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Design Manual Updates

Revised Road Standards - Effective July 3, 2006
The Department of Public Works updated the Design Manual, Chapter III (roads and Streets), Appendix N (Guidelines for Traffic Impact Studies)
The Department of Public Works updated specific plates in Section VI: Paving Details of the Anne Arundel County Standard Details for Construction document. The following provides a brief description of the changes:
  1. Plate P-6 (Local Street and Cul-de-Sac - Urban): Revised half-section roadway width from 13 feet to 14 feet.
  2. Plate P-7 (Local Road: Rural Residential, ADT 300-750): Modified existing note regarding sod shoulders stipulating they are "subject to review and approval at sketch plan submittal."
  3. Plate P-8 (Local Road, Cul-de-Sac & Loops: Rural Residential, ADT 0-300): Modified existing note regarding sod shoulders stipulating they are "subject to review and approval at sketch plan submittal."  Also eliminated "Cul-de-Sac & Loops" from plate title.
  4. Plate P-9 (Local Access Road: Rural Residential, Serving Four Lots or Less): Rescinded this plate as it is now covered by P-8.
These changes are intended to apply to applications for subdivision, site plan, building permit, or grading permit where no applications for subdivision, site plan, building permit or grading permit were filed before July 3, 2006.
Effective July 1, 2002
Standard Specifications - General Provisions
Change the first sentence of the last paragraph GP-5.12 (5.12.1 Conditional Acceptance) on page 10 to read:
The date of this conditional acceptance certification will be the beginning of a one year guarantee period. For all work other than pavement replacement and restoration in a County-owned right-of-way, the guarantee period shall be one year. The guarantee period for pavement replacement and restoration is set forth below. The Contractor shall . . ."
Add at the end of GP-5.12 (5.12.1) on Page 11:
Paving Replacement Or Restoration In A County Right-Of-Way
For a period of two (2) years after satisfactory completion of pavement replacement or restoration in a County-owned right-of-way, the owner and permittee warrant and guarantee the quality of the work performed and are responsible for maintaining the site free from any defects resulting from the quality of the work, and in the event of such defects, for repairing or restoring the site to a condition that complies with the standard specifications and the provisions of this title.
Any repair or restoration during the warranty period shall cause the warranty period to run for one (1) additional year beyond the original two (2) year period.
Design Manual
Add at the end of the first paragraph of the Chapter III, Page 40, Section J(1):
See Section 2 below (Restoration of Roadways Affected by Excavations).
In Chapter III (Roads And Streets), change Section 2 to Section 3 and add a new Section 2, on Page 40 under J (Construction Affecting Existing Roadways) as follows:
Restoration of Roadways Affected by Excavations
(a) If any individual, company, government agency or property owner within a two (2) year period makes 3 excavations within a 500 foot length of right-of-way pavement with a condition rating of 90 or above, they, at the time specified in subsection (e) of this section, shall mill to a depth of 1.5 inches and resurface the travel lane or lanes for a minimum length of 100 feet and a maximum length of 500 feet.
(b) If any individual, company, government agency, or property owner makes a longitudinal excavation of 20 feet or more in a right-of-way pavement with a condition rating of 90 or above, they, at the time specified in subsection (e) of this section, shall mill to a depth of 1.5 inches and resurface the travel lane or lanes for a minimum length of 100 feet and a maximum length equal to the length of the excavation.
(c) If any individual, company, government agency, or property owner within a two(2) year period makes 3 excavations within a 100 foot length of right-of-way pavement with a condition rating of greater than 70 but less than 90, they, at the time specified in subsection (e) of this section, shall mill to a depth of 1.5 inches and resurface the travel lane or lanes for the 100 foot area.
(d) If any individual, company, government agency, or property owner makes a longitudinal excavation of 100 feet or more in a right-of-way pavement with a condition rating of greater than 70 but less than 90, they, at the time specified in subsection (e) of this section, shall mill to a depth of 1.5 inches and resurface the travel lane or lanes for a minimum length of 100 feet and a maximum length equal to the length of the excavation.
(e) All milling and resurfacing required by this section shall be accomplished within 90 days following completion of the permanent patches, unless this time is extended by the department.
This section does not apply to an excavation for a manhole or valve adjustment if the excavation is less than five feet by five feet or to any excavation that is less than two feet by two feet.
Chapter V (Storm Drains), Section III (Contract Drawings And Documents), Item C (Contract Specifications) on Page 23 shall read as follows:
  1. See Chapter I, General Instructions, of this Design Manual.
  2. Any roadway disturbed by the construction of a storm drain must be restored in conformance with requirements outlined in Chapter III, Section II, Design Criteria, Subsection "J".
Chapter VII (Sanitary Sewers), Section II (Design Criteria), Item M (Repaving of Roads) on Page 34 shall read as follows:
Repaving of roads shall be in accordance with Anne Arundel County Standard Detail S/1 and Subsection J of Chapter III, Section II Design Criteria.
Chapter IX (Water Mains And Related Facilities), Section II (Design Criteria), Item O (Repaving of Roads) on Page 37 shall read as follows:
Repaving of roads shall be in accordance with Anne Arundel County Standard Detail W/1 and Subsection J of Chapter III, Section II Design Criteria.

 

 

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