[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as § 10.03 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361; 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-494]
No person shall construct any new driveway across any sidewalk or curbing without first obtaining a driveway and/or culvert permit from the City. The applicant for a driveway permit shall file the application with the Building Inspector and furnish a drawing designating his property lines, the location and width of the proposed driveway and the location of any driveway and street intersection within 150 feet of the proposed driveway.
[Amended 7-5-2006 by Ord. No. A-358; 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361; 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-494]
Maximum width. Driveways shall not exceed the following widths:
Interference with intersections prohibited. At street intersections, a driveway shall not provide direct ingress or egress to or from the street intersection area, and shall not occupy areas of the roadway for effective traffic control of for highway signs or signals, as determined by the City Engineer. The nearest boundary of any driveway shall be at no less than 15 feet from a corner crosswalk or intersecting street right-of-way line.
Interference with street. No driveway apron shall extend out into the street further than the face of the curb, and under no circumstances shall such driveway apron extend into the gutter area. All driveway entrances and approaches shall be so constructed so that they shall not interfere with the drainage of streets, side ditches or roadside areas or with any existing structure on the right-of-way. The property owner shall provide any necessary culvert pipe at his own expense, when required by the City Engineer to provide for adequate surface water drainage along the street.
Number of approaches limited. No more than one driveway entrance and approach shall be constructed for any lot or premises except when deemed necessary and feasible without undue impairment of safety, convenience and utility of the street by the Public Works Committee. Any two approaches shall be not less than 10 feet apart.
Workmanship and materials. All driveway entrances and approaches which are constructed across sidewalks shall be paved in accordance with the specifications established for sidewalk construction insofar as such requirements are applicable, including thickness requirements. When curb or gutter is removed, the new connection shall be of equivalent acceptable material and curb returns shall be provided or restored in a neat, workmanlike manner. Driveway surfaces shall connect with the street pavement and sidewalk in a neat, workmanlike manner. Any sidewalk shall be replaced in accordance with the specifications established for sidewalks.
Surface. Driveways shall be constructed with a durable, hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or comparable material.
Curb cuts. The existing curb at any new driveways shall be machine cut full width with a KotKurb sidewalk and curb sawing machine or equivalent.
Permittee liable for damage or injury. The permittee shall assume all responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property resulting directly or indirectly during construction or repair of driveway approaches or entrances.