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Amend Section 645 – Traffic Control Devices to read as follows:
SECTION 645   WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL

645.01 Description. This Ssection describes the following:
(A) Ffurnishing, installing, maintaining and subsequently removing work zone traffic control devices, and personnel. Work zone traffic control shall includes providing flaggers and police officers.
(B) Kkeeping roads for public traffic open and in passable condition;, providing and maintaining temporary access crossings for trails, businesses, parking lots, garages, residences, farms, parks, and other driveways;, taking necessary work precautions for the protection, safety, and convenience of the public;, should pedestrian facilities exist, taking necessary measures tfor ensure safe and easily accessible passage, with route information and ADAAG compliance, for pedestrians traveling through or near work zone.
(C) Ttaking safety and precautionary measures, such as illuminating roadway obstructions during hours of darkness, according toin accordance with Chapter 286, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS);, Chapter 286, the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 19, Subtitle 5, Chapters 127, 128, and 129, HAR; and most current edition or revisions of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
645.02 Materials.
Signs 750712.201
Sign Posts 750.02
Fasteners for Signs and Route Markers 750.03
Reflector Marker 750712.0721
Flexible Delineator Posts and Reflectors 750.08
Traffic Delineators 750712.0946
Preformed Pavement Marking Tape 755712.0453
Sign Posts 713.11
Fasteners for Signs 713.12
Submit 10 sets of FHWA approval letters certifying compliance with NCHRP Report 350 for Barricades, signs, with sign supports, barricades, delineators, cones, and vertical panels, and other traffic control devices without lights shall require an FHWA approval letter certifying that device is NCHRP Report 350 compliant. Do not uUse of barricades, signs, with sign supports, barricades, delineators, cones, vertical panels, and other traffic control devices purchased before 10/01/2000 that are not certified to be NCHRP Report 350 compliant after 10/01/2003will not be allowed.
Upon request of the Engineer, furnish self-certified NCHRP Report 350 compliant letter from vendor for each type of Category 1 traffic control device, as defined in NCHRP Report 350, including of single-piece traffic cone, single-piece drum, tubular marker, and delineator.
Traffic control devices, including signs, barricades, warning lights, arrow boards, changeable message signs, cones, delineators, and markers, shall conform to the 1992 American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), “Quality Standards for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices”, and subsequent revisionsMUTCD.
Protective devices including barricades, warning signs, lights, and temporary signals shall conform to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Title 19, Subtitle 5, Chapters 127, 128, and 129, HAR. Reflectorization for protective devices such as barricades, delineators, and warning signs shall conform to Subsection 750.0112.20 – Signs.

645.02

645.03 Construction. Furnish, install, and maintain barricades, signs, cones, delineators, lights, flashing signals, and other traffic control devices. Do not use steel drums and barrels for traffic control in work zones.



TABLE 645.03-1 - FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN

Posted
Speed
Limit
(M.P.H.)


Sign
Spacing (D)
(Feet)


Taper Length (T)(Feet)

Longi-tudinal Buffer Space (B) (Feet)

Spacing of Cones or Delineators (Feet)

W = 12 or Less *

W = Greater Than 12 *

Taper

Tangent

Work Area

20

250

200

W x 17

35

20

20

10

25

250

200

W x 17

55

25

25

10

30

250

250

W x 20

85

30

30

10

35

250

250

W x 20

120

35

35

10

40

500

350

W x 30

170

40

40

10

45

500

550

W x 45

220

45

45

10

50

1000

600

W x 50

280

50

50

10

55

1000

700

W x 55

335

55

55

10

*W = width of lane or shoulder

Furnish one two police officers for each location that requires work zone traffic controlas part of traffic control work. If Traffic Control Plan (TCP) is included in the contract documents, furnish number of police officers indicated in TCP.


When directing traffic, Fflaggers, and/police officers or both shall be in direct communication with each other when directing traffic.
Submit traffic control plans (TCP) and schedule, for acceptance by Engineer, at least 150 working days before work starts. Submit modifications and deviations from accepted TCP and schedule for acceptance by Engineer at least 10 15 working days before start of work, requiring modification or deviation. , starts. Illegible TCP will not be accepted.
Include the following in TCP and schedule includes:
(1) sSigns (type, size, and designation, and placement) and placement, .
(2) tTraffic movements shown by arrows, .
(3) pPositions of flaggers and police officers, .
(4) bBarricades, cones, delineators, and additional traffic control devices and measures necessary for protection of work and public safety; and placement, spacing, distances, and reference points for traffic control devices, .
(5) lLayout, drawn to scale, of traffic control devices , including information needed to layout TCP.,
(6) bBrief description of work,.
(7) dDates of work,.
(8) tTimes of day affected.,
(9) pProposed public information sign, and.
(10) pProposed news release.
Provide additional traffic control devices and/or measures necessary for protection of work and/or safety of the public.
Place sign or device situated farthest upstream from work zone first. Then place others progressively downstream toward work zone.
Extend cones or delineators to point where cones or delineators are visible to approaching traffic.
For signs with messages on both faces, promptly cover inapplicable message before placement.
Keep barricades, construction and warning signs, and other traffic control devices in good condition. Repair, repaint, clean, or replace barricades, signs, or other devices as required to maintain effectiveness and appearance. The Engineer alone will will be sole judge in decideing suitable condition of each barricade, sign, or other traffic control device.

Remove or cover regulatory and warning signs that conflict with TCP. Restore signs upon completion of work or as ordered by the Engineer. Affix object markers to post(s) of covered sign.

Promptly remove or cover construction and warning signs that are not applicable or not in use.

Promptly Rremove traffic control devices that are no longer needed.


Remove traffic control devices after completing work. Remove traffic control devices in reverse order of installation, starting closest to work zone and continuing away from work zone.
Keep road open to traffic during progress of work.
Furnish, erect, and maintain lights, barricades, signs and other traffic control devices.
Do not close an Maintain abutting owners’ existing access until replacement access is usable. Obtain permission from abutting owners, including conditions for closing existing access. Submit copy of this agreement with abutting owners to Engineer for acceptance before beginning such work in the affected area begins.
When working on existing facility that will be kept open to traffic, pProvide smooth and even surface for public traffic use. when working on existing facility kept open to traffic. Only Wwork on only a portions of roadway at one time, and stage construction from one side to other while routing traffic over opposite side.. Place sufficient fill at culvert and bridge locations to permit traffic to cross.
During subgrade and paving operations, paved shoulders may be used for public traffic. Maintain public traffic within work zone.
Do not store material or equipment where it will interfere with public traffic. . Remove equipment and other obstructions out of right-of-way or clear zone to permit free and safe passage of public traffic during non-working hours or suspension of work. Swork. For storage of materials orand equipment, see Subsection 105.23 – Storage and Handling of Materials and Equipment. will not be allowed within freeway right-of-way.
Provide nNotifyication to Fire Department, in writing, at least 24 hours before blocking or closing road access.access. Keep fire hydrants accessible to Fire Department by not placing material or other obstructions within five feet of fire hydrant or closer than permitted by applicable ordinances, rules, or and regulations.
Notify the Engineer and County, including Bus Systems Division, Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, and Department of Health in writing at least five days before the start of construction.
(A) Signs. Install signs sufficiently ahead of location where operations may interfere with use of road by traffic and at intermediate points where new work crosses or coincides with existing road.
Place signs in accordance with TCP as accepted by the EngineerEngineer.
Submit to Engineer eight sets of FHWA approval letter certifying that signs and sign supports are NCHRP Report 350 compliant.

(B) Construction Signs. Erect construction signs at the beginning of project and at the end of project at the location indicated by the Engineer. These signs shall remain for the duration of the highway project. Maintain these signs. Place these signs besides the required traffic control signs called for herein.
The construction signs shall be new and become the property of the Contractor.

(BC) Barricades
(1) General. Apply and install barricadesProvide, erect, and maintain necessary barricades suitable for protection of work and safety of the public.
Provide, erect, and maintain necessary barricades, suitable and sufficient lighting devices, signs and other traffic control devices, and precautions for protection of work and safety of the public
Protect roadways closed to traffic, illuminate obstructions during hours of darkness, and provide warning signs to control and direct traffic
Submit to Engineer eight sets of FHWA approval letter certifying that barricades are NCHRP Report 350 compliant

Barricades shall be in good condition. Submit barricades for acceptance by Engineer for use within Project limitsBarricade application and installation shall be as ordered by Engineerin accordance with accepted TCP.


Provide sand bags if required or ordered by the Engineer. Sand bags and installation method of installation shall comply with MUTCD and be accepted by the Engineer prior to use. Do not place sand bags on striped barricade railrail.
During hours of darkness, Iinstall steady burn and/or flashing lamps on selected barricades selected by the Engineer, used during hours of darkness. Locations shall be as ordered by Engineer. Attach lamps on barricade ends closest to traveled way. and Lamps shall be visible to motoristoncoming traffic.
Do not install signs on barricades unless signs on barricade system has and barricades have been crash tested, as a unit and accepted under NCHRP Report 350, and accepted by Engineer.
Contractor may use accepted barricades for temporary detours, construction phasing, or other temporary traffic control work.
Contractor may use accepted barricades used in temporary detours or construction phasing for permanent locations.
Upon completion of construction work, leave barricades in place, relocate barricades, or remove and dispose barricades, as ordered by Engineer. Barricades left in place or relocated to new permanent locations shall become property of State. Barricades removed and disposed shall become property of Contractor.
(2) RetroRreflectorization. RetroRreflectorize barricade rails and attachment with retroreflective sheeting according toin accordance with Subsection 750712.201(C)((4E)   Type III or IV Retroreflective Sheeting Material (High Intensity) or Subsection 750712.0120(CD)(53) - Hardened Aluminum- Backed Retroreflective Sheeting.
RetroRreflectorize both vertical faces of each barricade rail.
(3) Color. Provide white colored rails, frames, and braces with front and back rail faces having 6-inch- wide alternating orange or red and white stripes sloping downward toward traveled way at angle of 45 degrees from vertical. Use Sstripe colors according toin accordance with the following:
(a) Use orange and white stripes for the following conditions:
1. Construction work.
2. Detours.
3. Maintenance work.
(b) Use red and white stripes for the following conditions:
1. On roadways with no outlet, such as dead ends and cul de sacs.
2. Ramps or lanes closed for operational purposes.
3. Permanent or semi permanent closure or termination of roadway.
(4) Maintenance. Keep barricades in good condition. Repair, repaint, clean, or replace barricades to maintain effectiveness and appearance. Immediately Rreplace missing or damaged barricades, lamps, sandbags, and other accepted weights immediately.
Clean and repair barricades before relocating to other locations.
Engineer will decide when barricades need repairing, repainting, or cleaning.
(CD) Traffic Delineators. Install traffic delineators in accordance with accepted TCPas ordered by Engineer.
Upon request of Engineer, submit to Engineer FHWA approval letter certifying that device is NCHRP Report 350 compliant.
Maintain traffic delineators in good condition. Immediately Rreplace missing or damaged traffic delineators immediately.
Clean and delineator prior to relocate relocating traffic delineators for to next detour phasenew location. Remove and dispose of unwanted traffic delineators.
(DE) Cones. Install traffic cones as ordered by Engineerin accordance with accepted TCP..
Upon request of Engineer, submit to Engineer FHWA approval letter certifying that cones are NCHRP Report 350 compliant.
Maintain traffic cones. Keep traffic cones clean and in good repair. Immediately Rreplace lost, stolen, or damaged traffic cones immediately.
Clean cones prior to relocating to new location.
(F) Lane Closures. Lane closures will be allowed only from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exceptions to lane closure hours specified require written acceptance by the Engineer. No increase in contract price or contract time will be given for lane closure restrictions specified.
For island of Oahu, no lane closures will be allowed during 24-hour periods as follows:
(1) Day preceding holiday (3:00 p.m. to Midnight), except as otherwise specified.
(2) Holidays (Midnight to Midnight).
(3) Day before and day after Thanksgiving Day (Midnight to Midnight).
(4) Three-week holiday period for Christmas and New Years (Midnight to Midnight).
(5) Three-week “Beat-the-School-Jam” period, to be determined, (Midnight to Midnight) beginning approximately third week of August.
(6) Other dates of events indicated in the contract documents.
No time extension will be given for the above restrictions. The contract time for the project has accounted for any loss of time due to the above restrictions.
Closure of only one lane of traffic will be allowed during lane-closure hours. Keep lanes open to traffic and allow flow at normal posted speed limit during non-lane-closure hours.
If applicable, coordinate lane closures with adjacent project(s) at no increase in contract price or contract time.
Rental fees will be assessed in accordance with Subsection 108.10 – Rental Fees for Unauthorized Lane Closure or Occupancy, for failure to open lanes to traffic during peak hours. Morning and afternoon peak hours shall be from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., respectively, Monday through Friday.
Before scheduling work, submit requests for detours and lane closures as follows:
(1) Detours   8 weeks before implementing detours.
(2) Lane closures   6 weeks before implementing lane closures.
Include the following with detour and lane closure requests:
(1) Explanation of proposed changes to existing traffic pattern.
(2) Installation schedule for informational and traffic control signs.
(3) Publication schedule for legal notices.
(4) Plan showing proposed informational signs.
(5) Plan showing lane changes or detours in accordance with accepted TCP, including details at beginning of multi lane highway lane changes and detours.
Detours or lane closures will not be allowed before the Engineer accepts detour or lane closure request.

