For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT AREA. The area lying between any project right-of-way limits and the platted street limits within which the city, by concurrence in the establishment of any project right-of-way lines, will permit the state or city to enter to perform all necessary construction operations.
   ENCROACHMENT. Any building, fence sign or any 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 any project right-of-way or the roadway right-of-way where no project right-of-way line has been established.
   PERMISSIBLE ENCROACHMENT. Any existing awning, marquee, advertising sign or similar overhanging structure supported from a building immediately adjacent to the limits of the platted street where there is a sidewalk, extending to the building line and which does not impair the free and safe flow of traffic on the highways; the permissive retention of overhanging signs is not to be construed as being applicable to those signs supported from poles constructed outside any project right-of-way line and not confined by adjacent buildings.
   ROADWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY. Those areas existing or acquired by dedication or by fee simple for highway purposes; also, the areas acquired by temporary easement during the time the easement is in effect.
(1986 Code, § 16.02.010) (Ord. 1020, passed - -1975)