Bill No.                3-15                          

Concerning: Streets and Roads – Obstruction Signage             

Revised:    Jan. 6, 2015     Draft No. 2  

Introduced:      January 20, 2015            

Enacted:         March 31, 2015              

Executive:       April 8, 2015                  

Effective:        July 8, 2015                   

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   15    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2015    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


By: Councilmember Berliner, Navarro, Council Vice President Floreen, and Councilmembers Elrich, Hucker, Rice, Riemer and Katz


AN ACT to:

(1)        require signage concerning a permit to obstruct a right-of way; and

(2)        generally amend the law concerning a permit to obstruct any public right-of-way.


By amending

            Montgomery County Code

            Chapter 49, Streets and Roads

            Section 49-11



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Amendment:

Sec. 1 Section 49-11 is amended as follows:

49-11. Permit to obstruct public rights-of-way.

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 (g)    Before the Director issues a permit under this Section to close a sidewalk, curb lane, or shared use path, the Director of Transportation must approve a temporary traffic control plan. 

(1)     A professional engineer must certify for the applicant that the plan minimizes inconvenience to the public, provides necessary warnings, and includes safe and reasonable pedestrian alternatives in accordance with accepted engineering standards.

(2)     The permit and the traffic control plan must require signage during construction to [[, at least,]] inform pedestrians about the duration of the obstruction, the permit number, and the [[permit holder’s]] County contact telephone number to call.

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