Distances required between driveways/intersections?

Although City Code does not have specific distance requirements between roadway connections, it is the City Engineer’s responsibility to apply best management practices on a case-by-case basis in accordance with various industry standard traffic control handbooks. Driveways in close proximity to other driveways and/or intersections create a situation where the driver must negotiate multiple conflicts. This situation can lead to poor safety and operational conditions. Proper driveway design can help minimize these concerns.

Driveway Design

Objectives of best practices for driveway design are:

  • Minimize the difference in speed between turning vehicles and through traffic.
  • Minimize the drainage impacts to the curb and gutter system.
  • Minimize encroachment of turning vehicles on adjacent lanes.
  • Provide adequate sight distance for drivers using the driveway (entering, exiting and approaching traffic). Sight distance considerations may include other roadway connections, on-street parking, landscaping and vegetation, physical features such as retaining walls and signage.
  • Provide sufficient operational area for traffic entering the site to prevent a “spillback” queue onto the public street.
  • To provide a clear and safe environment for all road users (vehicles of all kinds, cyclists, pedestrians, etc.).

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1. What is required to pull a ROW Permit?
2. What are the fees for Right-of-Way Permits?
3. How long does it take to get a ROW Permit?
4. Can I get a ROW Permit the same day?
5. How long are ROW Permits good for? Can extensions be made?
6. Are there time or day restrictions for ROW Permits?
7. Does my residential driveway have to be concrete pavement?
8. Why do I need a Right-of-Way License Agreement?
9. How long does it take to get a Right-of-Way License Agreement?
10. If I need a Right-of-Way License Agreement, can I begin work in the right-of-way before the Agreement is completed?
11. What is the required width and length of a residential driveway?
12. Can I have a circular driveway, or two driveways on my residential property?
13. Distances required between driveways/intersections?
14. How close can my driveway be located to the side lot line?
15. Where can I find the City's driveway details?
16. Who applies for a Tree Removal Permit when the tree is located in City right-of-way?
17. Who is responsible for sidewalk repairs in City right-of-way?
18. Who creates a Maintenance-Of-Traffic (MOT) plan?