(a) Upon receipt of a completed application, the Chief Engineer shall acknowledge the receipt and initiate a preliminary investigation and review.

(b) In reviewing the application, the following factors shall be taken into consideration as a basis for approval or disapproval:

(1) traffic count;

(2) availability of an acceptable detour;

(3) length of an acceptable detour;

(4) type road surface (paved or unpaved);

(5) school bus route number of buses;

(6) anticipated frequency of flooding;

(7) anticipated duration of flooding;

(8) cost estimates to raise the roadway above flood stage;

(9) probability of future significant changes in traffic characteristics;

(10) comments from affected utilities; and

(11) comments from general public.

(c) Under no condition shall a permit be issued to allow flooding which would isolate any home, business, or other commercial establishment.


History Note: Authority G.S. 136-64.1(d);

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.