HOUSE BILL No. 2150
Section 1. K.S.A. 8-2005 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-
2005. (a) Local authorities in their respective jurisdictions shall place and
maintain such traffic-control devices upon highways under their jurisdic-
tion as they may deem necessary to indicate and to carry out the provisions
of this act or local traffic ordinances or to regulate, warn or guide traffic.
All such traffic-control devices hereafter erected shall conform to the
state manual and specifications.
(b) Local authorities in exercising those functions referred to in sub-
section (a) shall be subject to the direction and control of the secretary
of transportation with respect to highways and streets designated by the
secretary as connecting links in the state highway system.
(c) In townships located in Douglas, Johnson, Riley, Shawnee and
Sedgwick counties, the township board shall place and maintain traffic-
control devices, other than regulatory signs, on township roads under the
board's jurisdiction. In addition, such township board shall place and
maintain regulatory signs on township roads under the board's jurisdic-
tion consistent with resolutions of the board of county commissioners of
the county in which the township road is located. For this purpose, a
regulatory sign is a sign setting forth a regulation, the violation of which
subjects the operator of the motor vehicle to fine, imprisonment, or both.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the board
of county commissioners from placing and maintaining traffic-control de-
vices on township roads, if the board determines that traffic control de-
vices or signs placed by a township are inadequate, but the board of
county commissioners shall have no obligation to do so.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 68-526 is hereby amended to read as follows: 68-526.
(a) In all counties not operating under the county road unit system the
township board shall have the general charge and supervision of all town-
ship roads and township culverts in their respective townships, and. The
board shall procure machinery, implements, tools, drain tile, stone,
gravel, and any other material or equipment required, for the construction
or repair thereof of such roads and culverts. All work shall be done in
accordance with plans and specifications and the general regulations to
be prepared and furnished by the county engineer. No materials shall be
purchased and no contract shall be let for the construction or repair of
any township road or township culvert, or part thereof in excess of the
amount of $10,000, nor shall any machinery or other appliance or equip-
ment to be used in highway construction costing more than $10,000 be
purchased by the township board without the approval of the county
(b) In townships located in Douglas, Johnson, Riley, Shawnee and
control devices and guidance, warning and regulatory signs on all town-
ship roads as provided by K.S.A. 8-2005, and amendments thereto.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-2005 and 68-526 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 16, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003