Utilities

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With respect to maintenance activities on county highway right of way including trimming of trees and brushing for existing utilities please be advised of the following:

An approved permit must be on file for the utility for the location of the work.  If the activity includes surface disturbance or lane closures or will involve significant time and equipment the county may request a schedule, traffic control plan, restoration details and additional information. 

All work performed by utilities and by subcontractors working for utility companies is subject to county permit provisions for work within the right of way including traffic control and restoration.  The utility crews or subcontractor must have a copy of the approved permit on site.  Signing, marking and traffic control must be in accordance with the part VI  of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for all work on public highway right of way.  (If signing and marking signs are not in place, the project can be shut down)

We appreciate your help and cooperation in ensuring that activities on public highways meet current standards.  Please feel free to call with any questions:

Joseph Simon, County Patrol Superintendent  

(715) 738-2617

Utility Policy [PDF]

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