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Trans-RR 1.12(4)(a)(a) The department, at its own expense, shall furnish and install the initial rustic roads marking signs needed on all officially designated rustic roads.
Trans-RR 1.12(4)(b) (b) Each year, at the department's request, the maintaining authority for a rustic road shall inventory all the rustic roads marking signs on its rustic road. The inventory shall be sent to the department and shall state the number of missing or damaged rustic roads marking signs on its rustic road and shall identify the location of those missing or damaged signs that should be replaced. After receiving this inventory, the department, at its own expense, shall furnish and install the needed replacement rustic roads marking signs.
Trans-RR 1.12(4)(c) (c) The maintaining authority for a rustic road shall furnish, install and maintain all other guide or warning signs, signals, markings or devices on its rustic road at its own expense.
Trans-RR 1.12(5) (5) All informational, regulatory, warning and identification signs shall be erected and maintained as necessary, in accordance with chs. 86 and 349, Stats., and ch. Trans 200.
Trans-RR 1.12 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81; am. (3), r. and recr. (4), Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88.
Trans-RR 1.13 Trans-RR 1.13 Winter maintenance. Normal winter maintenance practices shall be continued on any official designated rustic road.
Trans-RR 1.13 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.14 Trans-RR 1.14 Speed limits.
Trans-RR 1.14(1)(1) The speed limit on all officially designated rustic roads is 45 miles per hour but may be changed by the maintaining authority. Any increase in the speed limit above 45 miles per hour requires the approval of the department.
Trans-RR 1.14(2) (2) Pursuant to s. 346.57 (6), Stats., official signs giving notice of the speed limit shall be posted by the maintaining authority for the speed limit to be in effect.
Trans-RR 1.14 Note Note: See ss. 346.57 and 349.11, Stats.
Trans-RR 1.14 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.15 Trans-RR 1.15 Land use protection.
Trans-RR 1.15(1)(1) Local authorities are encouraged to preserve the natural and scenic characteristics of land along rustic roads. Local zoning powers, building setback regulations, access control, sign control and other powers may be used to protect and preserve the rustic character of the road by discouraging industrial, high density residential and most commercial development and encouraging the development or the continued existence of commercial establishments compatible with a rustic road, such as antique shops, craft shops, rock shops and produce markets.
Trans-RR 1.15(2) (2) Upon petition for a zoning change to the county or municipality having authority over zoning, the board shall be notified in order to appear and present testimony at the zoning hearing, if the board deems it necessary.
Trans-RR 1.15 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.16 Trans-RR 1.16 Utility installation.
Trans-RR 1.16(1) (1) All utility companies shall be encouraged to bury electric power and communication lines on private easements where possible. Where it is not possible additional lines may be placed on existing poles or towers, or buried. Any utility installation shall attempt to preserve or restore the rustic quality of the route.
Trans-RR 1.16(2) (2) Restoration of the rustic quality shall be required for all utility installation within the right-of-way of a rustic road.
Trans-RR 1.16(3) (3) Upon approving a rustic road application, the board shall notify all utility companies providing service in the area of the rustic road as to the official rustic road designation.
Trans-RR 1.16 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.17 Trans-RR 1.17 Advertising sign control. Municipalities shall be encouraged to adopt local zoning ordinances restricting off-premise advertising signs and which address the control of existing signs and the erection of additional signs once a road has been designated a rustic road.
Trans-RR 1.17 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.18 Trans-RR 1.18 Development of county rustic roads plans. Each county shall be encouraged to inventory its roads for potential candidates for inclusion in the rustic roads system and using this inventory, along with previous inventories of scenic roads, develop a countywide plan of rustic and scenic roads which is compatible with the functional classification plan in the county.
Trans-RR 1.18 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.19 Trans-RR 1.19 Withdrawal of rustic roads designation.
Trans-RR 1.19(1)(1) A road may be withdrawn from the rustic roads system with approval of the board after petition of the board by the maintaining authority and upon the holding of a public hearing by the maintaining authority for such a removal. The public hearing shall be held in accordance with ss. 19.83 and 19.84, Stats., and all applicable local ordinances.
Trans-RR 1.19(2) (2) The board may wish to withdraw rustic road designation for a particular road if the road no longer possesses the rustic character originally qualifying it for designation due to over-development. The board shall have the authority to remove the designation following a public hearing on the removal. The public hearing shall be held in accordance with ss. 19.83 and 19.84, Stats.
Trans-RR 1.19(3) (3) The removal of rustic road designation shall cause the jurisdiction of the road to revert to the status held before original designation by the board.
Trans-RR 1.19 Note Note: See s. 83.42 (4), Stats.
Trans-RR 1.19 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.20 Trans-RR 1.20 Identification of complementary rustic features. The maintaining authority is encouraged to identify with roadside markers any historical names, structures, places and events which complement and enhance the rustic character of the road.
Trans-RR 1.20 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
Trans-RR 1.21 Trans-RR 1.21 State aids. State aids for each rustic road shall be determined in accordance with the local transportation aids provisions of s. 86.30, Stats.
Trans-RR 1.21 Note Note: See s. 83.42 (8), Stats.
Trans-RR 1.21 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81.
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