The Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, does hereby adopt Part VI, entitled "Traffic Control Controls for Street and Highway Construction and Maintenance Operations," from the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and its revisions, as it controls and regulates whenever construction maintenance operations of utility work obstructs the normal flow of traffic.
[Amended 8-16-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-16]
Any person, firm or corporation who fails to comply with the provisions of Part IV of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices while performing such work is in violation of this Article.
It shall be the responsibility of the person, firm or corporation wishing to conduct work on, above or below any roadway to contact the Chief of Police or his designee and the Township Engineer or his designee in order to arrange a preconstruction meeting and to submit plans at the meeting pertinent to working hours, flagmen and the safe movement of traffic during such periods of construction work. Any person, firm or corporation who fails to comply with this section prior to the start of work is in violation of this Article.
The person, firm or corporation conducting such work shall provide the Police Department at the preconstruction meeting with a minimum of two emergency contact telephone numbers to be called in case of emergency problems at the construction or maintenance site prior to the start of any work.
If, for any reason, emergency contacts cannot be reached or if the emergency contact person fails to respond to a call from the Police Department to correct a hazardous condition, the Township will respond to correct the hazard. The reasonable cost, if any, for such emergency service by the Township shall be charged to the person, firm or corporation responsible for the construction or maintenance project.
Road closings and/or detours shall not be permitted unless approved by the Chief of Police or his designee.
Flagmen shall be posted at all construction and maintenance sites when determined by the Chief of Police or his designee that the same is necessary for the safe and expeditious movement of traffic. Flagmen shall be properly equipped and trained prior to directing traffic at the construction or maintenance site, and the expense of posting flagmen shall be the responsibility of the person, firm or corporation performing the work.
The Chief of Police or his designee shall have the authority to stop work, including the removal of equipment and vehicles, stored materials within the street right-of-way, backfilling of open excavations and/or other related work, in order to abate nuisances and/or safety hazards or from any violation of this Article. Any expense resulting from a stop-work order shall be the responsibility of the person, firm or corporation performing the work without any charges or liens accruing against the Township.