5511.02 Limited access highways and freeways.

The director of transportation may lay out, establish, acquire, open, construct, improve, maintain, regulate, vacate, or abandon "limited access highways" or "freeways" in the same manner in which the director may lay out, establish, acquire, open, construct, improve, maintain, regulate, vacate, or abandon highways. The director, board or municipal authority shall have all additional authority relative to such "limited access highways" or "freeways" as he possesses relative to highways, including the authority to acquire by gift, purchase, condemnation, or otherwise land required for right of way.

Where an existing highway, in whole or part, has been designated as, or included within, a "limited access highway" or "freeway," existing easements of access may be extinguished by purchase, gift, agreement, or by condemnation.

As an adjunct of any "limited access highway" or "freeway" the director, board, or municipal authority may lay out and construct highways and drives, to be designated as service highways, to provide access from areas adjacent to a limited access highway or freeway.

A "limited access highway" or "freeway" is a highway especially designed for through traffic and over which abutting property owners have no easement or right of access by reason of the fact that their property abuts upon such highway, and access to which may be allowed only at highway intersections designated by the director.

Limitations imposed on the mileage of state highways shall not apply to highways established under this section.

Effective Date: 09-28-1973