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In the last eighteen months the requests for various types of

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In the last eighteen months the requests for various types of

Date: August 28, 2001

To: All Utility Agencies

From: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

     San Antonio (SAT) District

     ___________________________

     Director of Maintenance

    Beginning September 1, 2001, TxDOT SAT will use the following criteria to determine when: (1) notification to TxDOT is not required, (2) a Utility Permit (Notice of Proposed Installation form) must be submitted to TxDOT for notification only, or (3) a Utility Permit (Notice of Proposed Installation form) must be submitted to TxDOT for review and approval.

    All utility permit or utility work notification documents, including construction drawings, submitted to TxDOT must be legible and, as a minimum, show the following information either to scale or with correct distances shown: north arrow, state highway number, the edge of pavement for the state highway, the right of way line, distance to the nearest cross street or highway intersection or highway reference marker, and proposed utility work.

(1) NOTIFICATION TO TxDOT IS NOT REQUIRED

    NO UTILITY PERMIT SUBMITTAL OR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING UTILITY WORK:

    1. Emergency repair or maintenance to an existing underground or overhead utility. If the emergency repair

    will be over or under highway pavement, TxDOT must be notified as soon as possible.

    2. To install a service connection, feed or drop to a place of business or residence, on the condition that such

    installations shall not be placed over or under the highway, or extended longitudinally along the right of way.

    3. To replace an existing utility pole with a new pole set no more than 3 feet from the existing pole.

(2) NOTIFICATION TO TxDOT IS REQUIRED

    A UTILITY PERMIT MUST BE SUBMITTED (HAND DELIVERED OR FAXED TO 210-615-6073) FOR

    NOTIFICATION TO TxDOT AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE FOLLOWING UTILITY WORK BEGINS:

    1. To excavate line splice pits over existing lines (outside the pavement area) to perform splicing or resplicing

    of existing communication lines or cables. All splice pits must be backfilled and restored to original

    condition within 3 days of excavation.

    2. To remove and relocate an existing utility pole on the same overhead alignment to avoid a conflict with

    construction of a highway, driveway, street, drainage structure, traffic signal pole, sidewalk, or other facility.

    3. To set intermediate utility poles (ie, between existing poles) on an existing overhead alignment.

    4. To place additional overhead lines or cables on existing poles with an existing overhead lead, on the

    condition that such installation is not crossing the highway.

    5. To place additional cables or lines in existing underground conduits or ducts.

All Utility Agencies

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    6. To lower the elevation of an existing underground utility line, on the same alignment, to avoid a conflict with

    construction of a highway, driveway, street, drainage structure, traffic signal pole, sidewalk, or other facility.

    Raising the elevation of an existing underground utility or changing the alignment of an existing overhead or

    underground utility will require TxDOT approval of a utility permit.

If a utility permit is submitted for work that matches one or more of the conditions listed under “(2) NOTIFICATION

    TO TxDOT IS REQUIRED”, the utility agency must clearly state on the Notice of Proposed Installation form that this submittal is for “Notification Only”. If TxDOT concurs, TxDOT will fax or mail an acknowledgement letter to the Utility Agency to inform that agency that approval of a Utility Permit is not required and that such utility work can begin. Such work is to be completed in a timely manner, agreed upon by the TxDOT utility inspector and the utility agency. Submittal of the utility permit under one of the above conditions will serve as notification to the appropriate TxDOT utility inspector. The District Utility Permit Coordinator will also fax the permit form and acknowledgement letter to the appropriate Maintenance Supervisor to notify them of the work.

(3) UTILITY PERMIT APPROVAL REQUIRED

    A UTILITY PERMIT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO, REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY TxDOT BEFORE THE

    FOLLOWING UTILITY WORK BEGINS (See the Checklist for Review of Utility Permits)

     1. To perform any utility work that does not match one of the above conditions.

GENERAL

    TxDOT reserves the right to suspend any utility work that does not comply with the Utility Accommodation Policy, the conditions of the utility permit approval, and/or the contents of this letter. Proper traffic control devices must be provided in accordance with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) and the current TxDOT Traffic Control Standard Drawings for any utility work on TxDOT right of way. Contact the TxDOT Utility Permit Coordinator to obtain copies of the current TxDOT Traffic Control Standard Drawings.

    Attached is a list of phone numbers for TxDOT - SAT District Maintenance Supervisors (including their Area Engineer) to contact before beginning work. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new requirements for utility permits. If you have any questions, please contact the TxDOT Utility Permit Coordinator at (210)615-6430, or (210)615-5865, or fax to (210)615-6073.

    TxDOT SAN ANTONIO DISTRICT

    OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS

    Area Engineer for Kerrville and Bandera area- 830-257-8444

     Maintenance Supervisor in Kerrville- 830-257-8444

     Maintenance Supervisor in Bandera- 830-460-4670

    Area Engineer for New Braunfels Seguin, Boerne, and 830-609-0707

    resville Flo

     Maintenance Supervisor in New Braunfels- 830-609-0707

    Maintenance Supervisor in Seguin- 830-303-0130

    Maintenance Supervisor in Boerne- 830-816-2430

     Maintenance Supervisor in Floresville- 830-216-7010

Area Engineer for Bexar County 210-615-6022

     Maintenance Administrator 210-615-6058

    Area Engineer for Pleasanton, Pearsall, and Tilden area- 830-281-5384

     Maintenance Supervisor in Pleasanton- 830-281-5384

     Maintenance Supervisor in Pearsall- 830-334-3613

    Maintenance Supervisor in Tilden- 361-274-3351

    Area Engineer for Hondo, Devine, and Uvalde area- 830-741-8024

     Maintenance Supervisor in Hondo- 830-741-8024

     Maintenance Supervisor in Devine- 830-665-2641

    Maintenance Supervisor in Uvalde- 830-278-4433

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