5523.07 Finding of court - modification or alteration of plans - apportionment - appeal.

If the court finds any of the plans presented under section 5523.05 of the Revised Code are reasonable and practicable it shall so find and order the proposed improvement to be made in accordance with such plans. The court may modify or change any plans submitted and order the proposed improvement to be made under the modified or changed plans. The state shall make such changes in the highway or extension as may be necessary and the company shall make the changes necessary in the tracks and roadbed, in order to comply with the findings and orders of the court. If more than one company owns tracks on a crossing in question, the court may apportion among them the fifteen per cent or other agreed proportion provided by section 5523.08 of the Revised Code to be paid by such companies, and when making such apportionment the court shall take into consideration the difference in cost of construction and the benefits derived as between companies. If the court finds that none of the plans are reasonable or practicable or that none of them can be modified or changed in such manner as to make them reasonable or practicable, the improvement shall not be made upon any plans submitted. Either party feeling aggrieved by the decision and order of the court may prosecute error or appeal as in other cases. If the director of transportation or railroad company refuses or neglects to comply with the orders or findings made by the court, under this section, the court may enforce its order or finding by mandamus, mandatory injunction, or contempt of court, upon the application of any party to the case.

Cite as R.C. § 5523.07

History. Effective Date: 09-28-1973