§ 104-51Street classification.
No construction; reconstruction or the installation of utilities will be permitted in the bed of any existing or proposed street until the street grade has been officially established; plan of same approved by the Department of Public Works, Engineering Bureau and a Public Works Agreement is obtained if applicable.
All materials specifications, methods of construction and methods of measurement shall be in accordance with the Specifications for Materials, Highways, Bridges and Incidental Structures, State of Maryland, October 1993, as amended.
All land within the prescribed right-of-way and all construction easements (slope, drainage, etc.,) shall be graded and stabilized using methods and materials which will ensure stabilization and practicality of maintenance. Methods and materials shall be specified.
A ten-foot maintenance easement shall be provided along new county roads where the right-of-way width is less than 50 feet.
Streets and roads are classified according to the intended use and potential traffic capacity requirements. The right-of-way and pavement widths shall be consistent for the entire road as defined. Classifications assigned to county roads and streets are as follows:
Residential/local roadway – Type R-1 (RD-1): A private road intended to serve and provide access exclusively to the properties abutting thereon. The right-of-way varies up to 50 feet. Type R-1 is used when approved under provisions of Chapter 155, Zoning, or Chapter 131, Subdivision Regulations, including but not limited to family conveyance subdivisions.
Residential/local roadway – Type R-2 (RD-2): A street intended to serve and provide access exclusively to the properties abutting thereon. The right-of-way width is an existing and recorded 30 feet to less than 40 feet, serving existing recorded lots and private road construction in the Resource Conservation Districts.
Residential/local roadway – Type R-3 (RD-3): The same as Type R-2 except the existing recorded right-of-way width is 40 feet to less than 50 feet.
Residential/local roadway – Type R-4 (RD-4): A street intended to serve and provide access exclusively to the properties abutting thereon, within newly created subdivisions. It serves from one 1 to 50 dwelling units with a right-of-way width of 50 feet.
Residential/local roadway –Type R-5 (RD-5): The same as Type R-4 with the exception that it serves 51 to 150 dwelling units; roadway width requirements based on number of lots served.
Secondary county collector roadway (as classified by County Transportation Plan) – Type C-1 (RD-6): A street which, in addition to providing access to properties abutting thereon, accommodates the movement of traffic from lower to higher classification roads. It serves over 150 dwelling units with a minimum right-of-way width of 60 feet.
Primary County Collector Roadway (as classified by County Transportation Plan) – Type C-2 (RD-7): A road which primarily accommodates the movement of traffic from lower classification roads to the arterial network and links major land uses and traffic generators of county significance to the arterial network, serving average daily traffic (ADT) volumes greater than 2,000 vehicles per day.
Commercial and industrial roadways – Type CI-1 (RD-8): A street which primarily provide access to and within a commercial or industrial area. The right-of-way width is a minimum of 60 feet.
Major Collector and Arterial Roadway (as classified by County Transportation Plan): Higher functional type of streets, i.e., not meeting functional definitions herein specified, shall meet requirements set by the Department of Public Works with consideration of the County Transportation Plan, Maryland Department of Transportation Standards, accepted design manuals, and transportation-traffic requirements projected for the site and area in question.
Industrial roadway (private) – Type C1 (RD-6): A private road which primarily provides access to and within an industrial area of a maximum of five lots. The right-of-way width is a minimum of 60 feet.
Common access drive – Type RD-14A: An access area, a minimum of 50 feet wide and a maximum 75 feet wide by a minimum of 50 feet long and maximum of 75 feet long, commonly owned and privately maintained by adjoining lot owners created to provide access to three to five residential lots.