Except in the case of an emergency, before initiating excavation in a public right-of-way, obstruction of a public right-of-way for more than two hours, or obstruction of more than one lane of traffic, the right-of-way user shall notify the local government unit in writing. The information in the notice must include the name, address, and telephone number of the right-of-way user and any contractors involved in the excavation; the anticipated start and completion dates; the typical depth of the lines; and the general location of the work.
The local government unit may waive all or any portion of the requirements of subpart 1. A waiver of the notice requirement must be renewed on an annual basis, unless a different waiver period is agreed to by the local government unit.
This part is not applicable to a local government unit that has adopted an ordinance requiring a right-of-way user to obtain a permit or to provide a notice for certain types of work in lieu of a permit.
MS s 237.163
23 SR 2004
November 14, 2003