Construction plans for underground utility installations in existing or proposed Town rights-of-way shall be submitted to the Town Engineer for review and acceptance. They shall contain the following:
A location map, scale one inch equals 2,000 feet, of proposed construction.
All existing facilities that the proposed construction would cross (subject to the availability of records) or affect in any manner.
A horizontal scale of one inch equal 50 feet minimum.
Topography that is applicable either by plan, notes or the use of aerial photographs.
Elevations of proposed construction at one-hundred-foot intervals and at conflict points.
Surface grade elevations for the entire length of the project.
Depth of underground facilities crossed by proposed installations (when exact depth not available, show estimated depth and so note).
Depth of parallel facilities underground within the rights-of-way (when exact depth not available, show estimated depth and so note).
A vertical scale of one inch equals five feet or one inch equals two feet, whichever is best.
Elevation datum shall be United States Geological Survey and so indicated on the plans.
Plans for proposed roads shall clearly define the limits of the proposed rights-of-way and shall include the location of proposed utilities, both above grade and underground. Utility plans shall be developed along with the overall community plans and shall be compatible to zoning and the overall Comprehensive Plan for the Town.
Where an existing Town road shall be openly excavated or disturbed within the right-of-way by a publicly owned or privately owned utility, the Town Superintendent of Highways shall be so notified a minimum of 48 hours prior to commencement of work. All publicly owned and privately owned utilities are required to make application for right-of-way work and shall be issued permits by the Town. Applications for each location are to be made on standard forms provided by the Town. Emergency work shall be permitted without application during hours when applications cannot be processed, subject to notification of proper Town authorities.
All utility projects shall be inspected during the course of work by either the Town Superintendent of Highways, the Town Engineer or a duly appointed representative to assure the Town that construction operations are in conformity with general specifications and standards and with any special conditions imposed in the issuance of the permit. Charges for inspection work shall be imposed upon the permittee.
All excavation, trenching and backfilling operations shall conform to these specifications.
Pavement replacement of existing streets shall conform to the specifications for paved surface within these specifications.
Access to adjoining property shall be maintained at all times and fire hydrants shall be left clear for base connections during time of construction on existing roads. At no time shall the length of excavated trench exceed 500 feet, and the flow of traffic shall not be impeded during periods of construction where at all possible. The road shall be left in a passable condition at the end of each day's work, with appropriate safety and warning devices in place and operational.