Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Chapter 33 - Streets [33-1]

In con­struct­ing a pub­lic high­way, if a ditch is made at the junc­tion of high­ways, or at the entrance of gates or oth­er open­ings of adjoin­ing premis­es, the high­way author­i­ties shall con­struct good and suf­fi­cient cul­verts or oth­er con­ve­nient cross­ings.  New entrance cul­verts or cross­ings or addi­tions to exist­ing entrance cul­verts or cross­ings along an exist­ing pub­lic high­way or street where there is a ditch may be made with the con­sent of the high­way author­i­ties, pro­vid­ed the appli­cant for such entrance cul­vert or cross­ing con­structs at the applicant’s expense a good and suf­fi­cient cul­vert or oth­er con­ve­nient cross­ing of the type and size spec­i­fied by the high­way author­i­ties, which struc­ture shall then become the prop­er­ty of the public.

(A) Any per­son to throw, spill or deposit upon any high­way any bot­tle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, or any lit­ter, as defined in the Lit­ter Con­trol Act, 415 ILCS 105/3.

(B) Any per­son who vio­lates para­graph (A) upon any high­way shall imme­di­ate­ly remove the mate­r­i­al or cause it to be removed.

(C) Any per­son remov­ing a wrecked or dam­aged vehi­cle from a high­way shall remove any glass or oth­er debris, except any haz­ardous sub­stance as defined in 415 ILCS 5/3.14, haz­ardous waste as defined in 415 ILCS 5/3.84, dropped upon the high­way from such vehi­cle. 

It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to will­ful­ly and unnec­es­sar­i­ly hin­der, obstruct, or delay, or will­ful­ly and unnec­es­sar­i­ly attempt to delay, hin­der, or obstruct any oth­er per­son in law­ful­ly dri­ving or trav­el­ing along or upon any high­way with­in the lim­its of Union Coun­ty, or offer for barter or sale mer­chan­dise on the high­way so as to inter­fere with the effec­tive move­ment of traffic.

(A) The own­er, occu­pant or agent of each house, build­ing or oth­er struc­ture assigned a num­ber under the uni­form num­ber­ing sys­tem pro­vid­ed in this Arti­cle shall place or cause to be placed such num­ber on or near the house, build­ing or oth­er struc­ture with­in nine­ty (90) days after receiv­ing noti­fi­ca­tion of the prop­er num­ber assignment.

(B) Cost and instal­la­tion of the num­bers for the struc­tures shall be paid for by the prop­er­ty own­er.  Num­bers shall be not less than three (3) inch­es in height.  All num­bers shall be made of a durable, reflec­tive, and clear­ly vis­i­ble material.

(C) All num­bers shall be con­spic­u­ous­ly placed imme­di­ate­ly above, on or at the side of the appro­pri­ate door to the house, build­ing, or oth­er struc­ture so that the num­ber is clear­ly vis­i­ble from the street.  In cas­es where the struc­ture is sit­u­at­ed so that num­bers placed upon it can­not be clear­ly vis­i­ble from the street, the struc­ture num­ber shall be placed near the walk, mail­box, gatepost, fence or oth­er appro­pri­ate place so as to be clear­ly vis­i­ble from the street.

(See 5 ILCS 220/3)

(A) All num­bers for prop­er­ty shall be assigned in a man­ner mutu­al­ly agreed upon by the PCETSB and the Unit­ed States Postal Service.

(B) Each house, build­ing or oth­er occu­pied struc­ture shall be assigned a sep­a­rate num­ber.  A num­ber or alpha­bet­i­cal let­ter shall be assigned for each occu­pant (i.e. apart­ment, com­pa­ny, etc.) with­in a build­ing or oth­er occu­pied structure.

(C) Exist­ing num­ber shall be changed only as nec­es­sary to ensure the effec­tive­ness and effi­cien­cy of the Enhanced 911 sys­tem inUnion­Coun­ty, as deter­mined in the judg­ment of the PCETSB.

(D) Writ­ten noti­fi­ca­tion of the prop­er address of each house, build­ing or struc­ture shall be giv­en to its own­er, occu­pant or agent in all instances where a new num­ber has been assigned under the terms of this Arti­cle. 

(A) Pur­suant to the Inter­gov­ern­men­tal Coop­er­a­tion Act, the PCB shall enter into an Agree­ment with the PCETSB to allow the PCETSB to assign names to, or rename, all streets, lanes, roads, high­ways and pub­lic ways in the unin­cor­po­rat­ed area of Union Coun­ty.  Fur­ther­more, the PCETSB shall coor­di­nate its efforts to imple­ment this Arti­cle with Unit­ed States Postal author­i­ties.  That on the approval of this Arti­cle, the PCB adopts the street names attached hereto.

(B) The ini­tial pur­chase of the road signs for coun­ty roads shall be made by the Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment using funds obtained for this pur­pose from the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (IDOT) Safe­ty Grant.  This safe­ty grant shall pro­vide the sum of Fifty Thou­sand Dol­lars ($50,000.00) for the pur­chase of said signs.  Any sums nec­es­sary for the pur­chase of said road signs in excess of the monies obtained from said grant shall be paid by the PCETSB.

(C) Any addi­tion­al signs pur­chased after the ini­tial pur­chase shall be paid for by the PCETSB, includ­ing the cost of replace­ment signs or posts for signs which are dam­aged, lost or stolen.  The Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment shall pay for the main­te­nance and instal­la­tion of the signs which are pro­vid­ed by the PCETSB.

(D) Signs des­ig­nat­ing the names of pri­vate streets, lanes, roads, and high­ways shall be erect­ed and main­tained at the expense of prop­er­ty own­er or own­ers occu­py­ing such pri­vate streets, lanes, roads, and high­ways.  Said signs shall be locat­ed to be eas­i­ly vis­i­ble to emer­gency per­son­nel trav­el­ing from a pub­lic access road into the pri­vate road­way.  All signs shall be of the same or sim­i­lar con­struc­tion as the signs erect­ed by the PCETSB.  Landown­ers who have erect­ed said signs which com­ply with the pro­vi­sions of this para­graph and with the stan­dards adopt­ed by the PCETSB, and may, after instal­la­tion of said signs peti­tion the PCETSB to take over and main­tain these signs as per this Arti­cle.  Any landown­er who so peti­tions the PCETSB to take over and main­tain a road sign shall be required to attach to his or her peti­tion a valid ease­ment grant­i­ng access to the loca­tion for the pur­pos­es of instal­la­tion, repair and main­te­nance of said signs.

