Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 440.
Sidewalk construction — See Ch. 730.
Excavation or tunneling in streets — See Ch. 740.

§ 720.01 Requirements for plans showing proposed streets.

[Ord. No. 194, passed 12-6-1949]
All plans for proposed subdivisions, lot plans, streets or roads when laid out shall conform to the following sections of the laws relating to First Class Townships, see Act of 1931 P. L. 1206, as amended:
Section 2020 Plans of Dedicated Roads and Streets.
Section 2022 No Responsibility on Township for Plans Not Approved.

§ 720.02 Construction requirements for proposed streets.

[Ord. No. 194, passed 12-6-1949; Ord. No. 231, passed 9-4-1956]
In addition to compliance by the owner with the requirements of § 720.01, the owner shall be required to construct street paving on all streets offered for acceptance as follows:
A. 
Roads shall be divided into three classes — Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3.
1. 
A Class 1 road shall be a road which is or which may eventually become a so-called through street, or one which will carry heavy traffic such as heavily loaded trucks or buses.
2. 
A Class 2 road shall be a road serving a plan of lots of six or more lots and extending throughout the subdivision with no dead ends. Traffic on this road shall be the ordinary passenger car, service trucks and light delivery trucks.
3. 
A Class 3 road shall be a road serving less than six lots and shall be used only as a service road and will not connect with any other roads.
B. 
Grading and drainage.
1. 
Street or road to be graded to an established grade acceptable and in a manner acceptable to the Township Engineer.
2. 
Cross drains of a minimum 12 inches reinforced concrete pipe shall be placed wherever necessary to transfer the water across the road in the natural watercourse, and at road intersections whenever needed.
3. 
When laying out plans of lots to be submitted for approval by the Board, suitable easements should be provided for drainage rights-of-way in the natural watercourses or be provided for stormwater drains where necessary.
C. 
Construction.
1. 
Class 1 roads.
(a) 
Paving shall be at least 20 feet in width having either a curb or five foot shoulders on either side.
(b) 
A base course shall be constructed at least eight inches in thickness (rolled measurement) of native stone, limestone, or crushed slag properly graded and meeting the requirements of the current Specifications of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways Form 408. The type of bituminous surface shall be approved by the Board or the Township Engineer before applying.
(c) 
A two inch surface of hot plant-mixed asphaltic cement shall be placed on the prepared base. Such surface material shall be Type ID-2 as required by the Specifications of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways Form 408 in effect at the time of such construction, or other type of equal quality approved by the Township Engineer, and shall be applied in the manner required by said Specifications Form 408 or as directed by the Township Engineer.
2. 
Class 2 Roads.
(a) 
Paving shall be at least 18 feet in width with five foot shoulders on either side.
(b) 
A base course shall be constructed at least six inches in thickness (rolled measurement) of native stone, limestone or crushed slag properly graded and meeting the requirements of the current Specifications of the Department of Highways Form 408 and subject to their complete tests.
(c) 
A one-inch surface of hot plant-mixed asphaltic cement shall be placed on the prepared base. Such surface material shall be Type ID-2 as required by the Specifications of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways Form 408 in effect at the time of such construction, or other type of equal quality approved by the Township Engineer, and shall be applied in the manner required by said Specifications Form 408, or as directed by the Township Engineer.
3. 
Class 3 roads.
(a) 
Roadway shall be at least 16 feet in width with six foot shoulders on either side.
(b) 
Roadway shall have a minimum of four inches of gravel, red dog, cinders or slag firmly compacted by rolling and placed to an established grade.
(c) 
At least one application of E-2 road oil shall be applied at the rate of 0.2 gallons to 0.3 gallons per square yard.
4. 
All construction work including grading, drainage, base course and surfacing to be performed by the owner or their representatives under the direct supervision of the Board or their authorized representatives, and all costs for said supervision to be paid by the owner prior to the final acceptance by the Board.
5. 
The owner shall furnish record plans of all streets as actually constructed for the files of the Board; the cost of this to be paid by the owner.

§ 720.03 Unusual construction conditions.

[Ord. No. 194, passed 12-6-1949]
Where situations of an unusual nature present themselves relative to any plan of lots, street or streets, grade or grades, drainage or paving conditions, the Board will exercise its discretion and may vary requirements of this chapter by motion duly passed by the Board.

§ 720.04 Maintenance bond required.

[Ord. No. 231, passed 9-4-1956]
Before any street or road constructed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, as amended, shall be accepted by the Board pursuant hereto, the owner shall file with the Board his bond in an amount to be fixed by motion adopted by said Board, with corporate surety approved by said Board, conditioned for the proper maintenance of such street or road and all drainage facilities constructed in connection therewith for a period of 12 months next succeeding said date of acceptance.