[The State] [A political subdivision] has the power, granted to it by law, to lay out, establish, open, alter, repair, clean, pave, or otherwise improve and regulate the use of roadways, streets, and sidewalks and to regulate their use for public travel within the [State] [political subdivision].
In exercising this power [the State] [a political subdivision] must use reasonable care to maintain the [roadways] [streets] [sidewalks] in a reasonably safe condition for use by the public and must guard against unreasonably dangerous conditions which can be foreseen in the exercise of reasonable prudence and care. The [State] [political subdivision] is held to the same standard of care expected of private persons in the conduct of their business involving a like danger to others. This means that the [roadway] [street] [sidewalk] must be maintained in reasonably safe condition in view of all the circumstances, including the likelihood of injury, the seriousness of the injury, and the burden of avoiding the risk.
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