§ 98.17  TRAFFIC, DETOURS, BARRICADES.
   (A)   Except in emergency conditions, a person shall obtain prior approval of the city when a street or sidewalk cut is required and comply with all requirements of the Public Works Department for street cuts.
   (B)   A permit holder or person shall not cut or open more than one-half of the roadway at any time in order to maintain the flow of traffic at all times. However, in an emergency or with the permission of the city, the total width of the roadway may be cut or opened provided barricades are placed at the first intersection each way from the cut and detour signs are erected.
   (C)   Except in an emergency, all street closures or detours that will exceed 24 hours in duration shall be posted by a sign at least two days prior to the closure or detour. If a cut or opening in a street is left open after 6:00 p.m., a barricade or temporary fencing must be placed on both sides of the cut and flares or red or amber lights shall be placed in front of each barricade. In the alternative, the permit holder may cover the cut with steel plates.
   (D)   In performing the work, a permit holder shall furnish and install the barricades, flares, and lights as necessary, and in compliance with the Texas Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended from time to time. In the event there is a conflict between the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of the 1980 Texas Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended, the latter shall be controlling.
   (E)   During the time the work is actually being conducted, the permit holder shall provide a flagger to alert the public to the work, when required by the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended, or when required by a city inspector.
   (F)   A permit holder may close a traffic lane on a major thoroughfare only between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. unless the city grants prior approval. Arrow board is required on lane closures, with all barricades, advanced warning signs and 36-inch reflector cones placed in accordance with the 1980 Texas Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as amended.
   (G)   Any work that may involve construction within the right-of-way adjoining a school within the city must be coordinated with the city so as to minimize traffic conflicts and street closures during school days.
(Ord. 1018-2, passed 2-11-2019)