160.16 MS 1953 [Repealed, 1957 c 943 s 72
160.16 WARNING SIGNS AND DETOUR SIGNS.
Subdivision 1. Contract to provide for warning signs.
Whenever the road authorities enter
into a contract for the construction or improvement of any road, culvert, or bridge thereon they
shall, as a condition of the contract, provide therein that the contractor shall place suitable warning
signs at the highways intersecting the road so to be constructed or improved warning the public
that the road under construction or improvement is impassable at a designated place or distance
from the warning sign. The signs shall be placed at such places as will obviate unnecessary
travel by persons not otherwise aware of the impassable condition of the roads. Nothing in the
provisions of chapters 160 to 165 shall make any town, county, or the state liable in damages for
the failure of the road authorities to provide in any contract for the erection of a warning sign as is
herein provided for, or the failure of any contractor to erect same in accordance herewith.
Subd. 2. Contractor to place detour signs.
The contractor, lead supervisor, or person
in charge of work or repairs on any public road shall, when the doing of the work or repairs
necessitates the closing of a part of the road to traffic, post signs stating that the road is under
repair and describing the direction and distance of the detour necessary to avoid the part of the
road being repaired. The signs shall be posted at the intersection of the road under repair with the
road to be traveled while detouring and at appropriate intervals along the road.
Subd. 3. Barricades.
The road authorities may also provide, by contract or otherwise, for
the erection of barricades, fences or other obstructions so as to prevent traffic from entering any
impassable section of road or a section closed to public travel.
History: 1959 c 500 art 1 s 16; 1986 c 444