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Construction shall be in accordance with the current Ohio Department of Transportation standards unless otherwise provided in the text or illustrated drawings found within this chapter (see Appendix A for illustrated drawings of typical construction standards).
(A) Pavement shall be cut in a full depth, neat, and straight line.
(B) Existing drainage ditches, culverts, and like facilities shall be kept clean at all times. Any drainage culvert tile, catch basin, manhole, or other facility disturbed by excavation shall be replaced with new material or repaired as directed by the city. Temporary erosion/sedimentation control measures shall be employed to protect adjacent property and storm drain facilities. Maximum amount of open trench on streets shall be 400 lineal feet. At the end of each day, all trenches must be backfilled or covered with steel plates.
(C) All pipe and other material strung along city right-of-way must be placed a safe distance from the traveling public.
(D) No excess material or unsuitable material shall be deposited or dumped on any city right-of-way without the written consent of the city.
(E) No person shall construct or install, or cause to be constructed or installed, facilities within the right-of-way that constitute a threat or hazard to public safety, either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
(F) Unless otherwise specifically allowed in writing by the city, all excavations within the right-of-way shall be filled and compacted within 24 hours of excavation and pavements of streets, alleys and sidewalks shall be completely restored within 14 days of excavation.
(G) Erosion control measures and advance warning signs, markers, cones and barricades must be in place before work begins.
(H) The applicant shall be responsible for storm water management and erosion control that complies with those applicable standards set forth in the City Subdivision Regulations and state or federal guidelines. Requirements shall include, but not be limited to, silt fencing in erosion areas until vegetation is restored, barricade fencing around open holes, and high erosion areas will require wire backed silt fencing.
(I) Reflective barricades and flashing lights must be restored at the end of each day.
(J) Cutting or excavating a street, alley or sidewalk surfaces that are less than three years old is prohibited, unless approved by city.
(K) All directional boring shall have locator place bore marks and depths while bore is in progress. Locator shall place mark at each stem with paint dot and depth at least every other stem.
(L) Signing, flagging, and traffic control shall be in accordance with the current Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD). Two-way one-lane of traffic shall remain open during all work times, unless otherwise noted and approved. The road shall be restored to two-way traffic at the end of each working day. Should a total road closure appear necessary, applicant must provide a detailed traffic control plan consisting of proposed closure length, detour routes, sign locations, and flagger locations. Access shall be maintained to all residences and businesses at all times.
(M) Applicants are responsible for obtaining line locations from all affected utilities at least 48 hours prior to any excavation.
(N) The applicant shall be responsible for verifying both the horizontal and vertical location of all affected facilities whether by pot holing, hand digging, or other method approved by the city prior to any excavation or boring with the exception of work involving lane closures, as discussed above.
(O) Placement of all hand holes, manholes or other access facilities must be approved in advance by the city.
(Ord. 10-3322, passed 6-17-10) Penalty, see § 53.99