Right of Way Rules

These regulations govern how property owners are compensated when their property is needed for a state transportation project. Also covered here are a number of activities that take place on state highway right of way like location of utilities, the establishment of “scenic” byways, the Adopt-A-Highway program and the operation of rest areas.

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7CSR 10-3Utility and Private Line Location and Relocation
7CSR 10-3.010PURPOSE: This rule provides a uniform system for regulating the
location, construction, maintenance, removal and relocation of
utility facilities on the right-of-way of highways in the state
highway system to provide for the public safety and to facilitate
the construction and maintenance of these highways.
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7CSR 10-3.020PURPOSE: This rule provides a uniform procedure for administrative
hearings concerning location and relocation of utility improvements
and facilities within the rights-of-way of state highways.
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7CSR 10-3.030PURPOSE: This rule defines private lines and establishes where
private lines should be located on state highway right-of-way and
provides a uniform system for regulating the location, construction,
maintenance, removal and relocation of private lines on the
right-of-way of state highways.
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7CSR 10-4Uniform Relocation Assistance
7CSR 10-4.010PURPOSE: This rule provides a uniform system for administrative
review of department determinations as to the eligibility for
relocation assistance payments, the amount of relocation assistance
payments, or both.
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7CSR 10-4.020PURPOSE: As a condition to receipt of federal-aid highway funds, the
commission is required to comply with the Uniform Relocation
Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 at 42
U.S.C. 4601. It was held in Tonnar v. Missouri State Highways and
Transportation Commission, 640 SW2d 527 (Mo. App. 1982) that the
commission’s practices and procedures for computing relocation
assistance benefits provided under federal law must be duly filed
under section 536.021, RSMo in order to be effective to govern the
rights of the public in this area.
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7CSR 10-12Scenic Byways
7CSR 10-12.010PURPOSE: This rule implements section 226.797, RSMo where the
Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is authorized
to create a state system of scenic byways. 
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7CSR 10-12.020PURPOSE: This rule provides the public with the required
application procedures necessary to nominate a road or highway
for scenic byway designation.
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7CSR 10-12.030PURPOSE: This rule provides the public with the steps involved in
reviewing nominations for designating a route as a scenic byway.
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7CSR 10-13Plant Collection from Right-of-Way

7CSR 10-13.010PURPOSE: This rule provides guidelines for issuing special permits
covering the digging or removal of plants and plant parts form
highway right of way established in 229.475 through 229.479, RSMo.
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7CSR 10-14Adopt-A-Highway Program
7CSR 10-14.010PURPOSE: This rule provides the purpose for the Adopt-A-Highway
Program.
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7CSR 10-14.020PURPOSE: This rule defines terms used in this chapter. Full Text DownloadGive Us Your Comments
7CSR 10-14.030PURPOSE: This rule provides criteria for eligible adopters and
application acceptance. 
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7CSR 10-14.040PURPOSE: This rule provides terms of the written agreement between
the adopter and the commission.
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7CSR 10-14.050PURPOSE: This rule provides the specifications of the signs used in
the Adopt-A-Highway Program.
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7CSR 10-14.060PURPOSE: This rule provides for the commission to terminate or
modify the program agreement.
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7CSR 10-16Rest Areas
7CSR 10-16.020PURPOSE: This rule provides definitions of terms used in 7 CSR
10-16.020 through 7 CSR 10-16.050.
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7CSR 10-16.025PURPOSE: This rule provides guidelines to interested persons
regarding the placement and licensing of publication vending
machine spaces on interstate highway rest areas for sale or
distribution of publications to the public.
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7CSR 10-16.035PURPOSE: This rule provides the commission’s responsibilities and
requirements for the placement of publication vending machines
on interstate highway rest areas for sale or distribution of publications
to the public. 
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7CSR 10-16.045PURPOSE: This rule provides the licensee’s responsibilities and
requirements for the placement of publication vending machines on
interstate highway rest areas for sale or distribution of publications to
the public. 
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7CSR 10-16.050PURPOSE: This rule provides the publisher’s responsibilities and
requirements for the sale of publications in publication vending
machines in interstate highway rest areas. 
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