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2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance



2015/2016 Standard specification for road maintenance


Standard specification for road maintenance; Reports; PublicationNT




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Roads -- Northern Territory -- Maintenance and Repairs -- Periodicals

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PROVISION FOR TRAFFIC STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE DoI REFERENCE TEXT October 2015 Page 25 Maintenance 2.14.2 Maintain the existing road network, and all side tracks, in use by the public. Prevent dust nuisance by water spraying at regular intervals to keep surface moist. Do not use waste oil as a dust suppressant. Remove debris and rubbish. Maintain road signs and guide posts in a clean state. Table 2.6 Side Track Maintenance Requirements Surface type Maintenance required Sealed Surfaces: Patch and repair all surfaces. Grade and roll shoulders. Unsealed Surfaces: Regrade and roll to maintain a comfortable riding quality at design speed. ACCESS TO ADJACENT PROPERTIES 2.15 AND SIDE ROADS Maintain access to adjacent properties and side roads at all times to a level appropriate for the type and frequency of traffic. Provide and erect proposed and approved signs detailing alternative access, only after approval from the Superintendent is obtained. Ensure adequate access is maintained for pedestrians and cyclists as required, including delineated access if existing paths are being closed as part of the works. TEMPORARY PEDESTRIAN ACCESS 2.16 Conform to: AS 1742.9 and AS 1742.10. Maintain access for pedestrians, cyclists and persons with disabilities passing through and around the work site. Where existing paths are to be demolished or will become inaccessible or modified due construction works, provide temporary access to a standard not less than the pre-existing or pre-construction standard. Temporary access must; Be clearly delineated and have adequate width and height clearance. Be smooth, free draining and free of obstructions and loose material. Provide clear guidance where paths change direction. Be illuminated by temporary lighting in urban areas to assist path users where existing street lighting has been removed or affected by the works. Be arranged so that path users are clearly visible to vehicle drivers and plant operators at road crossing points. TEMPORARY BRIDGING HOLD 2.17 POINT Design and construct any temporary bridging in accordance with the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology. Hold Point - Obtain written approval from the Regional Manager, Road Projects prior to commencement of any such works. Ensure all environmental approvals have been obtained prior to the commencement of the works. Hold Point - Provide copies of approvals obtained by Contractor to the Superintendent prior to the commencement of the works. Provide and erect signage, fencing, road safety barriers and or guard railing etc. to prevent accidental access to the feature being bridged. CONTRACTOR'S PLANT AND 2.18 EQUIPMENT - HOLD POINT Provide public traffic right of way at all times unless traffic control is in use. Keep parking and materials storage clear of trafficked areas and clear zones in accordance with applicable AUSTROADS guides. Do not leave equipment or tools unattended as a hazard to the public. Hold Point - On roads carrying significant traffic, floodlight the road and area within 50 m of the site when working at night, if approved by the Superintendent, to a ground level luminance of 10 lux minimum. Mobile Plant - Broadband Alarm 2.18.1 Standards AS 4742: Machine-mounted forward and reverse audible warning alarm (withdrawn) ISO 9533: Earth-moving machinery - Machinemounted audible travel alarms and forward horns - Test methods and performance criteria Definitions Broadband alarm: Pulsed acoustic signal that comprises a range of frequencies and sometimes referred to as quacker, woosher, non-tonal reversing beepers or white sound. Broadband/White-Sound Alarm Requirement: Provide all construction vehicles and mobile plant fitted with Broadband Alarms (White Sound) before commencement of works. Ensure that installation and proper operations of the alarm/warning system is sufficient before commencement of works including but not limited to: - All alarms clearly audible above the noise level of the machinery or vehicle. - Automatically activated when reverse gear is selected. - Directional nature of the broadband alarm is appropriate for works. http://www.saiglobal.com/online/Script/Details.asp?DocN=ISOA00001_2610 http://www.saiglobal.com/online/Script/Details.asp?DocN=ISOA00001_2610 http://www.saiglobal.com/online/Script/Details.asp?DocN=ISOA00001_2610

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