AN ACT RELATIVE TO STATE HIGHWAYS IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding section 15C of chapter 40 of the General
Laws, chapter 61 of the acts of
or any other general or special law to the contrary, before any
reconstruction, realignment, or re-engineering on state highways
Barnstable county, not including United States highway route 6 except in the
town of Eastham, that pass through recognized historic districts that have
registered with the department of highways and provided the department with the
approximate boundaries of the historic district, whether or
the work pertains to trees or stone walls abutting thereto, the department
shall hold a
public hearing during the 25 per cent design phase. Before holding the
it in a newspaper of general circulation in the area
once in each of 2 successive weeks,
the last publication not to be less than 7 days before the date of the
hearing, as to time, date, place and purpose. The
department shall send special notice to each municipality and the commission of
district in which the work is to be performed. The department shall send
the notice by certified
mail, return receipt requested.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.