Guidelines for Street Closures and Use of Public Way
A certificate of commercial general liability insurance with not less than 1,000,000 in limits for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage liability is required for any street closure or use of public way. The policy must name the City of Temecula as an additional insured and indemnify and hold the City harmless from any action. The certificate holder will be the City of Temecula, Temecula Community Services District and the Successor Agency to the Temecula Redevelopment Agency. A copy of this policy and a $25 fee per street per day are required for a street closure permit. A copy of the Certificate of Insurance submitted with the Special Permit Application can also be utilized for the street closure permit. City reserves the right to demand/require additional traffic aides/personnel to assist with traffic control.
For athletic events, all routes must be measured by the event coordinator and a California Department of Transportation (CDOT) Athletic Application must be submitted to the Community Services Department of Temecula at (951)694-6480 or fax at (951)694-6488.
The proposed traffic and reroute plan must be attached to your Special Event application and must be in written form with directions. A map may be submitted with the application, but will not serve as a substitute to the written route.
Separate permits must be obtained from the Permit Division, City Hall for reviewing stands, exhibits in the public way, etc. Reviewing stands must not be placed within an intersection. Parades proposed for a downtown location are not to exceed two hours and fifteen minutes.
A street closure in an area where there is a public garage, tenant indoor parking or off-street activity requiring driveway access will require a mechanism for entry, security, and a ten foot fire lane.
In addition to permitting detour signs and barricades are required for all street closures. Street closures for all Special Events must be cordoned off with Type III barricades. Applicants must provide all Type III barricades. The City of Temecula will not provide barricades for street closures. Type III barricades must extend completely across a roadway and its shoulders or from curb to curb. Where access is provided through the Type III barricade, responsibility should be assigned to a person to assure proper closure. The applicant or organization must supply proof that they have obtained the proper number of Type III barricades needed to comply with the terms and conditions of the federal law.
All businesses located on the street to be used or closed must be notified of the event dates and times.
Street closure permits may be issued for no longer than 14 days. When filling out the Street Closure application, make sure to include set-up and tear down times as well as all locations and times for loading in and out.
The following will be taken into consideration when issuing a street closure or use of public way permit:
- Public health or safety
- The previous issuance of a permit for another event, public assembly or similar event at the same location
- The proximity of another event in the area at the same time