(E) All expens­es for the main­te­nance, prepa­ra­tion, and instal­la­tion of uni­form pub­lic street, pub­lic lane, pub­lic road, pub­lic high­way and pub­lic way inter­sec­tion signs shall be borne by the Union Coun­ty High­way Department.

There is here­by estab­lished a uni­form sys­tem for street nam­ing or renam­ing and for num­ber­ing prop­er­ty and build­ings on all streets, lanes, roads, high­ways and pub­lic ways in the unin­cor­po­rat­ed area of Union Coun­ty.  All build­ings shall be num­bered in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions set forth here­in. 

(A) Pro­hib­it­ed Attach­ment Practices.

  1. No util­i­ty attach­ment to a bridge or traf­fic struc­ture will be con­sid­ered that pro­pos­es any of the fol­low­ing practices.
  • Bury­ing con­duits or cables in bridge slabs or sidewalks.
  • Drilling holes out­side the mid­dle third of the web of load car­ry­ing steel struc­tur­al elements.
  • Weld­ing on struc­tur­al steel ele­ments of the structure.
  • Drilling into pre-stressed or post-ten­­­sioned, con­crete sup­port­ing beams.  Cast­ing inserts into the bot­tom of pre-stressed con­crete members.
  • Attach­ing in man­ner that will reduce crit­i­cal clearances.
  • Attach­ing out­side the fas­cia of the bridge or structure.
  • Gas pipelines over four (4) inch­es (102mm) in diam­e­ter or hav­ing inter­nal pres­sure in excess of sev­en­­­ty-five (75) pound psig (520 kPa).  More than one gas pipeline for each structure.
  • Pipelines car­ry­ing liq­uids or gas­es of an extra­or­di­nary haz­ardous nature shall not be attached to high­way structures.

(B) Accept­able Attach­ment Prac­tices.  When and where the attach­ment of a util­i­ty to a high­way bridge or struc­ture is giv­en favor­able con­sid­er­a­tion, the fol­low­ing gen­er­al prac­tices shall be followed:

  1. The attach­ment shall be locat­ed below the floor of the struc­ture between beams or gird­ers and above the low­est struc­tur­al mem­ber on exist­ing struc­tures.  Con­duits may be designed into a new struc­ture for approved attachments.
  2. Sup­ports and/or hang­ers shall be designed to clamp or bolt to steel struc­tur­al elements.
  3. Sup­ports and/or hang­ers shall be designed to clamp or bolt to pre-stressed or post-ten­­­sioned con­crete struc­tur­al elements.
  4. Util­i­ty facil­i­ties may be hung from inserts drilled on exist­ing bridges or cast on new con­struc­tion into non-crit­i­­­cal con­crete areas such as the floor slab.  Inserts on new con­struc­tion will be fur­nished and installed by the Depart­ment and show in detail on con­struc­tion plans.
  5. The peti­tion­er shall sub­mit plans and spec­i­fi­ca­tions show­ing the size, weight per foot, and pro­posed method of attach­ment of the util­i­ty ele­ments and stat­ing the type of com­mod­i­ty to be trans­mit­ted, the pro­posed pres­sure or volt­age, and giv­ing the pro­posed loca­tion of cut­offs adja­cent to the structure.
  6. A per­mit for bridge attach­ment shall pro­vide con­duit or pipe capac­i­ty for any antic­i­pat­ed expan­sion.  In the inter­est of sim­pli­fi­ca­tion, the assess­ment charge shall be cal­cu­lat­ed assum­ing that all con­duits of the pro­posed sys­tem are filled.
  7. All work of attach­ment and main­te­nance of the util­i­ty facil­i­ties shall be accom­plished by the util­i­ty.  In the case of a new bridge or traf­fic struc­ture, the con­tract spe­cial pro­vi­sions will require the County’s con­trac­tor to coop­er­ate with the util­i­ty com­pa­ny with the under­stand­ing that the util­i­ty com­pa­ny will fur­nish and install the nec­es­sary con­duits or pipes and appurtenances.

It shall be the gen­er­al pol­i­cy of the Depart­ment to grant for accom­mo­da­tion of util­i­ties on bridges only when engi­neer­ing and eco­nom­ic study sub­stan­ti­ates that all oth­er means of accom­mo­dat­ing the util­i­ty are not prac­ti­cal.  Oth­er means shall include, but not be lim­it­ed to, under­ground, under stream, inde­pen­dent poles, cable sup­ports, tow­er sup­ports, etc., all of which are com­plete­ly sep­a­rat­ed from the bridge.  The util­i­ty com­pa­ny shall include the sup­port­ing data, in their request, that indi­cates the imprac­ti­cal­i­ty of alter­nate routing.

(A) Spray­ing of live foliage with any type of brush-killing chem­i­cals in lieu of cut­ting shall not be per­mit­ted on Coun­ty high­way rights of way.

(B) Each per­mit appli­ca­tion for chem­i­cals use for growth retar­dant or pre­ven­tion of reestab­lish­ment of brush shall be con­sid­ered indi­vid­u­al­ly.  Approval or dis­ap­proval will be based on the loca­tion and the pro­posed meth­ods and materials.

(C) Per­mit appli­ca­tions for chem­i­cal con­trol of veg­e­ta­tion shall require cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that the work will be accom­plished by per­son­nel licensed by the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture as Pes­ti­cide Applicators.

(A) The Department’s poli­cies for the preser­va­tion and con­ser­va­tion of road­side trees, shrubs and turf are based on the inher­ent val­ue of these envi­ron­men­tal fea­tures to the pub­lic well-being and enjoyment.

(B) Tree trim­ming for line clear­ance shall not be con­sid­ered a nor­mal main­te­nance oper­a­tion and each tree trim­ming project shall require the appli­ca­tion for and the issuance of a sep­a­rate work­ing permit.

(C) Appli­ca­tions for tree trim­ming per­mits shall include assur­ance that the work will be accom­plished by com­pe­tent work­men with super­vi­sion expe­ri­enced in fol­low­ing accept­ed tree prun­ing practices.

(D) Poor prun­ing prac­tices result­ing in dam­aged or mis­shapened trees shall not be tol­er­at­ed and shall be grounds for can­cel­la­tion of the tree trim­ming permit.

(E) The Depart­ment will require com­pen­sa­tion for trees exten­sive­ly dam­aged and for trees removed with­out autho­riza­tion.  The for­mu­la devel­oped by the Inter­na­tion­al Shade Tree Con­fer­ence shall be used as a basis for deter­min­ing the com­pen­sa­tion for dam­aged trees or unau­tho­rized removal of trees.

(F) The Depart­ment may require the removal of trees if trim­ming or rad­i­cal prun­ing would leave them in an intol­er­a­ble condition.

(G) The Depart­ment may require that spe­cial mea­sures be tak­en to pre­serve spec­i­men trees or trees of spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance.  The required mea­sures may con­sist of high­er poles, side arm exten­sions, cov­ered wire or oth­er means.

(H) Tree trim­ming per­mits shall des­ig­nate an expi­ra­tion date in the inter­est of assur­ing that the work will be expe­di­tious­ly accomplished.

San­i­tary sew­ers and storm sew­ers oth­er than those installed only for high­way drainage shall be reg­u­lat­ed by this Chap­ter.  Drainage pip­ing owned and oper­at­ed by an orga­nized drainage dis­trict, san­i­tary dis­trict, munic­i­pal­i­ty, or indi­vid­ual is reg­u­lat­ed by this Chapter.

Per­mit appli­ca­tions for sew­er line instal­la­tions shall indi­cate that the land and water pol­lu­tion require­ments of the Illi­nois Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, Divi­sion of Water Pol­lu­tion Con­trol, have been sat­is­fied.  Sew­er lines shall be installed to meet or exceed the rec­om­men­da­tions of the cur­rent “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Water and Sew­er Main Con­struc­tion inIllinois”.

(A) Par­al­lel Sew­er and Drain Pip­ing.  Sew­er and drain pip­ing sys­tems may be per­mit­ted on Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The instal­la­tion shall be locat­ed as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to the right of way line and not more than eight (8) feet (2.4m) from and par­al­lel to the right of way line.
  2. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er ele­ments are in con­for­mance with Arti­cle I of this Chapter.
  3. Sew­er and drainage pip­ing shall have min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m) and prefer­ably suf­fi­cient cov­er for freeze protection.

(B) Sew­er and Drain Pipe Cross­ings.  Sew­er and drain pipe may be per­mit­ted to cross Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er ele­ments are in con­for­mance with Arti­cle I of this Chapter.
  2. The instal­la­tion shall cross at or as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to a nine­ty (90) degree angle with the high­way centerline.
  3. Cross­ings of com­plet­ed high­way projects shall be installed by jack­ing or bor­ing with encase­ment pro­vid­ed between bore or jack­ing pits.
  4. Cas­ing may be omit­ted for cross­ings installed by open trench method pri­or to high­way con­struc­tion, if the sew­er sys­tem is unpres­sur­ized or if con­tin­u­ous pipe or joint­ed pipe approved by the Depart­ment is used.  Such uncased instal­la­tion shall pre­clude future repair or main­te­nance under the road­way structure.
  5. Cross­ing pipe shall have min­i­mum cov­er thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m) and prefer­ably shall have suf­fi­cient cov­er for freeze protection.

Water­lines gen­er­al­ly are those pipelines car­ry­ing potable water and per­mit appli­ca­tions for such lines shall indi­cate that all require­ments of the Illi­nois Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, Divi­sion of Pub­lic Water Sup­plies, have been sat­is­fied.  Water­lines shall be installed to meet or exceed the rec­om­men­da­tions of the cur­rent “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Water and Sew­er Main Con­struc­tion inIllinois”.

(A) Par­al­lel Water Mains.  Par­al­lel water mains may be per­mit­ted on the rights of way of Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The instal­la­tion shall be locat­ed as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to the right of way line and not more than eight (8) feet (2.4m) from and par­al­lel to the right of way line.
  2. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er require­ments con­form to the pro­vi­sions of Arti­cle I of this Chapter.
  3. Water main cov­er shall be suf­fi­cient to pro­vide freeze pro­tec­tion and prefer­ably should be a min­i­mum of four (4) feet six (6) inch­es (1.4m).

(B) Water Main and Ser­vice Cross­ings.  Water main and ser­vice cross­ings of Coun­ty high­ways may be per­mit­ted under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. Instal­la­tion shall cross at or as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to a nine­ty (90) degree angle with the cen­ter­line of the highway.
  2. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er ele­ments shall con­form to Arti­cle I of this policy.
  3. The cross­ings shall be installed by jack­ing or bor­ing under com­plet­ed high­way projects.
  4. Encase­ment shall be fur­nished between bore pits unless con­tin­u­ous pipe or Depart­ment approved joint­ed pipe is used under the road­way structure.
  5. Cas­ing may be omit­ted if pipe is installed pri­or to high­way con­struc­tion and car­ri­er pipe is con­tin­u­ous or mechan­i­cal joints are of type approved by the Depart­ment. Bel­land spig­ot type pipes shall be encased regard­less of instal­la­tion method.
  6. Cross­ing shall have suf­fi­cient cov­er for freeze pro­tec­tion (prefer­ably a min­i­mum of four (4) feet six (6) inch­es (1.4m).

Petro­le­um prod­ucts pipelines are those car­ry­ing crude or refined liq­uid petro­le­um prod­ucts includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, gaso­line, dis­til­lates, Propane, Butane, or coal-slur­ry.  Petro­le­um prod­ucts pipelines are, with few excep­tions, trans­mis­sion lines deliv­er­ing prod­ucts to pro­cess­ing or dis­tri­b­u­tion facil­i­ties.  Petro­le­um prod­ucts pipelines installed with­in Coun­ty high­way rights of way shall con­form to the applic­a­ble sec­tions of ANSI Stan­dard Code for Pres­sure Pip­ing.  (Liq­uid Petro­le­um Trans­porta­tion Pip­ing Sys­tem ANSI‑B 31.4).

Appli­ca­tions for pipeline per­mits shall state the type or types of trans­mi­tant, pipe size, max­i­mum work­ing pres­sure and the design stan­dard to be followed.

(A) Par­al­lel Petro­le­um Prod­ucts Pipelines.  Par­al­lel petro­le­um prod­ucts pipelines may be per­mit­ted on Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

    1. The instal­la­tion shall be locat­ed as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to the right of way line and not more than eight (8) feet (2.4m) from and par­al­lel to the right of way line.
    2. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er ele­ments are in con­for­mance with the pro­vi­sions of Arti­cle I of this Chapter.
    3. Pipelines shall have min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m).

(B) Petro­le­um Prod­ucts Pipeline Cross­ings.  Petro­le­um prod­ucts pipelines cross­ings may be per­mit­ted to cross high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods and oth­er ele­ments are in con­for­mance with Arti­cle I of this Chapter.
  2. The instal­la­tion shall cross at or as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to a nine­ty (90) degree angle with the high­way centerline.
  3. Cross­ings shall be installed by jack­ing or bor­ing under com­plet­ed high­way projects with vent­ed encase­ment pro­vid­ed between ditch lines or toes of slopes of the high­way.  The cross­ing may be installed using tun­nel­ing with vent­ed encase­ment but only when the instal­la­tion is not pos­si­ble by oth­er means.  The vent­ing of the encase­ment shall be with­in one (1) foot of the right of way line.
  4. Encase­ment may be elim­i­nat­ed under the fol­low­ing conditions: 
    • Extra heavy pipe is used with the under­stand­ing that such omis­sion shall pre­clude future main­te­nance or repair.
    • Cathod­ic pro­tec­tion of the pipe is provided.
  5. Cross­ing pipe shall have min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m).
  6. Cross­ing shall be marked at the right of way lines with mark­ers that iden­ti­fy the own­er-oper­a­­­tor and give emer­gency tele­phone numbers.

An appli­ca­tion for a per­mit for a new gas dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem instal­la­tion shall include evi­dence, when required that a “Cer­tifi­cate of Pub­lic Con­ve­nience and Neces­si­ty” has been issued by the Illi­nois Com­merce Com­mis­sion.  Gas pipelines when per­mit­ted on the rights of way of Coun­ty high­ways shall be con­struct­ed, main­tained, and oper­at­ed in con­for­mance with the Fed­er­al Code of the Office of Pipeline Safe­ty Oper­a­tions, Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, Part 192 – Trans­porta­tion of Nat­ur­al and Oth­er Gas by Pipeline.  Min­i­mum Fed­er­al Safe­ty Stan­dards, the Department’s “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”, and the reg­u­la­tions con­tained in this policy.

Appli­ca­tions for gas pipeline per­mits shall state the pro­posed pipe size, design, con­struc­tion class, and oper­at­ing pressures.

(A) Par­al­lel Gas Pipelines.  Gas pipelines for trans­mis­sion dis­tri­b­u­tion, and ser­vice may be per­mit­ted par­al­lel to the cen­ter­line of con­ven­tion­al Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The instal­la­tion shall be locat­ed as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to the right of way line and not more than eight (8) feet (2.4m) from and par­al­lel to the right of way line.
  2. The mate­ri­als, con­struc­tion meth­ods, and oth­er ele­ments are in con­for­mance with the pro­vi­sions of Arti­cle I of this Chap­ter.  Gas pipelines shall have min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m).

(B) Gas Pipeline Cross­ings.  Gas pipelines for trans­mis­sions, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and ser­vice may be per­mit­ted to cross con­ven­tion­al Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. Instal­la­tion shall cross at or as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to a nine­ty (90) degree angle with the high­way centerline.
  2. Cross­ings over six­ty (60) psig shall be installed by jack­ing or bor­ing with vent­ed encase­ment pro­vid­ed between the ditch lines or toes of slopes of the high­way.  The cross­ing may be installed using, tun­nel­ing with vent­ed encase­ment but only when the instal­la­tion is not pos­si­ble by oth­er means.  The vent­ing of the encase­ment shall extend with­in one (1) foot of the right of way line.  Cross­ings may also be installed by the use of “moles”, “whip augers” or oth­er approved meth­ods which com­press the earth to move the open­ing for pipe.
  3. Instal­la­tion by open trench shall be per­mit­ted only pri­or to road­way con­struc­tion with vent­ed encase­ment pro­vid­ed between ulti­mate ditch lines or toes of slopes.
  4. Encase­ment will not be required for ser­vice cross­ings or oth­ers under six­ty (60) psig.
  5. For instal­la­tions six­ty (60) psig and over encase­ment may also be elim­i­nat­ed under the fol­low­ing conditions: 
    • Extra heavy pipe is used with the under­stand­ing that such omis­sion shall pre­clude future main­te­nance or repair.
    • Cathod­ic pro­tec­tion of the pipe is provided.
  6. The loca­tions of the cross­ing pipe for trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion lines shall be marked at the right of way line with mark­ers that iden­ti­fy the util­i­ty and pro­vide emer­gency tele­phone num­bers.  In urban areas, the mark­ers for trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion lines may be elim­i­nat­ed as pro­vid­ed in cur­rent Fed­er­al regulations.
  7. In built-up or expand­ing areas, fre­quent ser­vice cross­ing should be dis­cour­aged in favor of estab­lish­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion on both sides of the highway.
  8.  Gas pipeline cross­ings shall have a min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m) at all loca­tions on right of way, includ­ing below design ditch ele­va­tion if ditch is high­er than design elevation.

(A) Par­al­lel Lines.  Under­ground pow­er and com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines may be per­mit­ted par­al­lel to the cen­ter­line of con­ven­tion­al Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

The instal­la­tion shall be locat­ed as near the right of way line as prac­ti­ca­ble and no more than five (5) feet (1.5m) from the right of way line.

  1. Cable may be installed by trench­ing or plow­ing with spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion giv­en to cross­ing improved entrances and side roads.The appli­cant for per­mit shall sub­mit his plans and pro­posed con­struc­tion methods.
  2. If the buried elec­tric pow­er cable used it to oper­ate at three hun­dred (300) volts to ground or greater, it must include a bare ground­ed con­duc­tor in con­tin­u­ous con­tact with the earth.  This con­duc­tor shall be ade­quate for the mag­ni­tude and dura­tion of the fault cur­rent imposed and shall be either shield­ed or mul­ti­ple con­cen­tric con­duc­tors close­ly spaced circumferentially.
  3. Above-ground appur­te­nances con­struct­ed as com­po­nent parts of under­ground com­mu­ni­ca­tions or elec­tric pow­er lines shall be locat­ed with­in one (1) foot (0.3m) of the right of way line or as near as practicable.

(B)  Under­ground Cross­ings.  Under­ground pow­er and com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines will be per­mit­ted to cross Coun­ty high­ways under the fol­low­ing conditions:

  1. The design mate­ri­als and con­struc­tion meth­ods shall be those that can be expect­ed to pro­vide max­i­mum main­te­­­nance-free ser­vice life.
  2. Capac­i­ty for fore­see­able future expan­sion needs shall be pro­vid­ed in ini­tial installation.
  3. Encase­ment shall be pro­vid­ed between jack­ing or bore pits, if the cross­ing is installed by bor­ing or jacking.
  4. Encase­ment may be elim­i­nat­ed under the fol­low­ing conditions: 
    • The cross­ing is installed by the use of “moles”, “whip augers” or oth­er approved method which com­press the earth to make the open­ing for cable installation.
    • The instal­la­tion is by the open trench method.  This method is only per­mit­ted pri­or to the road­way construction.
    •  If the pow­er cable used is to oper­ate at three hun­dred (300) volts to ground or greater, it must include a bare ground­ed con­duc­tor in con­tin­u­ous con­tact with the earth.  This con­duc­tor shall be ade­quate for the mag­ni­tude and dura­tion of the fault cur­rent imposed and shall be either shield­ed or mul­ti­ple con­cen­tric con­duc­tors close­ly spaced circumferentially.
  5. Instal­la­tions shall have a min­i­mum cov­er of thir­ty (30) inch­es (0.8m)except that com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines installed by the plowed method shall have a min­i­mum cov­er of twen­­­ty-four (24) inch­es (0.6m).

(A) Par­al­lel Lines.

  1. Over­head pow­er and com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines par­al­lel to the cen­ter­line of con­ven­tion­al Coun­ty high­ways, where per­mit­ted, shall be sin­gle pole con­struc­tion locat­ed as near as prac­ti­ca­ble to the right of way line and as near­ly par­al­lel to the right of way line as rea­son­able pole align­ment will permit.
  2. Joint use of poles shall be required where practical.
  3. No util­i­ty poles shall be per­mit­ted in the ditch line of any Coun­ty highway.
  4. Ground-moun­t­ed appur­te­nances to elec­tric pow­er or com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines, when per­mit­ted, shall be locat­ed with­in one (1) foot (0.3m) of the right of way line or as near as practicable.

(B) Over­head Crossings.

  1. Over­head pow­er and com­mu­ni­ca­tion line cross­ing high­ways shall cross at or as near to a nine­ty (90) degree angle as prac­ti­ca­ble.  Ver­ti­cal line clear­ance over the road­way shall be a min­i­mum of eigh­teen (18) feet (5.5m) with addi­tion­al clear­ances as required by Gen­er­al Order No. 160 Revised of the I.C.C. for high­er volt­age lines.
  2. Poles shall be locat­ed with­in one (1) foot (0.3m) of the right of way of the high­way or as near as practicable.
  3. Over­head cross­ings at major inter­changes shall be discouraged.
  4. In expand­ing areas, fre­quent ser­vice cross­ings shall be dis­cour­aged in favor of requir­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems on both sides of the highway.

An appli­ca­tion for a per­mit for a new prop­er or com­mu­ni­ca­tion instal­la­tion sys­tem shall include evi­dence, if required, that a “Cer­tifi­cate of Pub­lic Con­ve­nience and Neces­si­ty” has been issued by the Illi­nois Com­merce Com­mis­sion.  Elec­tric pow­er or com­mu­ni­ca­tions instal­la­tions on Coun­ty high­way rights of way shall be con­struct­ed, oper­at­ed, and main­tained in con­for­mi­ty with the pro­vi­sions of the Nation­al Elec­tric Safe­ty Code and Gen­er­al Order No. 160 Revised of the Illi­nois Com­merce Com­mis­sion enti­tled “Rules for Con­struc­tion of Elec­tric Pow­er and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Lines” except for cer­tain ver­ti­cal clear­ance require­ments as here­inafter noted.

(A) Ground Mount­ed Appur­te­nances.  Ground mount­ed appur­te­nances, when per­mit­ted on Coun­ty high­way rights of way, shall be pro­vid­ed with a veg­­­e­­­ta­­­tion-free area extend­ing one (1) foot (305mm) in width beyond the appur­te­nance in all direc­tions.  The veg­­­e­­­ta­­­tion-free area may be pro­vid­ed by an exten­sion of the mount­ing pad, or by heavy duty plas­tic or sim­i­lar mate­r­i­al meet­ing the approval of the Depart­ment.  With the approval of the dis­trict, shrub­bery sur­round­ing the appur­te­nance may be used in place of veg­­­e­­­ta­­­tion-free area.  The hous­ing for ground mount­ed appur­te­nances shall be paint­ed an incon­spic­u­ous color.

(B) Guy Wires and Brace Posts.  The util­i­ty com­pa­nies shall make every rea­son­able effort to design the instal­la­tion so guys and braces will not be need­ed on the rights of way.

Excep­tions may be allowed when there is no fea­si­ble alter­na­tive.  When an excep­tion is allowed, guy wires shall be equipped with GUY GUARDS for max­i­mum visibility.

Rights of abut­ting prop­er­ty own­ers are cov­ered under Illi­nois Statutes (605 ILCS 5/9–113 and 5/9–127).  The Depart­ment shall not be a par­ty in any nego­ti­a­tions between the util­i­ty and abut­ting prop­er­ty owners.

In the facil­i­ties installed on Coun­ty high­way rights of way are aban­doned, the util­i­ty com­pa­ny may, at the option of the Super­in­ten­dent of High­ways be required to remove such facil­i­ties and restore the right of way to a sat­is­fac­to­ry con­di­tion.  Such removal is not expect­ed to be a nor­mal require­ment but request­ed only when the aban­doned facil­i­ties will inter­fere with antic­i­pat­ed con­struc­tion or oth­er antic­i­pat­ed use of the right of way in the area or when exis­tence of the aban­doned util­i­ties could be detri­men­tal to the highway.

Cer­tain facil­i­ties that may be con­sid­ered as qua­si-util­i­­­ty occu­pan­cies may be per­mit­ted on Coun­ty high­way rights of way sub­ject to the applic­a­ble require­ments and restric­tions for the more com­mon util­i­ty instal­la­tions here­in cov­ered in detail.  In this cat­e­go­ry would be such facil­i­ties as High­way Light­ing, Drainage Ditch­es, Irri­ga­tion Ditch­es, Lev­ees and pos­si­bly some others.

These mis­cel­la­neous facil­i­ties, where and when per­mit­ted, shall be con­struct­ed in accord with the Department’s cur­rent design stan­dards and be sub­ject to struc­tur­al analy­sis when appropriate.

It shall be the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the util­i­ty com­pa­ny to ascer­tain the pres­ence of, and the loca­tion of, exist­ing under­ground util­i­ty facil­i­ties or drainage facil­i­ties on the high­way right of way to be occu­pied by their pro­posed facilities.

Util­i­ty facil­i­ties on Coun­ty high­way rights of way are to be main­tained by or for the own­er cor­po­ra­tion in a man­ner sat­is­fac­to­ry to the Depart­ment and at the own­er corporation’s expense.

Upon com­ple­tion of all con­struc­tion or main­te­nance of util­i­ty facil­i­ties on Coun­ty high­way rights of ay, the con­trac­tor and/or the own­er cor­po­ra­tion shall remove all excess mate­r­i­al and restore all turf and ter­rain to the sat­is­fac­tion of the Depart­ment.  Such cleanup and repair may con­sist of back­fill­ing, regard­ing, reseed­ing, resod­ding, or any oth­er require­ment to restore the right of way to a con­di­tion equiv­a­lent to that which exist­ed pri­or to the com­mence­ment of the project.

(A) Gen­er­al.  The sure­ty bonds required for util­i­ty work and occu­pan­cy on Coun­ty high­way rights of way are intend­ed pri­mar­i­ly to assure the prompt and sat­is­fac­to­ry replace­ment and repair, at no cost to the Coun­ty, of Coun­ty high­way facil­i­ties that may be dam­aged or dis­rupt­ed by the util­i­ty com­pa­nies oper­a­tions or occu­pan­cy.  These bonds are not to be con­sid­ered as per­son­al injury and prop­er­ty dam­age insurance.

The mon­e­tary val­ue of the sure­ty shall be based on the poten­tial for high­way facil­i­ty dam­ages which may be relat­ed to the type and vol­ume of trans­mit­tant, and the phys­i­cal dimen­sions of the util­i­ty facilities.

(B) High­way Per­mit Con­tin­u­ing Bond.  Sure­ty is to be pro­vid­ed as a con­tin­u­ing bond to remain in full force and effect for all Util­i­ty Com­pa­nies issued a Gen­er­al Util­i­ty Per­mit pro­vid­ing for long-term or per­ma­nent occu­pan­cy of Coun­ty high­way rights of way.

(C) Indi­vid­ual High­way Per­mit Bond.  Sure­ty shall be pro­vid­ed by a con­trac­tor who con­structs or main­tains util­i­ty facil­i­ties under per­mit for a munic­i­pal­i­ty or oth­er pub­lic body which is not required to main­tain a con­tin­u­ing bond.  Indi­vid­ual High­way Per­mit Bonds are to remain in full force and effect until the spe­cif­ic project is com­plet­ed and the high­way right of way left in a con­di­tion sat­is­fac­to­ry to the Department.

(D) Con­tin­u­ing Bond for Util­i­ty Con­trac­tors.  A con­trac­tor, who has occa­sion to fre­quent­ly request per­mits for util­i­ty work for pub­lic enti­ties, may pro­vide, at his option, for a con­tin­u­ing bond.  This arrange­ment elim­i­nates the need for the con­trac­tor to secure an Indi­vid­ual High­way Per­mit Bond for each project.

The peti­tion­er for the occu­pan­cy of Coun­ty high­way right of way indem­ni­fies the Coun­ty by pro­vi­sions of the per­mit against any lia­bil­i­ty for death, per­son­al injury, or prop­er­ty dam­age that might occur attrib­ut­able to the con­struc­tion, main­te­nance, or occu­pan­cy of the util­i­ty facil­i­ties on the Coun­ty high­way right of way.

The mate­r­i­al used in con­struct­ing util­i­ty instal­la­tions on the rights of way of the Coun­ty High­way Sys­tem shall be those meet­ing the accept­ed stan­dards of the appro­pri­ate indus­try, the applic­a­ble por­tions of the State’s “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”, the require­ments of the Illi­nois Com­merce Com­mis­sion, or the Stan­dards estab­lished by oth­er offi­cial reg­u­la­to­ry agen­cies for the appro­pri­ate industry.

Con­struc­tion meth­ods for util­i­ty instal­la­tions on Coun­ty high­way rights of way shall com­ply with the applic­a­ble pro­vi­sions of the State of Illi­nois Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”, the applic­a­ble Gen­er­al Orders of the Illi­nois Com­merce Com­mis­sion, Reg­u­la­tions of the Illi­nois Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, and the Stan­dards adopt­ed by the appro­pri­ate industry.

(A) Bor­ing or Jack­ing.  Bor­ing or jack­ing under Coun­ty high­ways shall be accom­plished from pits locat­ed a min­i­mum dis­tance of ten (10) feet (3m) plus the depth of pit with­out shoring from the edge of the pave­ment.  If shoring is used, the pits shall be locat­ed a min­i­mum of ten (10) feet (3m) from the edge of pave­ment on con­ven­tion­al high­ways.  The shoring shall be installed imme­di­ate­ly after exca­va­tion of the pit and it shall be designed, erect­ed, sup­port­ed, braced, and main­tained so that it will safe­ly sup­port all ver­ti­cal and lat­er­al loads that may be imposed upon it dur­ing the bor­ing or jack­ing operation.

Wet bor­ing or jet­ting shall not be per­mit­ted under the road­way struc­ture of Coun­ty highways.

Bor­ings over six (6) inch­es (0.15m) in diam­e­ter shall be accom­plished with an auger and fol­low­ing pipe, and the diam­e­ter of the auger and fol­low­ing pipe by more than one (1) inch (25mm).  Bor­ings six (6) inch­es and under may be accom­plished by either jack­ing or auger and fol­low­ing pipe method.  Pits for bor­ing or jack­ing shall be exca­vat­ed no more than forty-eight (48) hours in advance of bor­ing or jack­ing oper­a­tions and back­filled with­in forty-eight (48) hours after bor­ing or jack­ing oper­a­tions are com­plet­ed.  While pits are open, they shall be clear­ly marked and pro­tect­ed by barricades.

(B) Trench­ing.  Trench­ing for util­i­ty instal­la­tion, repair, or main­te­nance on Coun­ty high­way rights of way shall be done in accord with the applic­a­ble por­tions of Sec­tion 603 of the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”.

The length of open trench shall be kept to the prac­ti­ca­ble min­i­mum con­sis­tent with require­ments for pipe-line testing.

Open trench and windrowed exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al shall be pro­tect­ed as required by Chap­ter 6 of the Illi­nois“Man­u­al of Uni­form Traf­fic Con­trol Devices”.  Where prac­ti­ca­ble, the exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al shall be deposit­ed between the road­way and the trench as added protection.

Exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al shall not be allowed to remain on the paved por­tion of the road­way.  Where right of way width does not allow for windrow­ing exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al off the paved por­tion of the road­way, exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al shall be hauled to an off-road location.

(C) Back­fill­ing. Back­fill­ing shall con­sist of refill­ing pits and/or trench­es, exca­vat­ed for the instal­la­tion of util­i­ties, with accept­able mate­ri­als and con­struc­tion meth­ods in accord with the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”.  When exca­vat­ed mate­r­i­al is hauled away or is unsuit­able for back­fill, suit­able gran­u­lar back­fill shall be used.

All trench­es with­in the lim­its of the road­way struc­ture shall be back­filled for their full width, depth, and length with gran­u­lar mate­r­i­al meet­ing the require­ments of Arti­cle 704.07 (approx­i­mate­ly CA 17 gra­da­tion) of the “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”.

(D) Pave­ment Cuts.  Pave­ment cuts for util­i­ty instal­la­tion or repair shall not be per­mit­ted on any Coun­ty high­way open for traf­fic.  If a vari­ance is per­mit­ted as cov­ered under Sec­tion 33–1‑6, the fol­low­ing require­ments shall apply:

  1. Any exca­va­tion under pave­ments shall be prompt­ly back­filled with gran­u­lar mate­r­i­al meet­ing the require­ments of Arti­cle 704.07 (approx­i­mate­ly CA 17 gra­da­tion) of the State’s “Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Road and Bridge Con­struc­tion”.
  2. Restora­tion for pave­ment, in kind, shall be accom­plished as soon as prac­ti­ca­ble, and tem­po­rary repair with bitu­mi­nous mix­ture shall be pro­vid­ed imme­di­ate­ly.  Any sub­se­quent fail­ure of either tem­po­rary repair or the restora­tion shall be rebuilt upon noti­fi­ca­tion by the Department.

(E) Mate­r­i­al Stor­age on Right of Way.  All pipe, con­duit, wire, poles, cross arms, or oth­er mate­ri­als dis­trib­uted along the high­way pri­or to instal­la­tion shall be placed as remote as prac­ti­ca­ble from the edge of pave­ment in a man­ner to min­i­mize its being a haz­ard to errant vehi­cles or an obsta­cle to high­way main­te­nance.  If mate­r­i­al is to be stored on high­way right of way for more than two (2) weeks pri­or to instal­la­tion, approval must be obtained from the Super­in­ten­dent of High­ways or his duly autho­rized agent.

(F) Oper­a­tional Restric­tions.  Util­i­ty con­struc­tion and/or main­te­nance oper­a­tions on Coun­ty high­way rights of way may be at the dis­cre­tion of the Depart­ment, be required to be dis­con­tin­ued dur­ing peri­ods of inclement weath­er when such oper­a­tions would cre­ate extra­or­di­nary haz­ards to high­way traf­fic.  Such oper­a­tions may also be required to be dis­con­tin­ued or restrict­ed when soil con­di­tions are such that the util­i­ty work would result in exten­sive dam­age to the high­way right of way.

These restric­tions shall be waived when emer­gency work is required to restore vital util­i­ty services.

Encase­ment of under­ground util­i­ty cross­ings where required is intend­ed to serve one or more of the fol­low­ing purposes:

(A) To allow replace­ment of util­i­ty with­out future dis­rup­tion of road­way structure.

(B) To vent or drain leaks of volatile gas­es or liq­uids that might occur under the road­way structure.

(C) To serve as bridge or car­ri­er through unsta­ble soil structure.

(D) To pre­vent cav­i­ta­tion under pave­ment struc­ture from leaks of pres­sur­ized liquids.

(E) To allow ease of inser­tion and coat­ing pro­tec­tion of util­i­ty con­duc­tor or carrier.

(F) To pro­vide pro­tec­tion of util­i­ty con­duc­tor or car­ri­er from super­im­posed loads and/or “dig-in” damage.

(G) Cas­ing pipe shall be designed to with­stand the load of the high­way and any oth­er super­im­posed loads.  The cas­ing shall be con­tin­u­ous either by one-piece fab­ri­ca­tion or by weld­ing or joint­ed instal­la­tion approved by the Depart­ment Under-ground util­i­ty cross­ings with­out encase­ment, when per­mit­ted, will gen­er­al­ly pre­clude future main­te­nance or repair with­in the area between the ditch lines or toes of slopes.

Util­i­ties, where per­mit­ted, shall be locat­ed as remote as prac­ti­cal from the trav­eled or paved por­tion of the high­way.  No new above ground util­i­ty facil­i­ties shall be locat­ed with­in the area estab­lished as clear zone for that par­tic­u­lar sec­tion of high­way.  No new par­al­lel util­i­ty instal­la­tions shall be per­mit­ted under paved por­tions of streets or high­ways under Depart­ment juris­dic­tion in rur­al areas and only under extra­or­di­nary con­di­tions in urban areas.

Util­i­ty cross­ing facil­i­ties installed between the ditch lines of Coun­ty high­ways shall be designed and con­struct­ed and shall incor­po­rate mate­ri­als and pro­tec­tive appur­te­nances so as to vir­tu­al­ly pre­clude future dis­rup­tion in these areas.  Pro­tec­tion may include encase­ment, addi­tion­al cov­er, or oth­er mea­sures that might not be required out­side these areas.

Util­i­ties shall not be per­mit­ted to cross under local high­ways in cat­tle pass­es, cul­verts, or oth­er drainage facilities.

(A) Man­holes.  Man­holes shall not be per­mit­ted in the traf­fic lanes of Coun­ty high­ways in rur­al areas.  Exist­ing man­holes may be per­mit­ted to remain.

(B) Util­i­ty Bridges and Tun­nels.  Bridges to car­ry util­i­ties over Coun­ty high­ways or tun­nels to car­ry util­i­ties under Coun­ty high­ways shall be con­sid­ered as a use of “Air Rights” and shall be processed on fed­er­al­ly aid­ed high­ways as pre­scribed in Fed­er­al-Aid High­way Pro­gram Man­u­al Vol­ume 7, Chap­ter 4, Sec­tion 3.  (For­mer­ly PPM 80–10‑1 and 80–10‑2).  The same pro­vi­sions shall apply to non-fed­er­al­­­ly aid­ed Coun­ty high­ways except the approval of FHWA will not be a requirement.

(C) Medi­ans.  Each util­i­ty cross­ing involv­ing con­struc­tion oper­a­tions with­in a medi­an area shall be con­sid­ered indi­vid­u­al­ly.  If such oper­a­tions can be con­duct­ed thir­ty (30) feet (9 m) or more from edges of both pave­ments, the cross­ing will be con­sid­ered as two sep­a­rate high­way crossings.

(D) On-Site Util­i­ty Loca­tion.  The require­ments for the ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal field loca­tion of any util­i­ty instal­la­tion on Coun­ty right of way pri­or to and dur­ing con­struc­tion shall be in accor­dance with the Depart­ment policy.

(E) Under­ground Util­i­ty Mark­ers.  Mark­ers shall be placed on exist­ing right-of-way lines every one-half (0.5) mile where con­tin­u­ous under­ground util­i­ties are locat­ed on new or replace­ment installation.

The mark­ers shall be placed a min­i­mum of five (5) feet above the exist­ing ground line and shall con­tain the name and address of the own­er and the type of under­ground facil­i­ty locat­ed near­by and the tele­phone num­ber to be called in case of emergency.

If more than one util­i­ty exists along the same area, addi­tion­al mark­ers may be placed upon the same post, when per­mis­sion is grant­ed by the ini­tial util­i­ty to place addi­tion­al mark­ers upon their post.

This pol­i­cy is ori­ent­ed toward the preser­va­tion of the rights and priv­i­leges of the gen­er­al pub­lic in the safe and free use of the Coun­ty High­way Sys­tem while allow­ing the opti­mum usage of the high­way rights of way by util­i­ties that pro­vide need­ed and use­ful ser­vices to the gen­er­al public.

Requests for util­i­ty occu­pan­cies that would not con­form to the pro­vi­sions of this pol­i­cy shall be con­sid­ered indi­vid­u­al­ly.  Vari­ance from pol­i­cy may be grant­ed where extreme ter­rain fea­tures or oth­er extreme con­di­tions would make com­pli­ance imprac­ti­cal or unreasonable.

The grantee of util­i­ty occu­pan­cy per­mit is respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing and installing warn­ing signs, pro­tec­tive devices and flag­men, when nec­es­sary, meet­ing the Department’s require­ments for pro­tec­tion of the trav­el­ing pub­lic and the util­i­ties’ work­ers when per­form­ing any work on the right of way.  This is a very impor­tant respon­si­bil­i­ty and the util­i­ty is sub­ject to the same traf­fic pro­tec­tion require­ments as a con­trac­tor of Coun­ty forces work­ing on the right of way.  The Department’s min­i­mum of the “Illi­nois Man­u­al on Uni­form Traf­fic Con­trol Devices for Streets and High­ways”.  The grantee shall take imme­di­ate action to cor­rect any defi­cien­cies in traf­fic pro­tec­tion require­ments that are brought to said grantee’s atten­tion by the Department.

A fee of One Hun­dred Dol­lars ($100.00)shall be assessed for each per­mit appli­ca­tion to cov­er pre-inspec­­­tion, board review, and post-inspec­­­tion requirements.

In addi­tion, if repairs are nec­es­sary due to improp­er work­man­ship by the util­i­ty com­pa­ny, such repairs shall be made by the high­way depart­ment and billed to the respon­si­ble util­i­ty company.

Per­mits and bonds to be issued under this pol­i­cy by the­Coun­ty ofU­nion will be exe­cut­ed by the Union Coun­ty Super­in­ten­dent of Highways.

The writ­ten con­sent for util­i­ty occu­pan­cy required by Illi­nois Com­piled Statutes (605 ILCS 5/9–113) is pro­vid­ed by pro­ce­dures involv­ing the appli­ca­tion for and the issuance of per­mits on forms stan­dard­ized by the Union Coun­ty High­way Depart­ment (here­inafter referred to as Depart­ment).  No util­i­ty work shall be start­ed on a local right of way until an approved per­mit has been issued.

(A) Dis­claimer.  Per­mits issued by the Depart­ment are effec­tive only inso­far as the Coun­ty of Union and the Union Coun­ty Super­in­ten­dent of High­ways has juris­dic­tion and do not pre­sume to release the per­mit­tee from com­pli­ance with any Fed­er­al, State, or local statutes and reg­u­la­tions applic­a­ble to util­i­ty con­struc­tion, oper­a­tion or maintenance.