The right-of-way is any public street, way, place, alley, sidewalk, park, square, plaza, or city-owned right-of-way dedicated to public use.
Do you need a ROW permit?
Per City of Lafayette code (Chapter 105 of the City Code of Ordinances) any work on or within the ROW, or the storage or staging of equipment and materials within the ROW, requires a permit. The work might not involve any changes to the ROW itself or subsurface utilities, but a ROW permit will still be required because the work is taking place within the ROW. Lafayette has an extensive network of utilities inside and outside City limits. Work on or around these public utilities, whether inside the City or not, requires a ROW permit to safeguard public infrastructure.