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§ 508-710.  Construction standards.
   A.   Plan and subsurface drawings and record drawings. All applicants shall include with their application scale drawings that clearly and accurately show the location of the proposed work with respect to existing facilities within the vicinity of the proposed work that will be, or could be, affected by the work. The scope of the drawings shall include as a minimum: all adjacent underground utilities, curblines, sidewalks, traffic control loops, and similar features in both plan and cross-section view. Upon completion of work, the permittee shall furnish to the Director of Public Works record drawing(s) that indicates the as-constructed location, size and type of utility or feature installed or altered and its location with reference to the street surface and the adjacent curblines. The standard of accuracy for the drawings shall be: [Amended 7-27-2015 by Ord. No. 40-2015]
      (1)   For standard single utility service connections: the same as those submitted for final plan under Chapter 515, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
      (2)   For large street cuts and cuts required for work other than a single service connection: as specified on the City of Reading's Street Cut Restoration drawing.
   B.   Excavation notice.
      (1)   Pennsylvania law (Act No. 187, as amended) 20 requires those who intend to excavate or demolish to file certain notices (PA One Call) before commencing work. Applicants for permits to break the pavement or surface of any legally open street shall comply with all the requirements of this Act, and the City of Reading permits issued where this obligation has not been met shall be deemed null and void.
      (2)   The permittee shall deliver a construction schedule in writing to the City indicating the date which the street cut will begin, the estimated date when the restoration of the trench will begin, and any other milestones that may be critical to the inspection of the work.
   C.   Pavement edges. The paved surface shall be cut to a neat edge using an asphalt/concrete saw or jackhammer. The permittee shall take the necessary precautions to protect the neat edge, and is responsible to restore any edges that become broken.
   D.   Barricades, trench covers and lighting. All street openings shall be properly barricaded and protected by the permittee. Excavations shall not be left open at the end of the work shift or when left unattended. Permittees are responsible for the protection of the public within the construction areas and all work zones shall be marked in accordance with PennDOT's work zone traffic control regulations until the permitted street cut is restored and approved. Nothing contained in this Part or other legislation of the City of Reading shall release the person or persons opening the street from any liability associated with claims for injury or damage resulting therefrom.
   E.   Backfilling. Materials excavated in conjunction with street cuts should be promptly hauled away and shall be removed before nightfall. The permittee shall arrange for the immediate repair of the affected utility and backfill the trench without delay. Backfill material shall consist of crushed stone placed and properly compacted in accordance with the details and specifications issued by the City Engineer.
   F.   Paving restoration. Immediately following backfilling and compaction, the permittee shall apply a temporary pavement restoration in accordance with the City of Reading's Street Cut Restoration drawing and specifications. For those permits where the permittee performs the permanent pavement restoration, this work shall be completed not less than three months nor more than six months following the temporary pavement restoration. The surface material shall be compacted with a gravity roller or vibrating compactor subject to the approval of the City Engineer. The permittee shall maintain the restoration by re-excavating and/or applying additional surface material in order to provide a smooth- riding surface for a period of one year after restoration, or where applicable, until the City provides a permanent surface repair. Repairs shall be made by the permittee within 24 hours' notice by the City. The permittee is responsible for the continual protection and maintenance of the cut whether or not he/she is notified by the City to perform additional work.
   G.   Notices to begin and end work. The Department of Public Works shall be notified at least three work days prior to the start of the pavement cut, and shall be notified at least three work days prior to when the trench is to be backfilled and the restoration completed.
   H.   Work to conform to the City of Reading standards. The work shall be done at such time and in such manner as shall be consistent with the safety of the public and in accordance with the City of Reading engineering standard drawings and specifications. If the City of Reading discovers that the work has been discontinued or has not been properly performed, the permittee, upon being notified thereof in writing by the City of Reading, shall immediately take all necessary steps, at permittee's own expense, to place the work in such condition as to conform to the City's requirements or standards. If a dispute arises between the permittee and the City of Reading's inspector, the City of Reading's inspector shall have the authority to suspend work until the matter can be referred to the Director of Public Works for resolution. [Amended 7-27-2015 by Ord. No. 40-2015]
20.   Editor's Note: See 73 P.S. § 177.