In Ohio, anyone who works within the state’s R/W is required to obtain a permit (unless already on contract with ODOT) regardless of work involved. The permit process requires plans of the temporary traffic control. Plans could be as simple as astatement that they will perform work in accordance with the Ohio MUTCD – which is typically how utility companies handle it. The process is performed at the district level. Ohio has twelve districts across the state.
However, inside local governmental boundaries the requirement for a permit from ODOT does not apply. Ohio is a home rule state, so local requirements would apply.
Topics: Temporary Traffic Control