A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S AUTHORITY TO ISSUE, DENY, OR CONDITION DRIVEWAY CONNECTION PERMITS TO STREETS AND HIGHWAYS ON THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM.
Amends GS 136-18 regarding the powers of the Department of Transportation (DOT), as the title indicates. Authorizes the DOT to establish policies and adopt rules for issuing street or driveway connection permits allowing the construction of a connection to any street or highway that is a part of the State Highway System. Attaches no liability in damages to the DOTfor any injury to persons or property arising out of the issuance or denial of a street or driveway connection permitor for failure to regulate any street or driveway connection. Provides factorswhich the DOTmust consider in adopting rules to govern the issuance of driveway permits. Authorizes the DOT to exercise its discretion and judgment regarding the issues of safety and efficiency in determiningwhether to issue or withhold a permit for a street or driveway connection. Also authorizes the DOT to revoke a previously issued permit if the permit holder does not comply with the provisions of the permit. Effective July 1, 2013.
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