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Ordinance Concerning Work Within Public Right Of Ways

The following ordinance was adopted at a Special Town Meeting duly warned and held on September 13, 2001.  Said ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days from the publication thereof.

Work within Town Right-of-ways
Any construction activities occurring within a Town Right-of-way shall require a permit from the First Selectmen's Office and shall comply with the following requirements and standards.

Permit Required
Any work in a public right-of-way shall require a Public Right-of-way Work Permit from the First Selectmen’s Office. The application shall be submitted a minimum of 72 hours prior to any work being performed and shall include the following:

A map identifying the location of the project.
A $1,500 cash bond for emergency repairs.
A complete and signed Access Agreement with the Town.
The applicant shall furnish to the Town an insurance certificate naming the Town as an additional insured and as a certificate holder on the contractors Certificate of Liability Insurance.
The applicant shall notify the Board of Education, Fire Department and Office of the First Selectmen of any road closures, including date and time, after obtaining a road closure permit from the Towns Traffic Authority.

Temporary Patch Treatment
Pavement: temporary hot mix bituminous concrete pavement shall be placed with a minimum thickness of 2 inches within 24 hours of the excavation. No excavation will be allowed on Friday unless it is to be paved by the end of the workday. No cold patch will be allowed for temporary repair, except when plants are closed.
Subbase: the excavated materials will be acceptable for use as subbase material, if approved by the Town’s inspector. If the material is unacceptable, the trench shall be filled with gravel and then 10 inches of processed aggregate stone base compacted in 2 equal lifts will be required.
No permits will be issued during periods that the bituminous batch plants are closed except for emergency repairs.  (December – April)
Steel plates to temporarily cover excavations, may be used if approved by the Town’s inspector. Plates must be anchored securely to the surrounding pavement and ramped with bituminous concrete. No plates will be allowed between November 15 and April 1.

Permanent Patch
The temporary patch shall be removed, the existing pavement cut back (saw cut is required) a minimum of 12 inches or as directed from the trench to make a neat clean square joint which will overlap the original subgrade.
A minimum uniform 4-inch depth shall be excavated, care must be taken to remove all large stones and unsuitable materials. The area shall be thoroughly compacted. An asphaltic emulsion, conforming to requirements of AASHTO M140, grade MS-2, shall be applied in the following method:
The emulsion shall be applied to the clean, dry edges of the existing pavement prior to the placing of the first course of bituminous concrete.
After the first course of bituminous concrete has been placed and compacted, another application of emulsion shall be applied to the edges of the patch and the existing pavement. This step shall be repeated for each lift required to bring the patch up to the level of the existing pavement.
A final application of emulsion shall be applied to the joint between the patch and the existing pavement surface. The emulsion shall be applied pavement surface. The emulsion shall be applied so that approximately 2 inches and 4 inches are on the existing pavement and patch respectively.
A hot bituminous concrete mix (class II - DOT specs.) shall be placed in 2 inch (rolled) lifts. The final lift shall be even with the existing pavement and cross rolled in addition to normal rolling.

The 4 inch depth is the minimum depth, if the original pavement is thicker than 4 inches, the minimum depth shall be increased to the depth of the existing pavement.

Failure of the permittee to comply with the above regulations will make the applicant subject to the suspension of any further permits in the Town of East Windsor. If the completed work is unsatisfactory to the Town Engineer, the contractor shall be notified by first class mail, allowing 5 days to correct such pavement cut. If the pavement cut is not repaired, the Town of East Windsor will make the necessary repairs and bill the contractor for the cost of the same.

Ord. 01-01
                                                        Karen W. Gaudreau CCTC                                                                  Town Clerk of East Windsor
Journal Inquirer
October 17, 2001