Section 23-1-44Right of entry for purpose of making surveys and taking soil samples.
(a) All officers and employees of the State Department of Transportation are hereby authorized and empowered to enter upon and go across the lands of any individual or corporation in the State of Alabama for the purpose of making any and all surveys necessary for the construction of any highways, roads, and bridges to be constructed by it or under its supervision and to enter upon the property of individuals or corporations for the purpose of securing samples of the land to determine if same can be used as a source of material for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of public highways, roads, and bridges.
(b) Such officers or employees are not relieved of civil liability for any damages caused by any acts authorized in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) Such officers or employees may erect or place such stobs, stakes, monuments, or other markers as may be required in carrying out such survey.
(Acts 1939, No. 210, p. 363; Code 1940, T. 23, §§40-42.)