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(1) Access connections shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Design Standards and Guidelines for Eugene Streets, Sidewalks, Bikeways and Accessways.

(2) Access connections shall be designed and constructed so that vehicles served by the access connection can be parked entirely within the private property lines of the property served by the access connection.

(3) Access connections can be designed and constructed to extend beyond a private property line in the following circumstances:

(a) The adjacent property owner gives written approval, or,

(b) In the opinion of the city engineer or the engineer’s designee, such an extension is necessary for safe ingress and egress for the traveling public.

(4) Access connections shall be designed and constructed perpendicular to the public way. If existing physical conditions, such as, but not limited to, topography, trees, and parking bays, preclude constructing the access connection perpendicular to the public way, the access connection shall be designed as warranted by the traffic conditions and existing conditions.

(5) Unless explicitly authorized by the construction permit, the access connection paving shall not extend beyond the property line into a street right-of-way at an intersection or crossroad. Construction permit authorization for such an extension can be conditioned on construction of a traffic island or curb to provide for the protection of municipal facilities.

(6) Where standard gutters and curbs have not been installed, the width of the access connection shall be measured along the property line and shall comply with the same requirements as specified in section 7.410 for curb cuts. Permits shall not be issued for a surface improvement or paving on the street right-of-way between access connection unless a concrete curb or other physical obstruction, of a design satisfactory to the city engineer, is constructed and maintained by the applicant along his or her property line, so that the entrance and exit of vehicles to and from the applicant’s property will be restricted to the established access connection.

(7) Where standard curbs and gutters have not been installed, the applicant shall pave the access connections or other areas within the right-of-way with asphaltic concrete or other material approved by the city engineer or engineer’s designee so that it merges with the street pavement; the paving shall be adequate and suitable for the traffic to be carried as determined by the city engineer. The extended paving between the property line and the street pavement shall be to the established grade or other slope fixed by the city engineer to provide for proper runoff. If the applicant’s paving is extended beyond the property line into a street right-of-way at an intersection or crossroad, the city engineer may require the applicant to construct a suitable traffic island or curb to provide for the protection of such municipal facilities as may be necessary.

(8) All access connections between the curb line and the back edge of the sidewalk shall be constructed of Portland cement concrete. The concrete of the access connection including the sidewalk section shall be constructed in accordance with construction specifications and standard drawings adopted by the city engineer.

(Section 7.430 amended by Ordinance No. 17250, enacted February 10, 1975; administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998; Ordinance No. 20458, enacted March 8, 2010, effective April 10, 2010.)