Alaska Statutes.
Title 19. Highways and Ferries
Chapter 5. Administration
Section 40. Powers of Department.
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AS 19.05.040. Powers of Department.

The department may

(1) acquire property;

(2) exercise the power of eminent domain;

(3) take immediate possession of real property, or any interest in real property under a declaration of taking or by other lawful means;

(4) acquire rights-of-way for present or future use;

(5) control access to highways;

(6) regulate roadside development;

(7) preserve and maintain the scenic beauty along state highways;

(8) dispose of property acquired for highway purposes;

(9) accept and dispose of federal funds or property available for highway construction, maintenance, or equipment;

(10) enter into contracts or agreements relating to highways with the federal government, municipalities, a political subdivision, or with a foreign government, if the contract is approved by the federal government;

(11) establish, levy, and collect tolls, fees, charges, and rentals for the use of state roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, crossings, and causeways;

(12) exercise any other power necessary to carry out the purpose of AS 19.05 - AS 19.25; and

(13) award and administer grants authorized by appropriation by the legislature.

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