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Section 38. The division shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of chapter 81 and for the administration and management of the state highway system. The division shall: (1) administer the design, construction, reconstruction, repair, rehabilitation, improvement, operation and maintenance of roads and bridges within the commonwealth; (2) enter into any contracts and agreements necessary or desirable to carry out its purposes; (3) make, and from time to time revise, regulations for the conduct of the business of the division and all regulations otherwise required by law; (4) collaborate with other agencies and authorities as may be appropriate in fields related to transportation, development, public safety and security; (5) prepare and submit to the governor, the board and the general court an annual report describing the organization of the division, and with the approval of the secretary, reviewing the work of the division, recommending legislation and other action by the governor and the general court, and (6) submit such other reports as the secretary or the general court may require from time to time.

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