N.Y. Highway Law Section 47
Connecting highways in villages

The board of trustees of a village may, by resolution, petition the commissioner of transportation for the construction or improvement of a highway to connect streets or highways within the village which have been paved or improved with state highways which have been heretofore built under the provisions of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and the acts amendatory thereof. If in the judgment of the commissioner of transportation public convenience requires the construction or improvement of such connecting highway, the commissioner shall cause plans, specifications and estimates to be prepared, and shall cause the same to be transmitted to the board of supervisors of the county wherein such highway is situated. The board of supervisors may thereupon take action on such plans and specifications and adopt a resolution relating to such construction or improvement. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the cost of such construction or improvement shall be borne and payment thereof shall be made in the manner as provided for in section two hundred and sixty-four. A certified copy of such resolution shall be filed in the office of the department of transportation. The construction or improvement of such connecting highway shall then be taken up in the order and manner provided in section two hundred and sixty-one for the construction or improvement of state highways. If it is desired to construct or improve any portion of such a connecting highway at a width greater than that provided for in the plans and specifications therefor, or if a modification of such plans and specifications is desired by which the cost thereof will be increased, the board of trustees of the village shall proceed as in section forty-six to secure such a modification of the plans and specifications as will provide for such desired construction. The provisions of such section shall apply in like manner to the connecting highway to be constructed or improved as provided in this section. The provisions of this act shall not prevent the improvement by state aid under the statute as it existed prior to the passage of this act, of streets in cities of the second and third class, where, prior to the passage of this act, highway numbers had been assigned as provided by article 12 (State Routes)article twelve of this act; nor shall the provisions of this act prevent the improvement in such cities of streets heretofore petitioned for and approved in cases where the proposed improvement of each street does not exceed one and one-half miles in length; but the total mileage of all such streets not exceeding one and one-half miles in length shall not in the aggregate exceed four miles. Wherever plans for such improvement in a city of the second class have been approved and a highway number assigned, and the work is ready for contract as hereinbefore described and the common council of such city has appropriated and made available the city’s share of the cost of such improvement, the city treasurer of such city is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to deposit such moneys with the state comptroller in the same manner as is provided by this section with regard to the improvement of village streets.

Source: Section 47 — Connecting highways in villages, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/HAY/47 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Property for highways, bridges and other highway uses and purposes to be acquired by acquisition
Acquisition by the state of property required for the construction and reconstruction of state highways and structures thereon
Exchange of reservation lands of the Seneca Nation of Indians
Contracts for construction or improvement of highways
Patented material or articles
Authority of commissioner of transportation with respect to the performance of contracts for construction, reconstruction or improvement ...
Maintenance of highways after preliminary work pending permanent paving
Maintenance of detours during construction
Establishment of temporary detours when state highways are being maintained or repaired
Intersections, grading and paving on county roads and town highways at intersection with and during construction or reconstruction of sta...
Acceptance of state highways when completed
Entry upon adjacent lands and streams
State highways in villages
Connecting highways in villages
State highways of additional width and increased cost at expense of town
Improvement of state highways at expense of county or at the joint expense of such county and any city, village or town
Petition for improvement of highway where a street surface railroad is laid
Repair of highways at railroad crossings
Permits for work within the state highway right of way
Highways and bridges on Indian reservations
Highways on Indian reservations
Sidewalks along improved state highways
Reestablishment of approaches to private lands
Emergency aid for control of snow and ice in municipalities
State to maintain roads improved by state appropriations under special laws
Maintenance by state of canal bridge approaches
Liability of state for damages
Additional width, different type of construction or other additional work under repair or reconstruction contracts
Payment by counties of a portion of the cost of construction under repair contracts
Improvement of alignment and of dangerous conditions on repair work
Discontinuance of part of highway due to grade crossing elimination
Maintenance by state of certain improved roads and highways
Lands may be sold or leased
Replacement water sources

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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