Public officials, such as state highway commissioners, act on behalf of the particular county or MUNICIPAL CORPORATION upon which the state has conferred power to establish highways.
A highway and road district is a subdivision of the state, which the legislature creates to facilitate the administration of highways. The legislature defines and sets the territorial extent, limits, and boundaries of the road or highway district, and, generally, only lands that will be benefited are included. Highway boards and commissions are ordinarily responsible for the construction, improvement, and maintenance of highways.
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