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Permits to Work on Right of Way: Permit Process


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General Criteria for Permit Submittal

1. Letter or e-mail request that includes name, address and telephone number for both the property owner and his contractor (if applicable).


2. Location sketch that shows the county and nearest crossroads to the state route in question.


3. Overall site plan for the project.


4. Plans are drawn to scale. A submittal of one 22”x 34” (D size), one 11”x 17” (B size), and one PDF electronic copy is preferred. The size and scope of the project may require additional hard copies for department review.


5. Plans that change the original design of the highway e.g., widening, geometrics, profile, drainage, etc., must be signed and sealed by a registered professional engineer.


6. Topographical survey including location of utilities, property lines, roadway features, and the MoDOT right of way must be clearly labeled.


7. Grading and drainage plan (if applicable).


8. Any driveway or street access should be tied to highway stationing, and aligned with entrances or streets on the opposite side of highway. Existing entrances or streets on both sides of the road should be shown on the plans (if applicable).


9. Entrance plan should include surface type and thickness, curb detail, drainage pipe size and length, radii and profile. Typical sections for any highway widening.


10. Plans should include method of restoring disturbed right of way areas i.e. compaction, fine grading, seeding, mulching, and / or sodding. If the proposed work involves land disturbance of 0.75 acres or greater, an Erosion Control plan for keeping silt on the site will be required. A Storm Water Prevention Plan and Department of Natural Resources permit verification may be required.


11. Traffic control plan that conforms to the guidelines set forth in the Traffic Control Manual for Field Operations. A pavement marking plan (if applicable), signing plan (if applicable), and appropriate Edge Drop Off treatments if a 2” or greater edge drop off is exposed overnight.


12. Any sidewalks must meet American Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements.


13. A note on the plans with the appropriate phone number of the Traffic Specialist that the contractor shall call a minimum of 48 hours prior to starting work, traffic


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