Road Sector Development Project Volume-II 2: Part 2; Section VI (a): SpecificationsContract No. RSDPAF-W-UP-ICB-SM-4C
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Section 100 – General102 Accommodation of Traffic
(3) Temporary Diversions
Delete sub-clause 102 (3) (j) Removal of Diversions and substitute:
(j) When traffic is routed permanently onto the new road following the completion of construction, the diversionswhich are no longer required shall be removed and the ground reinstated to its original condition. This work shallinclude the establishment and maintenance for at least one year of suitable replacement vegetation to ensure fullrehabilitation and protection of the disturbed area.
(4) Accommodation of Traffic Where Road is Constructed in Half Widths
Delete the second sentence of the first paragraph of Section (4) Accommodation of Traffic where Road isConstructed in Half Widths and replace with:
The maximum length of one-way working shall be 500 metres. This length may be further reduced if visibility isreduced at bends. All sections of half width working shall be controlled by traffic lights, stop/go boards or flagmenthroughout the period of half width working.
Delete the fourth paragraph and substitute the following:
The Contractor shall provide and maintain for the period of construction, traffic control and safety devicesincluding Traffic Signs, Barricade Boards, Traffic Cones, Lighting Devices etc., at all locations where work is inprogress in accordance with “Safety at Road Works: A Code of Practice for Signing at Road Works” from theDepartment of Roads Traffic Signs Manual.Material and equipment temporarily stored on, or adjacent to, the existing roadway shall be so placed, and thework at all times, shall be so conducted as to cause minimum disruption to the travelling public. Warning signsand barriers will be required to separate the Contractor’s material and equipment from the public. The Contractor will not be permitted to have excavations open on both sides of the road at a particular chainagesuch that there is a step adjacent to public traffic which may create a danger to traffic i.e. the excavation andbackfilling with sub-base or base shall be flush with the existing road level on one side before excavation canproceed on the other side of the road.During construction for operations which require one way traffic the Contractor shall be responsible for theremoval of broken down vehicles including vehicles damaged in accidents and shall maintain one wayuninterrupted traffic flow at all times (except at those times as agreed with the Engineer where it is necessary totemporarily close the road). The Contractor shall programme his work so as to reduce as far as is practicable, disruption to all road usersduring construction of the Works and maintain traffic control measures for the safety of traffic at all times. Toassist with compliance of this requirement the Contractor will be restricted in use of single lane traffic working asdescribed below.Within any 5 kilometre section of the Site the length of road available to the Contractor for major pavementconstruction at any one time involving single lane traffic control shall be restricted to 2 separate sections of 500metre length each provided that the sections are separated by a minimum of 2 km of unobstructed road with twolane traffic working. The Contractor shall not be permitted to work outside these 500 metre lengths (except on a separate 5 km.section) unless otherwise agreed by the Engineer until the full width of the road is again open to traffic. The Contractor shall provide with his time/location programme and detailed construction schedule, a list of proposed 500 metre lengths with chainage location showing where he intends to commence his pavementconstruction. The Engineer shall approve these locations without undue delay subject to compliance with thisClause and the Contractor will then be given access to these sections. Subsequent sections shall be requestedand the Engineer shall approve them in accordance with the above procedure.Other work such as extension to culverts or work which may be carried out without disruption to traffic, eithervehicular or pedestrian, may be undertaken in a properly programmed manner outside these limits with priorapproval from the Engineer. The Contractor shall ensure that sufficient labour, equipment and material (including gravel wearing course andotta seal) is available in approved stockpiles for the completion of any 500 m half width section underconstruction.