AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS TO USE COAL AS A ROAD BUILDING
                                 MATERIAL
                  Act of Jul. 2, 1959, P.L. 506, No. 132              Cl. 36
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing and directing the Department of Highways, in
        cooperation with the Department of Mines and Mineral
        Industries, to construct strips of highway using coal as a
        road building material.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Research studies are being conducted by the
     Commonwealth as well as by private agencies for the purposes of
     developing new uses and increasing markets for coal. Progress in
     this field would greatly aid the economy of depressed areas of
     this Commonwealth.
        Experiments have been made in the use of coal as a road
     building material and, if successful and practical, the adoption
     thereof will result in prosperity for the people in the coal
     mining areas and the Commonwealth generally.
        Section 2.  For the purpose of determining whether a method
     of using coal as a road building material shall be adopted by
     the Commonwealth in its vast road building program, the
     Department of Highways in cooperation with the Coal Research
     Board in the Department of Mines and Mineral Industries is
     hereby authorized to pave experimental strips of highway in this
     Commonwealth in which the new material is used.
        Section 3.  The costs and expenses of constructing such
     experimental strips shall be paid by the Department of Highways
     out of funds available for highway purposes.