As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Construction easement area" means the area lying between the project right-of-way limits and the platted street limits within which the City, by concurrence in the establishment of the project right-of-way lines, will permit the State to enter to perform all necessary construction operations.
   (b)   "Encroachment" means a building, fence, sign or other structure or object of any kind (with the exception of utilities and public road signs), which is placed, located or maintained in, on, under or over any portion of the project right of way or the roadway right of way where no project right-of-way line has been established.
   (c)   "Permissible encroachment" means an existing awning, marquee, sign advertising activity on the property or similar overhanging structure supported from a building immediately adjacent to the limits of the platted street on which there is a sidewalk extending to the building line, which awning, marquee or sign does not impair the free and safe flow of traffic on the highway.  The permissive retention of overhanging signs is not to be construed as being applicable to those signs sup-ported from poles constructed outside the project right-of-way line and not con-fined by adjacent buildings.
   (d)   "Project right of way" means an area within the project right-of-way lines estab-lished jointly by the City, the State and the Federal Highway Administration, which area will be free of encroachments except as hereinafter defined.
   (e)   "Roadway right of way" means an area existing or acquired by dedication or by fee simple for highway purposes.  The term also means an area acquired by temporary easement during the time the easement is in effect.
(Ord. 475.  Passed 3-16-81.)