SECTION 1. Chapter 89 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 13. All state-owned trails that intersect state-owned roads shall be clearly marked by the department of transportation with a marked crosswalk and pedestrian crossing signs with flashing lights and reflectors from trailhead to trailhead, and any other suitable markers the department determines are necessary to ensure pedestrian and driver safety near such crosswalks, in compliance with the standards of the department. The department may divert trails to cross at an existing lighted intersection with a marked crosswalk if the department, in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation, determines it is necessary to meet the requirements of this section.
SECTION 2. The department of transportation shall erect suitable markers on state-owned trails intersecting state-owned roads pursuant to section 13 of chapter 89 of the General Laws by June 30, 2020.
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