Application for Encroachment Permit
- DEFINITIONS: The word "Permittee" used herein shall mean the name of the
person, firm, or corporation to whom this permit is addressed, his, her, its,
heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns. The word "DEPARTMENT"
shall mean the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
- NOTICE PRIOR TO STARTING WORK: Before starting the work contemplated herein
within the limits of the highway right of way, the Department's Resident
Maintenance Engineer in the county in which the proposed work is located shall
be notified 24 hours in advance so that he may be present while the work is
- PERMIT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION: This permit shall be kept at the site of the work
at all times while said work is under way and must be shown to any
representative of the Department or law enforcement officer on demand.
- PROTECTION OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC: The applicant shall be responsible for the
protection of the highway traffic at all times during the construction,
maintenance, removing or moving of the encroachment permitted herein. Detours,
barricades, warning signs and flagmen, as necessary, shall be provided by and at
the expense of the Permittee and shall be in accordance with the "Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices" (MUTCD). The work shall be planned and carried
out so that there will be the least possible inconvenience to the motoring
public. The Permittee agrees to observe all rules and regulations of the
Department while carrying on the work contemplated herein and take all other
precautions that circumstances warrant.
- STANDARDS OF CONSTRUCTION: All work shall conform to the Department’s standards
of construction and shall be performed in a workman-like manner. The applicant
shall make adequate provisions for maintaining the proper drainage of the
highway as it may be affected by the encroachment permitted herein. All work
shall be subject to the supervision and satisfaction of the Department.
- FUTURE MOVING OF PHYSICAL APPURTENANCES: If, in the opinion of the State Highway
Engineer, it should ever become necessary to move or remove the physical
appurtenances, or any part thereof contemplated herein, on account of change in
location of the highway, widening of the highway, or for any other sufficient
reason, such moving shall be done on demand of the Department at the expense of
- RESTORATION OF HIGHWAY FACILITIES UPON MOVING OR REMOVING OF PHYSICAL
APPURTENANCES: If, and when, the physical appurtenances contemplated herein
shall be moved or removed, either on the demand of the Department or at the
option of the Permittee, the highway and facilities shall immediately be
restored to their original condition at the expense of the Permittee.
- COSTS: All work in connection with the construction, maintenance, moving or
removing of the physical appurtenances contemplated herein shall be done by and
at the expense of the Permittee.
- ADDITIONAL PERMISSIONS:
(a) It is distinctly understood that this permit does not in any way grant or
release any rights lawfully
possessed by the abutting property owners. The Permittee shall secure any such
rights, as necessary, from said abutting property owners.
(b) The Permittee shall be responsible for obtaining all other approvals or
permits necessary for installation of the encroachment from other government
(c) There shall be no excavation of soil nearer than two feet to any public
utility line or appurtenant facility except with the consent of the owner
thereof, or except upon special permission of this Department after an
opportunity to be heard is given the owner of such line or appurtenant facility.
- ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMANCE:
(a) All crossings over the highway shall be constructed in accordance with
"Specifications for Overhead Crossings of Light and Power Transmission Lines and
Telegraph Lines over each other and over Highway Rights of Way in South
Carolina," as approved by the Public Service Commission of South Carolina and
effective as of date of this permit. (b) All tunneling, boring, or jacking shall be done in such a way as not to
disturb the highway surfacing. (c) No pavement shall be cut unless
specifically authorized herein.
(d) No excavation shall be nearer than three feet to the edge of pavement unless
specifically authorized herein.
(e) Underground facilities will be located at minimum depths as defined in the
"Utility Accommodations Manual" for the transmittant, generally as follows: 4
feet minimum for hazardous or dangerous transmittant, 3 feet minimum for other
lines. The Department may approve shallower depths if adequate protection is
provided. Such approval must be obtained in writing.
(f) Service and other small diameter pipes shall be jacked, driven, or otherwise
forced underneath the pavements on any surfaced road without disturbing the
pavement. The section under the highway pavement and within a distance of three
(3) feet on either side shall be continuous without joints.
(a) Permittee is responsible for maintaining reasonable access to private
driveways during construction. (b) It is expressly provided that, with respect
to any limited access highway, the Permittee shall not have or gain access from
the main traveled way of the highway, or the on or off ramps to such facility,
except upon approval by the Department.
(a) The existing crown of the highway shall be continued to the outside shoulder
line of the highway. (b) If the
driveway or approach is concrete pavement, the pavement shall be constructed at
least 6 inches thick and with a minimum of class 2500 concrete. There shall be a
bituminous expansion joint, not less than 3/4 inches in thickness, placed
between the highway paving and the paving of the approach for the full width of
(a) All trees, plants, flowers, etc. shall be placed in accordance with the
provisions specifically stipulated herein.
(b) All trees, plants, flowers, etc. shall be maintained by, and at the expense
of, the Permittee and the provisions of this permit shall become null and void,
if and when said Permittee ceases to maintain aid trees, plants, flowers, etc.
- AS-BUILT PLANS:
(a) The applicant shall provide the Department with survey-quality as-built
plans in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Department's "A
Policy for Accommodating Utilities on Highway Rights of Way".