Road Opening Permit Procedure

Road Opening permits are required from all contractors proposing to do any work within the Town’s right of way, excavation or driveways.  The Town’s right of way is typically about ten feet (10') into the front yards from the edge of road pavement.  This ten foot area is typically where you find fire hydrants, utility poles and sidewalks.  Traffic management plans are required for all road opening permits and will be reviewed and approved by the Engineering Office and Enfield Police Traffic Safety.  



Excavations

Applicants, proposing to do excavation work within the Town’s right of way, need to provide insurance and a $10,000.00 bond, to the Engineering Office, prior to applying for a Road Opening Permit.  The minimum insurance requirements are posted on the Town’s website along with the Town’s bond form. Applicants, proposing to do excavation work within the Town’s right of way, need to fill out an Road Opening Permit application form located below, along with a sketch, diagram or plan of sufficient detail to depict the proposed work along with a traffic management plan.  The traffic management plan must comply with the Town’s Opening, Excavation, Obstructing Streets Policy, which is shown in the links below.  Several examples of standard MUTCD traffic control patterns are attached in the link below labeled Traffic Control.  The permit application form, sketch diagram or plan and traffic management plan is to be submitted to the Engineering Office with a check, made out to “Town of Enfield”, for $50.00.

Driveways


Applicants, proposing to do driveway work with the Town right of way, need to provide insurance and a $5,000.00 bond, to the Engineering Office, prior to applying for any driveway permits.  The minimum insurance requirements are posted on the Town’s website along with a driveway bond form.  Applicants, proposing to do driveway work within the Town’s right of way, need to fill out an Road Opening Permit application form located below, along with a sketch, diagram or plan of sufficient detail to depict the proposed work along with a traffic management plan.  The traffic management plan must comply with the Town’s Opening, Excavation, Obstructing Streets Policy, which is shown in the links below.  Several examples of standard MUTCD traffic control patterns are attached in the link below labeled Traffic Control.  The permit application form, sketch diagram or plan and traffic management plan is to be submitted to the Engineering Office with a check, made out to “Town of Enfield”, for $25.00.

Note: Residential properties with one existing driveway opening onto a Town street require approval from the Planning Office for any additionally desired driveway openings onto a Town street.

Bonds and Insurance Requirements

Excavation Permit Bond Form
Driveway Permit Bond Form
Minimum Insurance Requirements

Road Opening Permit Forms and Documents

Road Opening Permit Form

Road Opening Permit

Permanent Trench Repair

Roadwork

Milling Repair for Roads 80+

Milling Repair

MUTCD Examples

Traffic Control

Excavation and Police Policy

Policy

List of Streets 80+ PCI

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