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Road Cuts Permits

Road Cut Permit

Streets that Fall Under the Moratorium Standard (As of 01/02/2024)

2023 Crack & Slurry Seal Streets
2023 Mill & Overlay Streets
2024 Crack & Slurry Seal Streets
2024 Mill & Overlay Streets

Road Cut Moratorium Standards

The Road Cut Moratorium Standard applies to the following:

  • New Streets/Reconstructed streets – New streets/reconstructed streets shall not be cut/cored for three (3) years from the date of completed construction.
  • Overlaid Streets - Overlaid streets shall not be cut/cored for three (3) years from the date of the overlay.
  • Slurry Sealed Streets – Streets that have had a slurry seal application shall not be cut/cored for one (1) year from date of the slurry seal.

If an emergency utility cut is absolutely required within the moratorium period, the ‘Special Restoration Standard’ will apply. The Special Restoration Standard will continue for three (3) years after the moratorium ends for all new/reconstructed streets and overlaid streets and one (1) year for slurry sealed streets. The city engineer reserved the right to require an overlay or a mill and overlay over the full width of the street to if necessary to restore the roadway to the original condition.

Any new development that requires a road cut into any qualifying roads will be required to use the ‘Special Restoration Standard’ for restoration efforts.

Special Restoration Standard

This standard applies to new/reconstructed street, overlaid streets, and slurry sealed streets.  Prior to any mill, overlay or slurry, the trench will be restored to Midvale City’s ‘T’ patch requirements.

  • New Streets/Reconstructed Streets – (For three years after moratorium ends), the asphalt surface shall be milled down a minimum of two (2) inches, fifteen (15) feet each way of the edge of the cut. Milling shall be done in widths equivalent to existing striped traffic lanes. Milling to be followed by a corresponding depth of asphalt overlay. City Engineer reserves the right to require a distance greater than 15 feet each way of the cut or a depth greater than two inches if deemed appropriate to restore the roadway to original conditions.
  • Overlaid Streets – (For three years after moratorium ends), the asphalt surface shall be milled down a minimum of two (2) inches, fifteen (15) feet each way of the edge of the cut.  Milling shall be done in widths equivalent to existing striped   traffic lanes. Milling to be followed by a corresponding depth of asphalt overlay. The City Engineer reserves the right to require a distance greater than 15 feet each way of the cut or a depth greater than two inches if deemed appropriate to restore the roadway to original conditions.
  • Slurry Sealed Streets – (For one year after placement of slurry), an area of not less than fifteen (15) feet from the edge of the cut (full traffic lane width) shall be re-slurry sealed with an approved Type II slurry.

Winter Emergency Permits Only

Between November 15th and March 15th, Road Cut/Excavation Permits will only be issued for emergency utility repairs and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Any exceptions will need to be approved by the City Engineer and Community Development Director. It is the responsibility of the applicant/utility company to comply with any special conditions imposed by the City regarding restoration of the roadway for these emergency cuts. Asphalt placed between November 15th and March 15th will be considered temporary and will need to be replaced when weather conditions are suitable. The Special Restoration Standards will apply to those streets that qualify.