1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Highway
  4. Article 11: Miscellaneous Provisions


Section 327 Lighting roads, highways and bridges

Highway (HAY)

The town board of any town may from time to time provide for lighting dangerous portions of any road or highway defined by section three of this chapter or constructed or improved under the provisions of section one hundred and ninety-four of this chapter, and of bridges located thereon. The initial action of the board shall be in the form of a proposal. The roads and portions thereof to be lighted, and the manner of lighting, shall be set forth in such proposal. Such proposal shall be embodied in a resolution. The lighting of one or more such roads, highways or bridges, or either, may be proposed in a single resolution. The board may provide for such lighting, if its proposal is so approved. The expense of installing, maintaining and caring for such lights shall be a town charge, and the moneys therefor shall be provided and appropriated in the same manner as for other town expenses. The furnishing of light under this section may be provided for by contract or otherwise; but nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the town board to acquire, construct or establish a gas or electric lighting plant for the above purposes. The installation of lights, fixtures and connections shall be done under the supervision of the county superintendent of highways. The town board may provide for the care of such lights in such manner as it may deem proper. The board may, in its discretion, at any time discontinue the lighting of any road, highway or bridge, or portion thereof, provided for under this section. Any installation of lighting pursuant to this section on a state highway shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner.