(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.