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163.15 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
Whenever any county has been authorized by the commissioner of natural resources to divert
the channel of a navigable stream for the purpose of improving a county road and the board of
commissioners of such county has by resolution ordered diversion of the navigable stream across
private property so that the stream and the channel thereof when so diverted deprives the owner of
the private property of access to the county road, the owner of the private property may grant to
the county a perpetual easement for road purposes across that private property commencing at
a point 50 feet distant from the relocated or diversion channel, thence crossing the relocated or
diversion channel and intersecting the county road so to be improved; and the road easement shall
extend for a distance of two rods on each side of the centerline thereof and be and remain a public
road. The county shall forthwith establish and construct a highway upon the strip of land pursuant
to law, build a suitable bridge, including approaches thereto, across the channel, and at public
expense thenceforth maintain the road and bridge so established in a safe condition so as to afford
the owner of the private property access to the improved county road.
History: 1959 c 500 art 4 s 15; 1969 c 1129 art 3 s 1; 1986 c 444