R907-64-5 - Limitations and Conditions

R907-64-5. Limitations and Conditions

(1) Longitudinal and wireless access of telecommunication facilities shall be permitted only as approved by the department in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth in this rule.

(2) In the interest of safety and preservation of the highway facility and pavement structure, the placement, installation, maintenance, repair, use, operation, replacement and removal of telecommunication facilities with longitudinal access or wireless access to the right-of-way of the interstate system shall be accommodated only when in compliance with Rule 930-7 Utility Accommodation.

(3) The department may consider financial and technical qualifications of telecommunication facility providers, and specify insurance requirements for contractors authorized to enter interstate system rights-of-way to construct, install, inspect, test, maintain or repair telecommunication facilities with longitudinal access or wireless access. When the department authorizes longitudinal access or wireless access for construction and installation, the department may require approved telecommunication facility providers to install telecommunication facilities into the same general location on the interstate system, coordinate their planning and work, install in a joint trench, and equitably share costs.

(4) Access to rights-of-way of the interstate system shall be administered in compliance with 47 U.S.C. 2532005.

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