(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).