27:7-92. Access permit
a. Any person seeking to construct or open a driveway or public street or highway entering into a State highway shall first obtain an access permit from the commissioner.
b. Every access permit, including street opening permits, in effect on the effective date of this amendatory and supplementary act shall remain valid and effective until revoked or replaced.
c. Every State highway intersection with a driveway or public street or highway in existence prior to January 1, 1970 shall be assumed to have been constructed in accordance with an access permit, even if no permit was issued.
d. Access permits issued under this amendatory and supplementary act may contain whatever terms and conditions the commissioner finds necessary and convenient for effectuating the purposes of this amendatory and supplementary act, including but not limited to, the condition that a permit shall expire when the use of the property served by the access permit changes resulting in a significant increase in traffic or is expanded. Any increase in traffic that adds the greater of 100 movements during the peak hour, or 10 percent of the previously anticipated daily movements shall be considered significant. For projects for which a completed application has been made to the department for an access permit and which have received preliminary site plan approval or subdivision approval from the municipal approval authority pursuant to "The Municipal Land Use Law," P.L. 1975, c. 291 (C. 40:55D-1 et seq.), as of the date of the adoption of the access code, permit applications for that project shall be reviewed and approved according to the permit requirements in effect immediately prior to that date.
e. Any person constructing, maintaining or opening a driveway or public street or highway entering into a State highway, except as authorized by law, is subject to a civil penalty of $100. Each day in which an unauthorized driveway or public street or highway entering into a State highway is open, following written notice from the commissioner that the driveway or public street or highway is not authorized by law, is a separate violation. The commissioner may, in addition to or in conjunction with initiating a civil action for collection of this penalty, initiate an action in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court for injunctive relief.
L. 1989, c. 32, s. 4.
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