27:7A-2. Limited access highway
a. The commissioner shall construct every State highway, or portion thereof, located on new alignment as a limited access highway unless he shall determine that the public interest requires otherwise.
b. When the commissioner or the governing body of a county constructs a limited access highway, the commissioner or governing body shall have authority to arrange with landowners, at the time of purchase of the rights-of-way for such highway or portion thereof, for the control of public or private access or for complete exclusion of direct access of abutters to the highway right-of-way. Such arrangements shall be made part of the purchase contract. In the event that no agreement can be reached between the parties, the commissioner or the governing body of the county shall have the power to acquire said rights of access by condemnation.
c. No right of access exists to a highway constructed on new alignment unless the construction of the highway results in the creation of a remainder parcel of property which has no access to a public street or highway. Arrangements made with landowners for exclusion of direct access by the commissioner, or by the governing body of a county under subsection b. of this section, shall not be subject to compensation unless it is determined that the construction of the highway has had the effect of eliminating all reasonable access to the system of streets and highways from the remainder parcel of land.
L. 1945, c. 83, s. 2; amended 1989, c. 32, s. 15.
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