Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 626||Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944.|
Federal share of cost.
|Sec. 5||States containing public lands, etc.|
Indian reservation roads and bridges.
|Sec.||25 U.S.C. § 318a.|
|Sec.||Approval by Public Roads Administration.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
(a) The Federal share payable on account of any project provided for by the funds made available under the foregoing provisions of this Act shall not exceed 50 per centum of the construction cost thereof other than costs of rights-of-way, and as to costs of rights-of-way shall not exceed one-third of such costs: Provided, That in the case of any State containing unappropriated and unreserved public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal, exceeding 5 per centum of the total area of all lands therein the Federal share shall be increased in each of the three post-war years by a percentage of the remaining cost equal to the percentage that the area of all such lands in such State is of its total area:
(c) For the construction, improvement, and maintenance of Indian reservation roads and bridges and roads and bridges to provide access to Indian reservations and Indian lands under the provisions of the Act approved May 26, 1928 (45 Stat. 750), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $6,000,000 for the first post-war fiscal year and a like amount for each of the second and third post-war fiscal years: Provided, That the location, type, and design of all roads and bridges constructed shall be approved by the Public Roads Administration before any expenditures are made thereon, and all such construction shall be under the general supervision of the Public Roads Administration.
Approved, December 20, 1944.