A.   Authority To Close Streets: City employees or contractors, while repairing or improving the streets of the City, and utility company personnel, when installing, improving, or repairing lines or other utility facilities in the streets, are hereby authorized, as necessary, subject to control by the City Council, to close any street or section thereof to traffic during such repair, maintenance, or construction. In exercising such authority, the employees, personnel or contractors 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.
   B.   Obedience To Barricades 1 And Traffic Control Devices During Street Closures: 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, it is unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle through, under, over, or around the traffic control devices or barricades, or otherwise to enter the closed area. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons while engaged in the 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 employees, personnel, or contractor concerned shall erect, or cause to be erected, traffic control devices to warn and guide the public; and every person using the 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. (1983 Code § 15-112)



1. See also section 5-5E-9 of this Code.