(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.