SECTION 201 — CLEARING AND GRUBBING
201.1 DESCRIPTION —
This work is:
Removal of topsoil and organic matter within the limits of grading, including ditches and channels.
Removal of objectionable material, rubbish, and junk within the project limits.
Removal of buildings and structures, except as indicated, fences, walls, guide rail posts, guide rails, signs, direction markers, and other obstructions interfering with the work.
Disposal of removed material.
Salvage of material, if required, including temporary storage and delivery.
Replacement of required suitable material wasted in clearing and grubbing.
Obtaining of waste areas for disposal of material, as specified in Section 105.14.
201.3 CONSTRUCTION —
Complete clearing and grubbing before starting grading operations in an area. However, stumps within excavation areas may be removed during grading.
Do not damage trees or other vegetation beyond the grading limits.
Within excavation areas, clear the ground of organic matter. Remove stumps and roots to a depth of at least 2 feet below subgrade or slope surfaces.
Within embankment areas 5 feet or more in depth, cut trees and stumps to within 6 inches of the ground surface. Where these embankment slopes will be 1 foot or less in depth, cut trees or stumps flush with the ground surface.
Within embankment areas less than 5 feet in depth, remove organic matter and topsoil to a depth of 8 inches below the existing ground to 20 feet beyond the pavement edges. Beyond 20 feet of the pavement edges and within the embankment area, cut trees and stumps flush with the ground surface. Remove remaining topsoil over 8 inches in depth, when directed, as specified in Section 203.
Trees and shrubs abutting improved or cultivated land, along a highway previously opened to traffic, belong to the property owner. Surrender all wood from the destruction or removal of such trees and shrubs to the owner of the abutting property. Dispose of the trees, as otherwise specified or directed, if the owner refuses to accept the wood.
Trim tree branches that extend over the pavement and shoulders to attain a clear height of 20 feet. Treat wounds as specified in Section 810.3(c).
When an enclosure fence is partly or wholly within the right of way, notify the property owner sufficiently in advance of clearing and grubbing operations to permit the owner to make necessary arrangements to restore the enclosure. Upon failure of the property owner to proceed reasonably with work required to enclose the property, carefully remove the fence within the right of way and neatly pile material on the owner's property adjacent to the right of way.
Dispose of material off the right of way, unless otherwise specified, or burn, when permitted. Comply with the requirements of the Air Pollution Control Act (Act 245-1972, or as amended), the Solid Waste Management Act (Act 97-1980), and the permits specified in Section 107.27(a), whichever are applicable. Do not burn within 40 feet of remaining vegetation. Recondition the sites of fires, as specified in Section 105.14.
201.4 MEASUREMENT AND PAYMENT —
Acre or Lump Sum
When no item of work is provided in the contract, this work will not be paid for separately, but will be considered incidental to the other contract items.
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