An approach road is a roadway or driveway connection between the edge of the right of way project and the actual road. The goal is to create a path for vehicles to get to the project site easily. There is usually only one approach road unless the need and the amount of traffic dictates otherwise. They need to be placed in an area that is safe and unobtrusive to normal road and pedestrian traffic.
Approach roads are an important part of your right of way easement project. They provide safe, consistent access to the project site and reduce the chance of creating damage to the surrounding area. It also creates a single area for restoration when the project is completed, allowing the process to be quick and efficient. An approach road is also a good way to manage the field services of your project. With a limited number of entrances to the project site, it is easier to track the people and resources coming and going from the site.
Part of our job when we create an approach road is to maintain it unless otherwise indicated by the county in which the right of way easement is being built. We will keep the plants trimmed back and make sure there are no obstacles in the way of the approach road so that all of the necessary vehicles and equipment will be able to pass through without too much trouble.