SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter eighty-two of the general laws, the portion of Gravelly Brook Road in the town of Topsfield described in section 3 of this act is hereby discontinued as a county highway, and the commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management, hereinafter referred to as the commissioner, is directed to file in the office of the Topsfield Town Clerk notice of such discontinuance.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections forty E through forty J of chapter seven of the general laws, or section 16 of chapter thirty B of the general laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, the aforesaid commissioner is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to grant to each abutter of said portion of Gravelly Brook Road, respectively, by recordable deed and for no monetary consideration, all the Commonwealth’s right, title, and interest to the land described in section 3 of this act, such that each abutter shall receive a deed conveying the Commonwealth’s interest in that portion of Gravelly Brook Road bounded by the center line of the Road, the abutter’s present, shared boundary line with the Road, and the extensions to the center line of the Road of the abutter’s side boundary lines from the point where they intersect with said shared boundary line, to be held for all lawful purposes without restriction.
SECTION 3. The portion of Gravelly Brook Road to be discontinued, and the parcel of land to be conveyed to the abutters of said Road, is all that portion of said road lying in the town of Topsfield and described in Layout Plan Number 1052, voted on December 19, 1854, by the Essex County Commissioners, having approximately 6.12 acres
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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