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Seattle Right-of-Way Opening and Restoration Rule

The Right-of-Way Opening and Restoration Rule (ROWORR), implemented January 1, 2017, describes requirements anyone impacting Seattle public right-of-way space must meet when making and restoring openings. The ROWORR updates and replaces the old Pavement Opening and Restoration Rule (PORR) with:

  • Changes to the final restoration timeframes
  • Clearer ADA guidance
  • Restoration requirements for Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • New requirements during the pavement moratorium period
  • Changes to pavement restoration requirements

Read the full Right-of-Way Opening and Restoration Rule manual here (SDOT DR 01-2017)

With implementation of the new Right-of-Way Opening and Restoration Rule (ROWORR), we hosted multiple training workshops. The presentation addresses key points, with helpful visuals as shown below.

To see the ROWORR training presentation, click here.

Questions? Email SDOTpermits@Seattle.gov.

Mix Design Information will be posted here in the future. Thank you!

The previous version of the ROWORR, the PORR, is available for reference here:
Street & Sidewalk Pavement Opening and Restoration (SDOT DR 05-2009)

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