81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 19 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
1 ROADS (a) A railroad company may construct the company's road
2 across, along, or on any stream of water, water course, street,
3 highway, turnpike, or canal where the route of the company's
4 ra ilay intersects or touches the stream, water course, street,
5 highway turnpike, or canal.
6 i (b) The railroad company shall:
7 (1) restore the stream, water course, street, highway,
8 turnpike, or canal to its former state or to a state in which its
9 usefulness is not unnecessarily impaired; and
10 (2) keep the crossing in repair. (V.A.C.S. Art.
12 Sec. 112.058. INTERSECTION OF RAIL LINE AND ROAD OR STREET.
13 Sections 112.051, 112.053, 112.054, 112.055, 112.057, 112.059, and
14 112.061 do not affect a law that requires a railroad company to
15 provide a proper crossing at each intersection of a road or street.
16 (V.A.C.S. Art. 6326.)
17 i Sec. 112.059. CROSSINGS OF PUBLIC ROADS. (a) Each
18 ra oad company in this state shall place and keep the portion of
19 the company's roadbed and right-of-way over or across which a
20 public county road runs in proper condition for the use of the
21 traveling public.
22 I (b) A railroad company is liable for a penalty of $10 for
23 eac week the company does not comply with the requirements of this
24 sect in if:
25 (1) the overseer of a public road gives written notice
26 to the company's person responsible for maintaining the area where
27 the ork is needed; and
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