1. May we dig a trench across the city street shown in this lab? Yes, we can.
2. Who issues the permit for this work?
The Department of Engineering Services issues the permit for this work.
3. Must we submit construction plans to the city?
Yes we must submit construction plans to the city. The applicant shall submit two sets of plans with the application to the Department of Engineering Services of the city. The Department of Engineering Services will then distribute the plans to other reviewing departments within the city.
4. Once the permit is issued, how long must we wait before commencing work? Once a construction permit is issued, permittee shall give the Department of Engineering Services a minimum notice of 48 hours prior to commencing work.
5. How deep must the cable be buried?
All facilities (cable) installed under the pavement shall be buried to a minimum depth of 42 inches under the top of the pavement. In the parkway, the facilities shall me buried a minimum of 24 inches.
6. What are the exact detailed compaction requirements as listed in the manual provided by the city for restoration of any surface that is trenched? The pits or trenches excavated to facilitate this operation shall be backfilled and compacted immediately after work is completed. All backfill material shall be compacted in lifts of loose depth not exceeding 8 inches and compacted to at least 95% of Standard Proctor Density at optimum moisture content, +/- two percentage points as determined by ASTM D698.
7. Is the company we hire to do the work required to be registered in any way? Yes. The company needs to be registered with the Department of Engineering Services of the city in accordance with Section 15-23 of the Right-of- Way Ordinance.
8. What is a right-of-way?
A right-of-way is a type of easement that gives someone the right to travel across property owned by another person. Requirements to use the public right-of-way usually involve...
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