THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 40 of 1956
280.341 Drains along railroad; release of right of way; consent.
Drains may be laid along the line of any railroad within its right of way: Provided, That such drain shall not be to the injury of the roadbed. Whenever it is proposed to construct a drain along the line, and within the right of way of any railroad, and the company owning or operating such road shall refuse or neglect to permit such drain to be constructed, or release the right of way therefor within the time prescribed in section 75 of this act, such release shall be obtained in the same manner as is provided in this act for obtaining private lands: Provided, That no drain shall be constructed along the line of any railroad without the consent of the company owning or operating such road, if it shall appear to the special commissioners that such drain can equally well be laid on private lands.
History: 1956, Act 40, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956
Popular Name: Act 40
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