The City Public Works Department is charged with protecting and maintaining the roads and public utilities located within public right of ways and the safe flow of traffic on City roads. The Right of Way Program is designed to provide these services to the community by focusing on the following components:
- A permitting and inspection program for private excavations and temporary construction related obstructions within City owned right of ways.
- An entrance permit program
Right Of Way Construction Program
Private utilities or their contractors will be required to submit an application to work within the Right of Way with a sketch of the project area at least five business days before the anticipated start date of the project. Representatives of the City Engineering Division will review the proposed work by private entities to insure City utilities and traffic safety are not compromised. Once the permit is issued, the Engineering Division will inspect the condition of City utilities, restoration of hard surfaces, and work zone safety. Please refer to the ‘Condition for Permit to Work within City Owned Right of Way’ link under forms/ applications.
Right Of Way Entrance Program
The Entrance Permit is a second component of this program that is needed to protect citizens and maintain safe, effective traffic movements as Waynesboro continues to grow. This program consists of two levels:
- A basic permit for residential entrances
- A permit for entrances to commercial and industrial sites that provides the Engineering Division with an avenue to address long-term concerns with proposed access to parcels located on Primary, Collector and Arterial routes.