Chapter 7 Section 4

SECTION     7.0400        TRAFFIC AND STREET ACCESS

7.0401   TRAFFIC VISIBILITY

A. No obstructions, such as structures, parking, or vegetation, shall be permitted in any district between the heights of 2 and one-half (2½) feet and 10 feet above the plane through the street centerline within the triangular space formed by any 2 existing or proposed intersecting street right-of-way lines and a line joining points on such lines located a minimum of 15 feet from their intersection. (See Illustrations No. 1 and 2).

B. In the Case of Arterial Streets intersecting with other intersecting streets or railways, the corner cutoff distances establishing the vision triangle clearance space shall be increased to 50 feet. (See Illustration No. 2).

7.0402   DRIVEWAYS

On all driveways installed, altered, changed, replaced, or extended after the effective date of this Ordinance, openings for vehicular ingress and egress shall not exceed 24 feet at the street right-of-way and 30 feet at the edge of pavement, unless the Village Board waives this requirement under the conditions imposed by a special use permit.

7.0403   HIGHWAY ACCESS

No direct private access shall be permitted to the existing or proposed rights-of-way of expressways, nor to any controlled access arterial street without permission from the highway agency that has access control jurisdiction.  In addition, direct public or private access shall be permitted to the existing or proposed rights-of-way of the following:

A. Driveways on Arterial Streets shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from a street intersection unless the lot width is less than 100 feet in which case the Plan Commission shall determine the driveway location. Said setback shall be measured from the intersection of the rights-of-way on the 2 streets.

B. Driveways on Collector or Local Streets shall be located a minimum of 50 feet from a street intersection. Said setback shall be measured from the intersection of the rights-of-way on the 2 streets.

C. Residential Driveways on Corner Lots shall be located on the street with the lowest functional classification. For example, when a lot is located on an intersection between an arterial and a local street, the driveway shall be located on the local street.

D. Temporary Access to the above rights-of-way may be granted by the Building Inspector and the highway agencies having jurisdiction. Such access permit shall be temporary, revocable, and subject to any conditions required.

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