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(A) Access to other streets. Access to a county highway may be prohibited when a property abutting a county highway has frontage on one or more other streets and reasonable access can be provided from said streets. The Access Control Officer shall determine, on a site-specific basis whether access will be permitted to the county highway.
(B) Access to property for residential or non-residential subdivisions. When property abutting a county highway is to be subdivided or developed, direct access to a county highway shall not be used in lieu of an adequate internal traffic circulation system. Indirect access to individual lots shall be required from an internal traffic circulation system which itself provides access to the county highway or other street. The Access Control Officer shall determine, on a site-specific basis, which lots abutting the county highway may have direct access and which lots shall have indirect access.
As an area develops and subdivisions are platted contiguous to one another, the internal street system should interconnect. Such interconnection permits local movement between subdivisions without forcing trips between subdivisions to use major roads such as county highways as part of an internal circulation system.
For non-residential developments, outlots and service to individual businesses should be provided via cross easements, frontage roads or other internal circulation system. The purpose of major roads such as county highways is to carry traffic to and from such sites, not to augment or be a part of an internal circulation system.
(C) Wording on the plat of subdivision.
(1) When indirect access is required and there is a plat of subdivision, the following note shall be placed on the plat of subdivision:
(2) Direct access to [county highway name] Road, County Highway [county highway number], from lots [lot numbers] is prohibited.
(3) This note shall be placed on all plats that have additional lots or outlots along the county highway frontage that will not take direct access to the county highway.
(Ord. 19-1061, passed 7-9-2019)