(a) Field changes. Any design field change during the course of construction shall be certified by a professional engineer registered in Texas as being in conformance with the department's design standards contained in the design manuals. A design field change relating to the connection of the proposed project with the state highway system must be approved by the department. (b) As-built plans. Upon completion of construction of the project the applicant shall file with the department a set of the as-built plans incorporating any field changes during construction. These plans with field changes shall be signed, sealed, and dated by a professional engineer registered in Texas certifying that the project was constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications. (c) State and federal law. An applicant shall comply with all federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the project and shall provide or obtain all
permits, plans, and other documentation required by a federal, state, or local governmental entity. (d) Speed limit. Upon completion of the project, posted speed limits for the various categories of vehicles shall be established in accordance with the procedures utilized by the department for the state highway system, but in no case shall such limits exceed the maximum prima facie speed limits prescribed by state law for a public road having the same characteristics. (e) Access. For proposed projects which will provide new access to a roadway requiring Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approval of changes in access control, the applicant shall submit to the department all data necessary to request FHWA approval. (f) Work on state right-of-way. All work required within the limits of state owned right-of-way shall be accomplished only pursuant to express written agreement with the department and at the sole expense of the
applicant. This work will include all connections with, and necessary modifications to, state highways, and any necessary preliminary engineering and construction inspection. The department may, however, allow work to be accomplished by the applicant on appurtenant facilities.
Source Note: The provisions of this §27.34 adopted to be effective February 21, 1996, 21 TexReg 977.