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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 586-JULY 16, 1946 approaches, and connecting roads approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and the Public Roads Administration. SEO. 3. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are author- ized to acquire by purchase or by condemnation any and all lands not under Federal jurisdiction or control in the State of Virginia needed for said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads, title to such land to be taken directly to and in the name of the United States; and in case a price satisfactory to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia cannot be agreed upon for the purchase of such land or in case the title cannot be made satisfactory to the Attorney General of the United States, then the latter is directed to procure such land by condemnation, and the expenses of procuring evidence of title, or condemnation, or both, shall be paid from funds made available for the purposes of this Act. Jurisdiction and control over any land acquired under the authority of this Act shall be transferred to the District of Columbia. SEC. 4. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are author- ized to make such use of federally owned and controlled lands at and adjacent to the north and south ends of the respective bridges as may be necessary for making borings, performing other preliminary work, routing and rerouting traffic, constructing said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads, and storing of materials incident to such pre- liminary work and to actual construction. SEC. 5. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are author- ized and directed to route and reroute and to cause the routing and rerouting of traffic on, and to close or cause to be closed, park roads, streets, and highways under the jurisdiction of the United States, and to negotiate for the closing of roads by contact with Virginia authorities, when necessary in connection with the preparation of plans for, and during the actual construction of, said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads. The Commissioners of the Dis- trict of Columbia are further authorized to prepare plans for such changes in park roads as they deem necessary to provide maximum efficiency in handling traffic to and from said bridges, and, when such plans are approved by the Public Roads Administration, to construct roads in conformity with such approved plans. SEC. 6 . The National Capital Park Service is authorized and directed to remove or transplant to other locations any and all plant- ing materials within the area to be used for the bridges, approaches, and connecting roads or for construction purposes, when requested by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. The Commis- sioners of the District of Columbia are authorized and directed to regrade the areas involved in the construction of the bridges, approaches, and connecting roads so as to conform with plans approved by them and the Public Roads Administration. Upon completion of said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads and the regrading of the areas, or prior thereto, when authorized by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and when such operation or operations will not interfere with the construction of said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads, the National Capital Park Service is directed to landscape such areas in accordance with plans of the National Capital Park Service as may be approved by the Commis- sioners of the District of Columbia and the Public Roads Adminis- tration, the cost of said landscaping to be paid out of funds made available for the purposes of this Act. SEC. 7 . That the cost of construction, reconstruction? and repair of all roads which are changed or made necessary as an incident to the construction of said bridges, approaches, and connecting roads, when approved by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and the 567 Acquisition of lands not under Federal jurisdiction. Use of federally owned lands. Routing of traffic, etc. Plans for changes in park roads. Removal, etc. , of planting materials. Post, p. 894. Landscaping. Payment of costs.