[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-9-2004 by Ord. No. 22-2004]
The Township Committee hereby adopts the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (hereinafter referred to as the MUTCD), except as hereby supplemented and amended, in controlling and regulating construction, maintenance operations or utility work that obstruct the normal flow of traffic. Any person, contractor or utility that fails to comply with the provisions of the MUTCD while performing such work shall be in violation of this article.
It shall be the responsibility of the person, contractor or, in the case of a public utility as required under the Public Utility Agreement, Section 16:25-9.2, wishing to conduct work on, under or above the street to contact the Township of Hanover's Police Department at least 72 hours prior to the start of work in order to arrange a preconstruction meeting and submit plans for the safe movement of traffic during such period of construction of work. Any person, contractor or utility failing to comply with this article prior to the start of any work or project, or whose plans are not approved by the Township's Police Department, shall be in violation of the Township's regulations.
The person, contractor or utility shall provide at least two emergency contact telephone numbers to be utilized in case of emergency situations at the construction or maintenance site prior to the start of work. If, for any reason, emergency contact must be made, or if the emergency contact person does not respond to a call from the Police Department to correct a dangerous or hazardous condition, the Township may respond to correct the dangerous or hazardous condition(s). If any of the Township's departments are required to respond and abate the dangerous or hazardous condition, the person, contractor or utility responsible for the condition shall be responsible to reimburse the Township in full for all labor, material and equipment costs.
Construction, maintenance operations or utility work on any roadway within the Township of Hanover shall only be permitted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In the event of an unforeseeable condition or emergency situation, the Chief of Police, the Captain of Police or their designees may adjust the time limit to permit work prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. If the Chief, Captain or their designee determine that construction activities or maintenance operations prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. would substantially impede the flow of traffic or cause a safety or health hazard, the work shall then be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Road closings and/or traffic detours shall not be permitted without the prior consent of the Chief of Police, the Captain of Police or their designees.
Traffic directors, that is, police officers of the Township of Hanover, shall be posted at all construction sites or maintenance operations whenever it is determined by the Chief of Police, the Captain of Police or their designees that such police officers are necessary in directing the safe and expeditious movement of traffic.
The Township's Police Department shall have the authority to stop any work, including the removal of equipment and vehicles, stored material within the Township's rights-of-way, backfilling of open excavations and/or related work, in order to abate any nuisance and/or safety hazard or for any violation of this article.
Construction equipment, vehicles, equipment or any appurtenances related to the performance of construction or utility work and/or maintenance operations shall not be placed in the roadway or on any sidewalk prior to the installation of all safety devices, pavement markings, lights or other equipment to protect and safeguard the welfare of pedestrians and motorists.
Any person, contractor or utility violating any provision of this article or who fails to comply therewith shall, for each and every such violation and noncompliance, be subject to one or more of the following penalties: to a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment to the county jail for a period of not more than 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, at the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. Each and every violation of this article, or each and every day that a violation continues shall be construed as a separate and distinct violation hereof.
[Adopted 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 14-16]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the following marked intersections, unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection to accommodate the vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians:
Appropriate striping and signage shall be provided at these intersections. Enforcement of this article shall be by the Hanover Township Police Department pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-67. There shall be a penalty of $54 for each violation of this article.