Small Cell Wireless Facility (SCWF)

  • The Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act, being Act 365 of 2018, specifically Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 460.1301 thru 460.1339, provides that MDOT may, “Allow wireless services providers and wireless infrastructure providers access to the public rights-of-way and the ability to attach to poles and structures in the public rights-of-way to enhance their networks and provide next generation services.” Only small cell wireless facilities (SCWF) that occupy less than the maximum volumetric restrictions indicated in the law may be permitted.  MDOT prioritizes the use of existing utility poles and wireless support structures over any new pole or new wireless support structure.

    MDOT Permit Gateway link graphicThe Guidelines for Installing and Maintenance of Small Cell Wireless Communication Facility on State Trunkline Highway (MDOT Form 1469A) and Special Conditions for Installing and Maintenance of Small Cell Wireless Facilities (SCWF) on State Trunkline Highways (MDOT Form 1469B) will show SCWF owners how to apply for a MDOT permit when wanting to place a facility within MDOT Right of Way.

    Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act, being Act 365 of 2018, specifically Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 460.1301 thru 460.1339


Helpful Tools

  • PR Finder

    The PR finder link is a tool used to identify if the route is a MDOT trunkline and locate the Control Sections (CS) for that route.  

    Instructions to use the map:

    • Click on the PR Finder link
    • After page opens, zoom into your work area
    • Click on the identify tab at the top of the map
    • Click on PR/CS field
    • Click on the road
    • The control section will display in the box.

     

  • Right of Way (ROW) Map

    The ROW Way map is a tool applicants can use to identify MDOT ROW.

    Instruction to use the map:

    • Click on the ROW map link
    • After the page opens
    • Click on the Select from title sheet
    • Click on the county of the work location
    • Click on the circled number on the sheet
    • A map will display the width of the MDOT ROW.

    Note: Some of the maps may be difficult to read. When this happens, contact the MDOT Office for additional information.

    Important and Disclaimer: The applicant is responsible to verify the ROW width along the MDOT routes.   

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