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12.16.090. General requirements

            Each applicant shall:

            (1)        For single excavated areas less than fifty feet (50') in length and twenty feet (20') in width, all materials that are dug out of the trench or excavation shall be hauled off and disposed of.  The trench or excavation shall be refilled with new crushed roadbase and compacted to ninety six percent (96%) and made ready for the asphalt finish surface.  The trench or excavation shall be patched by the contractor with a minimum of eight inches (8") of roadbase and either three inches (3") of asphalt or a thickness of asphalt to match the existing asphalt, whichever is greater.

            (2)        Before any excavation begins under this permit and at all times during the excavation, make proper provisions for protecting the public with necessary guards, barricades, lights, signals, and with all other appurtenances necessary to safeguard the lives and property of the users of such roadway, sidewalk, and other facilities.  Visible flasher lights shall be used in hours of darkness.

            (3)        Be responsible for any liability or personal injury resulting from neglect.  The applicant shall indemnify Layton City against all claims, demands, costs, damages, attorney's fees, or other expenses of any kind occasioned by such neglect.  The applicant shall, upon request of the City, produce evidence of insurance adequate to cover such claims.

            (4)        Be responsible for restoring all public ways and improvements thereon and in, including sidewalk surfaces, handicap ramps, curb and gutter, driveways, ditches, and other landscaping, to their original condition, whether public or private, in a manner conforming to current Layton City specifications.

            (5)        On any project, regardless of the age or condition of the pavement, keep excavations to a minimum and, wherever possible, locate excavations so that one "common" patch can cover as many excavations as possible.

            (6)        Restore roads to a passable and safe condition within sixteen (16) hours.  All remaining repairs and restoration shall take place within three (3) calendar days from the date of the completion of the work, or shorter if deemed necessary by the City Engineer.  All debris generated as a result of said excavation will be removed immediately from the area upon completion of the excavation.  If, within the standard three (3) days, or other time period authorized by the City Engineer, the road cut or excavation has not been repaired as required, Layton City may revoke the excavation bond and cause the repairs to be made.  The costs of repair shall include administrative costs.  The permittee shall be responsible for trench maintenance for one (1) year after the date it was inspected and approved by the Public Works Department.  If repair of the road cut or trench is necessary within the initial one (1) year period, the permittee shall make repairs to the satisfaction of the City Engineer or, in the alternative, the City may revoke the excavation bond and cause the repairs to be made.

            (7)        Limit the trench length left at grade but unpaved to a maximum of one thousand feet (1000').  No excavation shall be allowed to continue until the one thousand feet (1000') of trench has been restored with proper asphalt surface, and inspected and accepted by the City.

            (8)        Use flowable fill prior to the application of an asphalt finished surface in all excavations of twelve inches (12") or less in width.

            (9)        Compact all excavations, when refilled, to ninety-six percent (96%).  The contractor shall submit tests to the City confirming that compaction.

            (10)      Close or shield all bore pits adjacent to or which may be hazardous to traffic.  Shielding in conformance with the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices shall be allowed in the case of large pits or extensive bore and jack operations.  Small bores under two (2) lane roadways should be completed in one continuous operation.

            (11)      Utilize common trenching in all subdivisions, unless otherwise approved or accepted by the City Engineer.  (See figure 8.7 Typical Section - Common Trench).

            (12)      Bore all utility excavations whenever possible.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-63, Enacted, 11/6/1997
Ord. No. 99-54, Amended, 11/4/1999
Ord. No. 05-08, Amended, 3/17/2005
Ord. No. 08-22, Amended, 5/15/2008

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