PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinance will be held before the Public Works Committee on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter via Zoom webinar

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When: Oct 15, 2020 06:00 PM
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Topic: Public Works Committee

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“Individuals requesting interpreter services for the dear or hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk’s Office at 461-1000 ext. 3197 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date.”

Kenneth J. Hopkins, Chair Leanne Zarrella, JD
Public Works Committee City Clerk

PROPOSED ORDINANCE 9-20-04 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 12.12 OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED ‘STREET AND SIDEWALK USE REGULATIONS’ (Steel Plate Use)

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 12.12 is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection:

12.12.110 Steel Plate Use
(a)The director of the department of public works shall establish rules and regulations for the use of steel plates on roadway surfaces used to protect and excavation. At a minimum the rules and regulations shall require steel plates designed for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians to include:
1. Steel plates shall withstand traffic loading without movement;
2. When two (2) or more steel plates are used, the plates shall be welded in a manner to eliminate vertical movement;
3. All steel plates shall be marked with the utility or contactor name and contact information;
4. Steel plates shall be installed to extend a minimum of twelve inches (12”) beyond the edge of the excavation;
5. Temporary paving with a cold asphalt mix shall be used to feather the edges of the plate to form a wedged taper to cover the edges of the steel plate;
6. Each corner of the steel plate shall be marked with durable and highly reflective white pavement marking tape no less than four inches (4”) in width;
7. The exposed surface area of the steel plate shall have friction coefficient equal to the street surface friction coefficient; and
8. All signage advising motorist of the steel plate shall be in compliance with the current addition of the manual on uniform traffic control devices.
(b) The director of the department of transportation may authorize use of steel plates on roadway surfaces which fail to comply with subsection (a) of this section in an emergency situation or for public safety purposes.

Sponsored by
Councilmember Paplauskas

10/8/20

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