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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department Of Transportation
Chapter 21. General Rules and Regulations of the Commonwealth Transportation Board
9/21/2021

24VAC30-21-30. General provisions concerning use of right of way.

A. No person, firm, or corporation shall use or occupy the right of way of any highway for any purpose except travel, except as may be authorized by VDOT, either pursuant to regulation or as provided by law.

B. Except as permitted by subdivision 2 of this subsection, the following restrictions apply to activities occurring on bridges forming a part of the system of state highways:

1. No person, firm, or corporation shall stand or park a vehicle of any description on any bridge unless authorized by VDOT.

2. No person shall fish or seine from any bridge except when facilities are provided for such purposes as set out in § 33.2-278 of the Code of Virginia.

3. No person, firm, or corporation shall use any bridge as a wharf from which to load or unload any vehicle, as a place of deposit for any property, or for any other purpose except crossing.

4. No master or owner of any vessel shall make it fast to or lay it alongside such bridge.

5. Provisions of this subsection shall not apply to highway maintenance vehicles or vessels.

C. No person, firm, or corporation shall, without the consent of VDOT, remove, injure, destroy, break, deface, or in any way tamper with any property, real or personal, that is growing or has been placed on the right of way of any highway within the system of state highways by or with the consent of VDOT.

D. No person, firm, or corporation may cause water to flow from any source upon the right of way of any highway within the system of state highways, nor shall any person, firm, or corporation cause any increase of the water, at present, lawfully on the right of way of any highway or concentrate the flow of water upon the right of way of any highway in the system of state highways without the written consent of VDOT.

E. No road, railroad, or tracks of any description shall be laid along, upon, or across any portion of a highway in the system of state highways without the written consent of VDOT.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 10, eff. March 3, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014.

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