These agreements give cities “exclusive domain, control and jurisdiction on public roads within their corporate boundaries,” TxDOT said. The public authority may also indicate the roads it will continue to maintain. If a city integrates, that government becomes responsible for all roads within its urban boundaries, including all roads with state numbers. Cities will then need to establish a communal maintenance agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to determine the city`s and state`s responsibilities for these roads. Both the City and TxDOT will verify and approve their responsibilities in carrying out the agreement. If the responsibilities of each party have been defined and in accordance with the directive, the agreement with the corresponding exhibitions of the city should be submitted to the approval of the city. After authorization from the city, the district engineer should execute the agreement for the state, provided that the agreement is satisfactory and in accordance with the policy. Approximately every two years and after the publication of the census results, municipal maintenance contracts should be reviewed. If amendments are necessary, the Appendices to the Agreement should be revised to include the amendments. These changes should reflect the addition of new routes, revised routes, changes to city limits and abandoned routes. The general requirements or competences of the municipality or the State should not be altered. New agreements should be implemented.
A communal maintenance contract should be concluded with any city incorporated within the State crossed by a national road. The municipal maintenance contract should be executed in duplicate; One copy is required for the city and one for the district. In addition to the agreement, it is necessary to obtain a copy of the City`s authorization to enter into a contract. As a rule, this authorization is a decision or by-law that has been formally verified by the city clerk. To establish a municipal maintenance contract, a city meets with TxDOT to discuss maps, lists of territorial roads and maintenance requests on these roads. A city will then approve a decision to enter into an agreement with TxDOT. Responsibility for highways, roads or roads within an incorporated city rests with the governing body of the incorporated city, with the exception of those declared access roads controlled by the Texas Transportation Commission in accordance with Transportation Code § 203.003. It is necessary to conclude with each incorporated city an agreement on the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, control, supervision and regulation of designated highways within the city limits and to define the competences of the Ministry and the city in accordance with minute 58588 of October 28, 1966. A number of municipalities have worked together to secure federal subsidies for water and sanitation systems or other purposes, but they do not have an active municipal government. In these cases, a municipal maintenance contract cannot be executed; Therefore, highways within these cities should be considered as rural stretches.
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