A.   Authority To Close Streets: City personnel or contractors, while repairing or improving or repairing lines or other utility facilities in the streets, are authorized as necessary, subject to control of the chief of police, to close any street or section thereof to traffic during such repair, maintenance or construction. In exercising such authority, such person 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. (1992 Code § 15-1808; amd. 2006 Code)
   B.   Obedience To Barricades And Traffic Control Devices During Street Closures 1 : 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 enter the closed area. 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 the closed area may travel, when possible to do so, through the area at their own risk.
   C.   Traffic Control Devices Required During Construction: Whenever construction, repair or maintenance of any street or utility line or facility is being performed under traffic, the city personnel, contractor, or utility company concerned shall erect or cause to be erected traffic control devices to warn and guide the public. Every person using such street shall obey all signs, signals, markings, flagmen or other traffic control devices which are placed to regulate, control and guide traffic through the construction or maintenance area. (1992 Code § 15-1808)



1. See also subsection 7-3-12H1b of this title.