N.Y. Highway Law Section 193
Contracts for the construction of town highways


The town board of any town may provide that the construction of new highways and bridges, or the permanent improvement or reconstruction of existing highways and bridges or repairing, rebuilding or replacing walks on highways less than two rods in width pursuant to the provisions of sections one hundred forty, one hundred fifty-one and two hundred seventy-four of this chapter, the cost of which will exceed, the amount specified for public work in subdivision one of General Municipal Law § 103 (Advertising for bids and offers)section one hundred three of the general municipal law shall be done under contracts. All such contracts shall be awarded by the town superintendent, in accordance with estimates, plans and specifications approved or furnished by the department of transportation, as provided in this chapter, to the lowest responsible bidders, after advertisement pursuant to General Municipal Law § 103 (Advertising for bids and offers)section one hundred three of the general municipal law. All bids for such work shall be opened in public and shall be filed in the office of the town clerk. The person to whom such contract is awarded shall execute a bond to the town, in a sum equal to at least one-half of the amount of the contracts, with two or more sureties to be approved by the town board, or in lieu thereof, a bond issued by a bonding or surety company approved by the town board, in a sum equal to at least one-half of the amount of the contracts and conditioned for the faithful compliance with the terms of the contract, and the plans and specifications and for payment of all damages which may accrue to the town, because of a violation thereof. When such work is completed pursuant to the terms of such contract, and the plans and specifications therefor, and accepted by the town board, as being in accordance therewith, the cost of the work under the contract shall be paid out of moneys available therefor, in the same manner as other highway expenses. Payments made under such contract shall be upon certificates issued to the contractor by the town superintendent, to the effect that the work has been done under and in accordance with the terms of such contract, and the plans and specifications. All work done under any such contract shall be under the supervision of the town superintendent, or some person designated by him. The town superintendent shall file all contracts awarded under this section with the town clerk within ten days after their execution.

Source: Section 193 — Contracts for the construction of town highways, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/193 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

170
Survey for the laying out of a highway
171
Highways by dedication
172
Application
173
Petition for acquisition
177
Damages in certain cases
180
Limitations upon laying out highways
181
Laying out highways through burying-grounds
182
Costs
184
When officers of different towns disagree about highway
185
Difference about improvements
186
Highway in two or more towns
187
Laying out, dividing and maintaining highway upon town line, or wholly in one town but adjacent to another town
188
Final determination, how carried out
189
Highways by use
190
Fences to be removed
191
Highways or roads along division lines
192
Adjournments
193
Contracts for the construction of town highways
194
Construction or improvement of town highways by county and town
195
County aid for construction, improvement and maintenance of town highways
196
County aid for connecting highway through villages
197
Damages for change of grade
198
Interest on damages for change of grade
199
Widening highways
203
Widening, how constructed
204
Actions to compel widening
205
Highways abandoned
205‑A
Seasonal limited use highway
205‑B
Qualified abandonment of certain town highways
205‑C
Minimum maintenance roads
206
Highways in lands acquired by the United States for fortification purposes deemed abandoned
207
Discontinuance of highway
208
Description to be recorded
209
Damages caused by discontinuance
210
Papers, where filed
211
Costs of motion
211‑A
Abandonment of certain town highways
211‑B
Abandonment of certain town highways in school districts
212
Changing location of highways over certain lands owned and occupied by the state
212‑A
Abandoning of parts of town highways
213
Construction and repair of approaches to private lands
214
Depositing ashes, snow, ice, stones, sticks, et cetera upon the highway
216
When town not liable for damages
218
Storm water sewers in town highways

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 193’s source at nysenate​.gov

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