Section 14-472 Traffic control for street construction and maintenance operations.


    (a) Manual and specifications for devices at worksites. All traffic control signs, signals, barricades and devices used at construction and maintenance worksites within city street rights-of-way shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the director of public works and filed in the office of the city clerk. The manual shall serve as the instrument to govern the necessity for and placement of traffic control devices at worksites.

    (b) Responsibility of director of public works. The director of public works or a designated representative shall be responsible for providing all inspections required to determine that construction and maintenance operations within the city street rights-of-way are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the "Traffic—Control Manual for Street Construction and Maintenance Operations," and is hereby granted authority to make and adopt such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to implement and carry out the purpose of the manual not inconsistent therewith. Rules and regulations so made and adopted shall be in writing and shall make reference to this section for their authority. They shall be  kept on file in the office of the director of public works .

    (c) Stop work orders. The director of public works or an authorized agent shall have authority to stop work whenever any worksite within the city street rights-of-way is found in violation of the provisions of the manual or the applicable regulations, plans or specifications approved and/or adopted by the director of public works under the provisions of this section. Any person directed to stop work and who shall not stop or who shall continue to work in violation of this section shall be punished as set forth in section 1-8 of this Code. Whenever the director or authorized agent directs work to be stopped, the permittee shall, as soon as possible, be advised of the reasons for work stoppage and of the necessary revisions in the work site traffic control which must be made prior to permitting work to continue.

    (d) Appeals. Any provision of the "Traffic Control Manual for Street Construction and Maintenance Operations," may be appealed in writing to the director of public works stating the regulation appealed and the reasons therefor. The city traffic engineer will then provide supporting evidence in favor of or against such appeal. Within three (3) working days of the date the appeal is received, the director of public works shall advise the appealer, in writing, of a decision. This decision shall be final.

(Code 1964, § 12.126; Ord. No. 9880, § 1, 7-18-83; Ord. No. 21579, § 1, 1-22-13)


(Ord. 21579, Amended, 01/22/2013, Prior Text)