5551.02 Acquiring right of way.

Whenever the right of way or other lands of any street or interurban railway company, owned by it in fee simple or in which it has a lesser title or estate, are contiguous to any public road outside a municipal corporation, other than roads upon the state highway system, or are so located that, in the opinion of the board of county commissioners, they interfere or may interfere with any proposed location, establishment, alteration, widening, straightening, vacation, or change in direction of such road, or with the construction of a road as provided in section 5555.02 of the Revised Code, and the board is of the opinion that it will be for the public convenience and welfare to acquire such lands or any part thereof and effect the removal, relocation, or both, of tracks, sidings, and other facilities of such company in connection with any proposed improvement or construction, the board may, in connection with proceedings, therefor and by agreement with the company, acquire such part or all of the right of way and other lands and affect such removal, relocation, or both, of such tracks, sidings, and other facilities as provided by sections 5551.01 to 5551.10, inclusive, of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .