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Act 368 of 1925
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Act 368 of 1925

AN ACT to prohibit obstructions and encroachments on public highways; to provide for the removal of obstructions and encroachments on public highways; to prescribe the conditions under which telegraph, telephone, power, and other public utility companies, cable television companies, broadband companies, and municipalities may enter upon, construct, and maintain telegraph, telephone, power, cable television, or broadband lines, pipe lines, wires, cables, poles, conduits, sewers, and like structures upon, over, across, or under public roads, bridges, streets, and waters; and to prescribe penalties and provide remedies.

History: 1925, Act 368, Eff. Aug. 27, 1925 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 268, Imd. Eff. Oct. 11, 1972 ;-- Am. 2018, Act 450, Eff. Mar. 21, 2019

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 247.171SectionEncroachments; removal order, service; temporary permit.
Section 247.171aSectionRights-of-way, bridges, towers, and welcome centers; use to provide travel-related information through electronic technologies.
Section 247.172SectionEncroachments; removal by commissioner, penalty, expense charged to occupant, collection by tax; limitation.
Section 247.173SectionEncroachments; denied, notice to commissioner; trespass action.
Section 247.174SectionTrespass action; brought by commissioner.
Section 247.175SectionTrespass action; pleadings and trial.
Section 247.176SectionTrespass action; trial and verdict.
Section 247.177SectionTrespass action; trial and appeal.
Section 247.178SectionEncroachment; removal by commissioner; penalty on owner or occupant for neglect.
Section 247.179SectionEncroachment; removal, interference, penalty.
Section 247.180SectionLoose obstructions, logs, or wood; notice to remove; removal; removal by commissioner, sale; proceeds, disposition.
Section 247.181SectionLoose obstructions, logs, or wood; no value, compensation for removing.
Section 247.182SectionObstructions; road fence if dangerous, penalty.
Section 247.183SectionPublic utilities, cable television companies, broadband companies, and municipalities; construction and maintenance of structures; consent of governing body; construction and maintenance of utility lines and structures longitudinally within limited access highway rights-of-way; standards; charges; use of revenue; relocation permit; use of electronic devices within limited access and rights-of-way to provide travel-related information.
Section 247.184SectionConsent of county or state to construction.
Section 247.184aSectionSurveillance of occupied manhole; exceptions; training and duties of second employee.
Section 247.185SectionParamount rights of public; injury to trees and shrubs; regulation of rights.
Section 247.186SectionPublic utility; placing poles, fixtures, wires, or cables.
Section 247.187SectionEncroachments; removal, expense of removal by commissioner.
Section 247.188SectionObstructions to traffic; moving; permit, bond; penalty.
Section 247.189SectionRepealed. 2020, Act 264, Eff. Mar. 29, 2021.
Section 247.190SectionWidth of highway; encroachment does not give right to land.
Section 247.191SectionAct inapplicable to encroachments and obstructions erected under MCL 257.1701 et seq.
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