Special Provisions

  1. Driveways within Public Right-of-Way - Construction of the access, if approved, must comply with Article 7- "Roadway Access" of the Pueblo West Roadway Design and Construction Standards and the associated Standard Details. Copies of these documents are available for viewing and download on the PWMD website. By signing the access permit, the applicant and property owner acknowledges that they will comply with the requirements listed therein. 
  2. Residential Driveways - Residential driveways shall be constructed of 6-inch thick concrete or approved structural pavers for swale and culvert application. Concrete shall meet the requirements of the City of Pueblo standards for a 4,000 psi mix design or approved equal. Gravel accesses (6” depth) are acceptable only on gravel roads for culvert applications. Gravel is defined as crushed Class 6 Aggregate Base Course. 
  3. Commercial Driveways - Commercial driveways shall be constructed of an asphalt pavement consisting of 4-inches of asphalt over 6-inches of crushed aggregate base course or 7-inch thick reinforced concrete (#4 rebar, 18-inch on center, each way, suspended by plastic or galvanized metal chairs). Concrete shall meet the requirements of the City of Pueblo standards for a 4,000 psi mix design or approved equal. 
  4. Transitions:  Access on gravel roads shall have a 1-foot transition from the edge of the road to the end of the concrete driveway. This transition shall be excavated to a depth of at least 6-inches, refilled and compacted with Class 6 Crushed Aggregate Base Course.  Access on paved or chip sealed roads shall have the edge of the roadway saw cut evenly to produce a neat vertical line. The driveway shall then be constructed to the roadway edge.  All accesses shall match into the existing roadway pavement that is in stable condition. The Inspector has the sole discretion to determine the removal limits of unstable pavements. If the limits of removal exceed 12-inches beyond the edge of the existing roadway, the asphalt pavement shall be removed, tacked and replaced in accordance with PWMD standards. 
  5. Culverts - The use of culverts for access may be appropriate if the ditch depth is in excess of 20-inches. PWMD staff shall evaluate and approve culvert usage. It is recommended that culvert materials are not purchased by the applicant until receiving PWMD approval. The culvert shall extend to the outside edges of the wings or radiuses unless otherwise approved by staff. The minimum size culvert for access is 18-inches diameter or the arched/elliptical equivalent. Corrugated metal pipe (CMP), reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), or non-reinforced concrete (NRCP) pipe may be used. The use of concrete headwalls is required for culvert usage as shown in the roadway standards details. Additional inspection fees will be assessed based upon our fee schedule. 
  6. Commercial Roadway Widening/Improvements - The applicant shall be responsible for roadway improvements including widening the roadway to meet current PWMD standards. All roadway improvements shall match into the existing pavement that is in stable condition. The Inspector has the sole discretion to determine the limits removal of unstable pavements. Pavements shall be removed and replaced in accordance with PWMD standards and/or District approved plans. Additional inspection fees will be assessed based upon our fee schedule. 
  7. The Contractor shall have utilities located prior to the start of construction. 
  8. Inspection - The Applicant shall be responsible for scheduling their pre-inspection and final inspection after the associated work has been completed. Call 719/547-9801 to schedule all inspections. The inspection will then be conducted anytime between the time of request and the end of business the following business day unless otherwise notified. No inspections are available on District holidays. A permit is not valid until all required improvements are constructed, inspected and approved by PWMD. 
  9. The permit shall be approved by PWMD with all associated fees being paid prior to sign off on all building permits to include any assessed penalty fees that may have occurred 
  10. Expiration of Permit - This application is valid for one year from the date of application acceptance. If the access has not been approved within one year of the acceptance date, the permit shall be considered expired. 
  11. The Contractor shall warrant their work for a period of one year following the full approval of the permit for workmanship and materials to the property owner. No warranty for this work by the District is expressed or implied. 
  12. Failure to install the access in accordance with the access permit may result in the District commencing legal action against the property owner to enforce the conditions of this permit in Pueblo County District Court.