Attachment to C-408/94-182
Section 901
July 16, 1998



COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Department of Transportation
Harrisburg

MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF TRAFFIC DURING CONSTRUCTION

Supplementing the Specifications
Publication 408 dated 1994


SECTION 901.2 MATERIAL - Revise as follows:

Revise first paragraph as follows:

Furnish material and traffic control devices necessary for maintenance and protection of traffic, and conforming to the Traffic Control Plan, Publication 203, and as follows:

Add the following Bullets:


SECTION 901.3(a) General - Revise as follows:

Revise the first paragraph as follows:

Comply with Publication 203. Install and maintain traffic control devices as indicated on the Traffic Control Plan, or an approved alternate plan submitted at the preconstruction conference. If required during construction, the Traffic Control Plan may be revised by the Engineer in writing. When unforeseen conditions arise or when revisions are made to the Traffic Control Plan by the Engineer, install and maintain additional warning lights and traffic control signs in accordance with Publication 203. Place additional warning lights and traffic control signs when directed, on required mounting devices, and at locations designated in writing by the Engineer. Use Department approved channelizing devices only. Reflectorize channelizing devices as specified in Publication 203. Provide safety for general public and work crew, and protection of work.

Schedule construction operations to permit movement of traffic as indicated for various phases of construction with minimum interference. If traffic interruptions become too frequent, cease operations in the area concerned, as directed. Take satisfactory remedial action to correct situation before continuing operations. Remove or cover existing traffic control devices that conflict with the Traffic Control Plan. When conflict no longer exists, erect or uncover them.

Add following paragraphs between first and second paragraphs:

Install and maintain reduced regulatory speed limit signs in work areas, as indicated on the Traffic Control Plan, approved alternate plan, or directed by the Engineer.

Temporarily remove or cover reduced regulatory speed limit signs when workers are not present, except as otherwise indicated on the Traffic Control Plan, approved alternate plan, or as directed by the Engineer.

Install temporary bituminous rumble strips at locations, patterns, and configurations indicated.

Maintain rumble strips in place for period indicated or directed, and remove them immediately thereafter. After removal, restore surface.

SECTION 901.3(f) Equipment and Material Storage - Revise as follows:

Comply with Publication 203.

SECTION 901.3(i) Barricades - Revise as follows:

When specified or indicated, furnish and install barricades in accordance with Section 203.53, Publication 203.

SECTION 901.3(j)1 Dropoffs Between Travel Lanes - Revise second bullet as follows:

SECTION 901.3(j)4 Spacing of Channelizing Devices for Dropoffs - Revise as follows:

Space all channelizing devices at a maximum distance in feet, equal to 2 times the posted speed limit in MPH, or closer as directed.

SECTION 901.3(k) Work Area Pavement Markings - Revise as follows:

Revise first bullet as follows:

Revise last sentence of second bullet as follows:

In not less than 7 days nor more than 14 days after completion of the operation, remove signs and replace all lane lines and centerlines covered or destroyed during the operation with the applicable standard pavement marking pattern shown in Publication 203, Figure 3.

Revise heading for third bullet as follows:

Revise last sentence of third bullet as follows:

In not less than 3 days nor more than 7 days after completion of the operation, remove signs and replace all lane lines and centerlines covered or destroyed during the operation with the applicable standard pavement marking pattern shown in Publication 203, Figure 3.

Revise second paragraph as follows:

For seal coat/surface treatment, skin patching, slurry seal, heat scarification, and microresurfacing operations, if necessary due to traffic conditions or special circumstances, the Engineer may waive the curing period specified for the bituminous paving material. In these cases, install the applicable standard pavement marking pattern prior to terminating work each day and eliminate the requirement for installation of “No Pavement Markings” signs.
Revise third paragraph as follows:

Apply work area pavement markings as specified in Section 962. Pavement markings to consist of 4-inch wide lines; except, lane lines for all multilane roadways are to be 6-inches wide. As an alternate to paint and glass beads, provide standard pavement markings consisting of temporary pavement marking tape, except for final markings. Use traffic line paint and glass beads for pavement markings meeting requirements specified in Section 203.72(a)(3), Publication 203, or temporary pavement marking tape from a manufacturer listed in Bulletin 15.

Revise fourth paragraph as follows:

Place standard pavement markings in the same location as covered or destroyed pavement markings, unless otherwise specified in the Traffic Control Plan or directed by the Engineer.

Add Section 901.3(n) as follows:

(n) Temporary Highway Lighting. Provide temporary highway lighting as shown on the Traffic Control Plan. Comply with local government, electric utility, and state codes or requirements; the electrical regulations of the Department of Labor and Industry; and applicable construction requirements of the NEC, NESC, and NBFU. Cooperate with the electric utility company or agency furnishing power to the system and meet necessary service requirements.

Do not locate lighting fixtures to produce distracting or blinding glare for the driver.

Perform the Highway Illumination Test (Conv.) and record test data on Department Test Form 4225D. Correct any defects. Perform the test in the presence of an authorized representative of the Department.

Provide guide rail, crash cushions or other devices to protect vehicles from hitting poles or other temporary highway lighting appurtenances.


SECTION 901.4 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT - Revise completely as follows:

(a) Maintenance and Protection of Traffic During Construction. Lump Sum

This item will be measured and paid for in a proportionate manner, one designated by the Department, on the basis of current estimates.
With the exception of the separate pay items listed in Section 901.4(b), if an item or device is required for maintenance and protection of traffic, the cost of the item or device is to be included in the lump sum price bid for Item 0901-0001.

(b) Separate Pay Items. The following items or devices, when indicated on the plans or directed by the Engineer as being required for maintenance and protection of traffic during construction, will be measured and paid for separately:



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