Right Of Way Permit
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13. The absence of an Inspector does NOT in any way relieve the Permittee of his/her responsibility to perform the work in
accordance with the approved plans and provisions of the attached permit and the VDOT Road and Bridge Standards
(current edition), the VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications (current edition), and the Town of Ashland Code. No
changes shall be made without approval of the Director or Public Works or his/her representative.
14. It is the duty of the Director of Public Works or his/her representative to keep all roadways maintained in a safe,
travelable condition at ALL times. Therefore, any permit may be denied, revoked or suspended, when in the opinion
of the Director of Public Works or his/her representative, the safety, use or maintenance of the roadway so requires.
15. The Permittee shall at ALL times give strict attention to the safety and rights of the traveling public, her/his employees
and herself/himself. The Town
reserves the right to stop work at anytime due to safety problems and/or
noncompliance with the terms of the permit. The Town may, at its discretion, complete any of the work covered in the
permit or restore the Right-of-Way to Town’s standards and bill the Permittee for the actual cost of such work. The
Permittee may be required to move, alter, change or remove from the Town’s Right-of-Way, in a satisfactory manner,
any installation made on the Right-of-Way under this permit.
16. All work performed under this permit on the Town’s Right-of-Way shall be subject to the Town’s direction, and shall be
in accordance the VDOT Road and Bridge Standards (current edition), the VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications
(current edition) and the Town of Ashland Code, and shall be performed to the satisfaction of the Director of Public
Works or his/her representative.
17. Design changes, specified material changes and/or field changes from the approved plans need to be submitted to the
Department of Public Works prior to proceeding with the work. A letter of explanation shall accompany the revised
design plans and/or engineering calculations, which must be submitted to the Town for review and approval by the
Department of Public Works.
18. The permittee shall meet or exceed the existing pavement and sub-base typical section when constructing pavement
widening adjacent to an existing Town maintained roadway. The proposed typical section must be reviewed and
approved by the Director of Public Works or his/her representative prior to commencing with any work within Town
maintained right-of-way. ALL pavement widening shall be in accordance with VDOT Road and Bridge Standard
303.02 and Town requirements.
Traffic Control and Safety Procedures:
19. Traffic shall NOT be blocked or re-routed (detoured) without written permission from the Director of Public Works or
his/her representative. Where one-way traffic is permitted to be maintained, it shall be properly flagged 24 hours per day
by a trained, certified flagperson. A certification card is required for any person flagging within the Town’s Right-of-
20. During construction, the Permittee shall furnish ALL necessary signs, flagpersons and other protective devices (lights,
barricades, etc.) for protection of traffic and workers in accordance with the specifications of the Virginia Work Area
Protection Manual or as directed by the Director of Public Works or his/her representative. All signs shall be in
accordance with the current edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Trained, certified
flagpersons shall be provided in sufficient number and locations as necessary for control and protection of vehicular and
pedestrian traffic in accordance with MUTCD. Flagpersons shall use sign paddles to regulate traffic in accordance with
21. Certification card shall be carried by the flagperson while performing duties. A flagperson found not in possession of
his/her certification card shall be removed from the flagging site and the Director of Public Works or his/her
representative will suspend operations requiring flagpersons. Furthermore, flagpersons performing duties improperly
shall have their certification revoked.
22. No excavated material is to be placed or tracked on the pavement, without written permission of the Director of Public
Works or his/her representative. When so permitted, the pavement shall be satisfactorily cleaned by an approved
method. No cleated (track-mounted) equipment is to be used on the pavement, without proper protection to the