§ 21-236. Maintenance of traffic.  

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  • (a)

    Unless otherwise provided, all roads within the limits of the permit shall be kept open to all traffic by the permittee. When approved by the county engineer, traffic may be bypassed over an approved detour route. The permittee shall keep the portion of the project being used by the public traffic, whether it be through or local traffic, in such condition that traffic will be adequately accommodated. He shall furnish, erect and maintain barricades, warning signs, delineators, flagmen or pilot cars in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Florida Department of Transportation. He shall also provide and maintain in a safe condition, temporary approaches or crossings and intersections with trails, roads, streets, businesses, parking lots, residences, garages and farms. The permittee shall bear all expenses of maintaining the traffic over the section of road undergoing construction and of constructing and maintaining such approaches, crossings, intersections and other features as may be necessary. Materials stored at the site of the work shall be so placed as to cause no obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. No roadway shall be closed or opened except by express permission of the county engineer or such other authorized public agency having jurisdiction.


    Detour plan processing information for nonemergency road closures, such as described above, is available from the county engineering department.


    When an open cut of a county road has been authorized, and a detour/diversion traffic route has not been requested or approved by the county engineer, no lane closure will be authorized prior to 9:00 a.m. or later than 3:00 p.m. without specific and individual approval. In the case of a two-way/two-lane road, one-lane traffic may be authorized during this period. In the case of a two-way/four-lane road, two-way/two-lane traffic will normally be required.


    Appropriate signage in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices will be required at all construction/installation sites within the road right-of-way.

(Right-of-Way Utilization Regs., § XVII; Ord. No. 91-13, § 15, 5-21-91)