A.   Authority To Close Streets: Town officers and employees or contractors, while repairing or improving the streets, or town officers and employees or utility companies, when installing, improving, or repairing lines or other utility facilities in the streets, are hereby authorized as necessary, subject to control of the board of trustees, to close any street or section thereof to traffic during such repair, maintenance or construction. In exercising this authority, such persons shall erect or cause to be erected proper control devices and barricades to warn and notify the public that the street has been closed to traffic. (1999 Code § 7-304)
   B.   Obedience To Traffic Control Devices During Street Closures: When any street has been closed to traffic under the provisions of subsection A of this section, and traffic control devices or barricades have been erected, no person shall drive any vehicle through, under, over, or around such traffic control devices or barricades, or otherwise shall enter the closed area. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons while engaged in such construction, maintenance, and repair, or to persons entering therein for the protection of lives or property. Persons having their places of residence or places of business within such closed area may travel at their own risk through such area to their residences or places of business, when it is possible. (1999 Code § 7-305)
   C.   Traffic Control Devices Required During Construction: Whenever construction, repair, or maintenance of any street or utility line or facility is being done where there is traffic, the town personnel, contractor, or utility company concerned shall erect, or cause to be erected, traffic control devices to warn and guide the public. All persons using such street shall obey the signs, signals, markings, flagmen, or other traffic control devices which are placed to regulate, control, and guide traffic through the construction or maintenance area.
(1999 Code § 7-306)