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Standard specification for road works 2015/2016



Standard specification for road works 2015/2016


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miscellaneous provisions ■ provision for traffic ■ clearing grubbing and rehabilitation ■ earthworks ■ conformance testing ■ pavements and shoulders ■ stabilisation ■ spray sealing ■ dense graded asphalt ■ slurry surfacing ■ miscellaneous concrete works ■ drainage works ■ protection works ■ road furniture and traffic control devices ■ pavement marking ■ landscape ■ ducting and conduits ■ traffic control signals ■ traffic counting stations ■ street lighting ■ directional (thrust) boring ■ measurement and payment ■ referenced documents ■ nt climate zones table ■ This document specifies the general standards of materials and workmanship required by the Department of Infrastructure for construction of civil road network assets




Roads -- Northern Territory -- Works -- Periodicals.

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MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS STANDARD SPECIFICATION ROADWORKS DoI REFERENCE TEXT December 2015 Page 9 Rehabilitate any access road constructed for the project. Stream Sites 1.9.6 Contact Department of Land Resource Management (DLRM) prior to conducting any work in a stream site. EXCAVATION LIMITS Not within 200 m upstream or downstream of any road structure, pipeline or gauging station. Not in a manner liable to cause erosion or further disturbance to the watercourse. Not within 15 m of the trunk of a tree and not under the branches of any tree. CONDITIONS Leave sizeable islands to ensure groupings of trees that will withstand stream bed erosion. Maximum batter slope: Two horizontal to one vertical. Inspection 1.9.7 Allow authorised personnel from DLRM to enter the site at any time. Records 1.9.8 Provide the following details on completion: List of areas used. Chainages of area along the public road. Direction and length of haul road. Approximate volume of material removed from each site. Provide suitable forms for such records to the Superintendent. EXPLOSIVES HOLD POINT 1.10 Provide evidence of the following requirements of NT WorkSafe: Licence to carry and store explosives. Vehicle licensed to carry explosives. Shot Firers Certificate. Inspect and record the condition of all structures and services subject to possible effect by use of explosives before and after blasting operations. Hold Point - Obtain approval from Superintendent before commencing blasting operations. PLANT AND EQUIPMENT 1.11 Specification Reference 1.11.1 Refer to the Northern Territory Government Standard Specification for Environmental Management and to the RFT. General 1.11.2 Do not clean spray bars or other contaminated equipment on the work site. Clean plant and equipment in a location and in a manner which prevents pollution of the surrounding environment. Clean plant and equipment before it is brought on to the site and immediately before it leaves the site to make it pest and weed free. Plant and equipment is to be inspected and maintained as necessary during the course of the works. Emissions and fluid leaks are to be minimized by ensuring plant and equipment are well maintained, in good repair and in good working order. Mobile Plant Machinery - Broadband 1.11.3 Alarm 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 1.11.4 Requirement: Broadband Alarms (White Sound) must be fitted to all construction vehicles and mobile plant before commencement of works. Ensure that installation and operations of the alarm/warning systems are sufficient before commencement of works, including, but not limited to: - All alarms clearly audible above the noise level of the machinery or vehicles. - Alarms are automatically activated when reverse gear is selected in the vehicle to which it is fitted, or when the machine to which the alarm is fitted is switched on and is in use. - Directional nature of the broadband alarm is appropriate for works. SAFETY 1.12 Comply with the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act and Regulations and any applicable Codes of Practice. Safety Officer Witness Point 1.12.1 Witness Point - Appoint a Safety Officer and notify the Superintendent of the officers name. Ensure the Safety Officer is capable and available at all times as required by the Standards. The Superintendent retains the right to revoke the appointment of the Safety Officer at any time, and direct that another person be appointed. 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