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Happy June! This is going to be another busy month here in Development Services. Be sure to bookmark DSinsider so you can stay up to date on all current activities.

Several re-organizations are currently underway at the City, including the relocation of the Public Works Street and Lane Closure program. Until recently, Right-of-Way permits for streets/lane closures had been issued by the Transportation Operations division at the Raleigh Municipal Building. Effective May 18, the program transitioned to the Transportation Field Services division on the third floor of One Exchange Plaza. Customers will now submit applications to this location. Upon review, staff will determine what type of permits are required. If additional permits are needed (ie. street cut or electrical), customers will be directed to the DSCSC which is conveniently located on the fourth floor of OEP.

Transportation Field Services will administer the Street and Lane Closure program by providing thorough reviews of temporary lane restrictions and parking restrictions, including temporary dumpsters. Lane restrictions that do not completely close the street can be approved administratively by staff and do not require City Council approval. Staff will also review temporary street closures. Projects requiring parking and lane closure for less than four weeks do not require City Council approval. If expected project duration requires parking lane closure to extend beyond four weeks, six to eight weeks should be added to the project timeline for City Council approval.

Additional information about this program can be found online. Questions may be directed to Paul Kallam, Engineering Manager, at 919-996-2406 or Kenneth Ritchie, Engineering Inspections Supervisor, at 919-996-2409. You can also send your questions directly to me by commenting on this post. 

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