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§ 11-605. Construction Materials. 98
(1) Construction materials used in connection with the construction or repair of a building, footway or other structure may be temporarily stored upon the roadway if a permit to do so has been obtained.
(2) The permit shall be issued by the Department of Streets for such period of time as the Department deems necessary and reasonable. 99
(3) The permit shall be displayed at all times in a conspicuous place on the occupied highway.
(4) The following fees shall be charged for each permit and for each extension: 100
(a) Unpaved Streets. Fifteen dollars ($15) for each building frontage of 40 feet or less, per month or part thereof;
(b) Paved Streets. Thirty dollars ($30) for each building frontage of 40 feet or less, per month or part thereof; or
(c) Such other amount or amounts as the Department may establish by regulation. 101
(5) The occupied area shall not exceed the frontage of the premises to be built upon or repaired; except that if written permission is obtained from the adjoining property owners and the space is for storage of materials for use in reconstruction, an additional 30 feet may be occupied on each side of the building frontage for which the permit is granted.
(6) The breadth of the occupied area shall not exceed 9 feet.
(7) The height of the occupied area shall not exceed 13 feet.
(8) The construction materials may extend 1 foot inside the curb line, but a gutter 15 inches wide and 12 inches high shall be left along the curb, with a clean cut transverse opening, 12 by 18 inches, every 25 feet of length.
(9) A passageway shall at all times be left between the stored materials and the opposite curb, sufficient for the passage of vehicles of at least 20 feet, as determined by the Department of Streets.
(10) No materials, structures or other obstructions shall be placed within 15 feet of any fire hydrant or within 25 feet of highway intersection or crossing, or within 2-1/2 feet of any railway track, or across any footway.
(11) No old materials, rubbish or dirt shall be stored on highways, except when used in construction or repair operations.
(12) No construction materials may be stored upon any street within the area bounded by Spring Garden Street, the Delaware River, South Street, and the Schuylkill River, including both sides of the boundary streets, and on Broad Street between Lehigh Avenue and Washington Avenue, or upon any street which is part of the Classified Street System.
(13) No construction materials shall be stored on the streets when the construction or repair work is sufficiently advanced so that occupancy of the streets is unnecessary.
(14) Between sundown and sunrise, red lights shall be placed at the outer edges of the occupied areas at intervals of not more than 30 feet.
(15) The construction materials shall be stored so as to prevent dangers to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
(16) The occupied area and the areas adjacent thereto shall be maintained in a condition satisfactory to the Department of Licenses and Inspections, including prompt removal of all dirt, sweepings, waste materials, rubbish or other debris produced or accumulated, and sprinkling of the occupied area and adjacent areas to eliminate dust resulting from the storage of materials, and in a condition satisfactory to the Department of Streets and the Police Department so as not to interfere with the movement of traffic.
Source: 1917 Ordinances, p. 263, as amended by 1935 Ordinances, p. 238; 1950 Ordinances, p. 651; 1951 Ordinances, p. 213.
Amended, Bill No. 080164 (approved June 4, 2008).
Amended, 1963 Ordinances, p. 132; amended, 1973 Ordinances, p. 902.
Added, Bill No. 080163 (approved June 4, 2008).