Right-of-way (ROW) Appurtenance



Project Name: Right-of-Way Appurtenance

Department: Public Works Department

Start Date: 7/01/2023

End Date: Ongoing


Funding will be utilized for the repair and/or replacement of various safety infrastructure found in the Right-of-Way such as guardrails, hand-rails, retaining walls, and other safety or security features.


Chapter 9 : Community Facilities and Services

Goal 1. Efficient Planning for Facilities and Infrastructure

Prioritize efficient construction and maintenance of all community infrastructure and facilities, and ensure that infrastructure capacity is built and maintained in line with growth or declining demand, as appropriate.


Objectives: To proactively maintain Right-of-Way safety infrastructure and replace features as needed

Status: Public Service is currently developing and executing a Right-of-Way asset field survey to collect needed attributes for non-inventoried features to better program projected maintenance/replacement cycles. The current data collection focus is on City-owned retaining walls. Presently many of the asset locations qualifying to be addressed by this fund are being evaluated in conjunction with Engineering and Legal to determine maintenance responsibility, which will inform increased required funding levels moving forward. Once this inventory and the subsequent condition status is completed a more comprehensive cost accounting can be programmed for the burden of the additional uncatalogued assets. $50,000 a year will begin building a project balance for upcoming work, especially for significant cost projects such as retaining wall replacements etc.

Cost Estimate

Operating Impacts

This work is on-going as repairs and replacements are mandated upon damages and traffic pattern changes. Funding levels are programmed according to the anticipated repair and replacement burden to accommodate current condition status. Staff continues the effort to collect data on uncatalogued assets which will increase cost burdens as many may require additional engineering/planning costs.