Wyoming State Highway Right-of-Way Overview (3-WY-c)
State Highway Right-of-Way Overview Process
3-WY-c.1 to 3-WY-c.2 – Does the Proposed Project Involve Siting a Transmission Line within a WYDOT Highway Right-of-Way?
A right-of-way is a strip of land typically used for the construction and maintenance of highways and highway appurtenances, such a safety zones, highway signs, and highway lighting.” Rules and Regulations of the Department of Transportation Chapter 13, Section 2(ff). A transmission developer may use a WYDOT right-of-way to site transmission lines. A developer seeking to site a transmission line within a WYDOT right-of-way must obtain a Utility Construction Authorization from WYDOT prior to construction. Wyo. Stat. § 1-26-813.
3-WY-c.3 to 3-WY-c.4 – Does the Proposed Project Require the Construction of an Access to or from a WYDOT Right-of-Way?
A developer requiring access to or from a WYDOT right-of-way for its transmission project must obtain an Access Permit from WYDOT prior to construction. Rules and Regulations of the Department of Transportation Chapter 13, Section 7(b). “Access” is defined as “an entrance or exit to another public roadway or to private or public land from a street or highway.” Rules and Regulations of the Department of Transportation Chapter 13, Section 2(b).
3-WY-c.5 – No Permit Needed; Continue with Project
If a developer does not plan on siting a transmission project within a WYDOT highway right-of-way or require the construction of an access within a WYDOT highway right-of-way, the developer will not need a WYDOT permit and may continue with the project.
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