the Federal-aid primary system and the Federal-aid secondary system and for their extension within urban areas, out of the Highway Trust Fund, $1,000,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, and $1,000,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967. The sums authorized in this paragraph for each fiscal year shall be available for expenditure as follows:

(A) 45 per centum for projects on the Federal-aid primary highway system;

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