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Highway Access Guidelines

Appendix A: Permit Office Policies

Policy—Open Pavement Cuts A-1

Wherever possible, all utility crossings should be bored. However, open cuts to County highways may be considered if any of the following conditions are met:

  1. Major maintenance or roadway improvements are scheduled for the highway within the next three (3) year period;
  2. The roadway was last resurfaced or surface treated at least 5 years ago.
  3. The roadway was reconstructed at least 10 years ago.
  4. Roadways that are in poor structural condition and have been approved for open cuts by the County Superintendent of Highways or his/her designee.

These requirements may be waived by the County Superintendent of Highways or his/her designee in the event of an emergency or other unforeseen event.

Test holes at all proposed utility crossings should be done during the design phase to identify any possible conflicts, (i.e., bedrock and/or other utilities). All open pavement cuts shall be sawcut and reconstructed in accordance with the department's pavement restoration and/or paved shoulder restoration details.

All pavement cuts shall be sawcut 45° to 90° to the edge of the pavement.

See New York State Industrial Code 53 and 753 for information on stakeouts and exposing utilities.

Boring/Jacking Policy A-2

Wherever possible, all utility crossings should be bored. Test holes outside the pavement at all proposed utility crossings must be done during the design phase to identify any possible conflicts (i.e., bedrock and/or other utilities). However, the County will allow pushing or jacking where the utility diameter is 2" or less.

All construction of underground utilities shall be completed in accordance with the New York State Requirements for the Design and Construction of Underground Utility Installations with the State Highway Right of Way dated January, 1997 or latest revision with the following modifications and additions:

  1. All reference to the New York State Department of Transportation of State shall be the Monroe County Department of Transportation.
  2. Section 4.02.13—change minimum of 10 feet to minimum of 4 feet. This is in reference to the distance past the edge of pavement the casing pipe must extend.

Open pavement cut windows will only be allowed as required by New York State Industrial Code Rule 53, as modified by New York State Industrial Code Rule 753. Refer to Code Rule 753 for information on stakeouts and exposing utilities.

The minimum bore casing thickness shall be 3/8 of an inch. All voids in the casing area shall be filled with flowable fill or sand.

Security Deposit Policy A-3

Security deposits will be required for various construction activities on County highways. The following is a list of those activities and associated security deposits:



Activity Deposit
1. Driveway Installations $200
2. Piping Roadside Ditches $200
3. Commercial Entrances $1,000
4. Subdivision Entrances $1,000
5. Bores $3,000
6. Open Cuts:  
  Shoulder Cut $2,000
  One Lane $2,000
  Two Lanes $3,000
  Three Lanes $4,000
  Four Lanes $5,000
  More than Four Lanes $5,000
(Add $1,000 per lane over four lanes)
  Parallel Cuts (per foot) $100
7. New Access On Roadways with Existing Curb or Gutter $2,000
8. Close An Existing Access with Curb or Gutter $2,000
9. Signal Permits $5,000
10. By-Pass Lane, Full Depth Shoulder $2,000
  Turn Lane $2,000
11. Special Hauling Permit (Minimum)*
*Additional security deposit of $5,000 if a traffic signal is impacted. Also, an additional $5,000 if major bridges/culverts are impacted. Maximum security deposit per move is $15,000.
$5,000 (min.)
$15,000 (max.)

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES MAY BE CHARGED A SECURITY DEPOSIT ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

Security deposits will be accepted in the following forms:

  1. Cashiers Check
  2. Official Bank Check or Draft
  3. Certified Check
  4. Money Order
  5. Mastercard or VISA

Utility companies and municipalities will be excluded from providing security deposits.

The check will not be released until all County, town and/or village requirements are met. Security deposits will be held for a minimum of 30 days and up to a maximum of 1 year after satisfactory completion of the work as a guarantee of the work performed in the County right-of-way. The length of time that a security deposit is held is based on whether MCDOT was properly notified of the start of work and/or the weather conditions while the work was being done.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL EASEMENT AND AGREEMENT

Download the Publicly Owned Traffic Signal Easement and Agreement (26k PDF).

Download the Privately Owned Traffic Signal Easement and Agreement (30k PDF).

MONROE COUNTY DEPERTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PERMIT OFFICE FINE SCHEDULE POLICY



Failure to Obtain 136 Permit Fine Per Day After Written Notification
Driveways
Residential Driveways $25
Minor Commercial Entrances $50
Major Commercial Entrances $100
Enlarge Driveway $25
Streets
Major Subdivision Streets $100
Minor Subdivision Streets $50
Temporary Access Roads $50
Overhead Utilities
Signals $500
Running New Lines $50
Overhead Utility Work (poles, towers, etc.) $50
Overhead Service Connections $25
Underground Utilities
Watermain, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer, Pipe Ditch $100
Excavation, Tunneling, Boring $50
Subsurface Service Connections (commercial or private) $25
Storm Sewer Connection $200
Open Road Cut $300
Miscellaneous
Hauling—Overweight Vehicle (per truck, per highway) $30
Bridges/Major Culverts Utility Work $550
Minor Culverts Utility Work $100
Special Hauling $200
Right-Of-Way Access $100


Permit Violations Fine Per Day After Written Notification
No notification of Starting Work $25
Substandard Temporary Access Installation $100
Substandard Ditch Enclosure $100
Substandard Right-Of-Way Restoration $100
Substandard Driveway Installation $100
Substandard Bore Installation $100
Substandard Commercial Access Installation $200
Substandard Utility Installation $200
Substandard Subdivision Street Installation $200
Substandard Compaction in Pavement or Right-Of-Way $200
Substandard Maintenance and Protection of Traffic $500
Substandard Pavement Restoration $500

Appendix B: Highway Permit Forms

For more information see the Highway Access Guidelines.

Appendix C: Roads In the Monroe County Highway System

Download a printable list of all roads comprising the Monroe County Highway System (46k PDF).