[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Deerfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Street Excavations Safety Stipulations
Any work on or about Town streets or ways by private firms and public utilities where the restricting of the normal flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic may be interrupted due to the type of work being performed must adhere to the following stipulations:
Proper safety warning signs, cones and/or lights (flashing) must be placed in or around barricaded excavations. Signs are to be placed at either end of the project at a distance in accordance with width of road and allowed speed of street (subject to Federal Guidelines Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices).
Whenever a road or way is reduced to one-lane traffic, a uniformed traffic officer shall be used, subject to approval of the Chief of Police and/or the Superintendent of the Town Department of Public Works. The use of flag person(s) may be substituted; all flag persons must be outfitted with day-glo orange vests or straps and day-glo orange flags; at night reflectorized vests or straps must be worn.
All proposed excavation or other road work setups must be approved by the Chief of Police or his designee and/or the Superintendent of the Town Department of Public Works.
At no time shall any firm or public utility reroute, detour or close any Town street, road or way unless approved by the Chief of Police or his designee and the Superintendent of the Town Department of Public Works.
All proposed street work shall be approved five days prior to the start of the project. Exceptions: Emergency work will be the exception to the five-day stipulation, but will be subject to all of the above safety requirements.
There is no fee for inspection and/or approval of projects.