TABLE 645-I - FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN


POSTED SPEED LIMIT (M.P.H.)

SIGN SPACING (D)

(FEET)


TAPER LENGTH (T) (FEET)

LONGI-TUDINAL BUFFER SPACE

(B) (FEET)

SPACING OF CONES OR DELINEATORS (FEET)

W = 12' OR LESS *

W = GREATER THAN 12' *

TAPER

TANGENT

WORK AREA

20

250

200

W x 17

35

20

20

10

25

250

200

W x 17

55

25

25

10

30

250

250

W x 20

85

30

30

10

35

250

250

W x 20

120

35

35

10

40

500

350

W x 30

170

40

40

10

45

500

550

W x 45

220

45

45

10

50

1000

600

W x 50

280

50

50

10

55

1000

700

W x 55

335

55

55

10

* W = width of lane or shoulder


(FG) Advisory Signs. Submit advisory sign shop drawings of advisory signs to Engineer for acceptance. Construct, install, maintain, and remove two advisory signs as ordered by the Engineer.
Place signs at locations designated by the Engineer. Provide signs, minimum 8 feet wide by 4 feet high, by 8 feet wide signs with black letters on orange background, and with three 4.00 pounds/foot flanged channel pflanged channel posts for each sign.
Include starting date and hours of construction in sign message. Use letter heights of 8 inches, Series D. The Engineer will review and accept advisory signs’ wording before fabricationinstalling. Install advisory signs two weeks before start of construction. Remove advisory signs immediately after construction is has been completed or as ordered by the Engineer.
(GH) Advertisement. Place advertisement in newspaper, when as ordered by Engineer, for the following traffic pattern changes or night work:
(1) Detours;.
(2) Lane closure;.
(3) Permanent road closure; and.
(4) Permanent new route that changes previous route.
Include the following information:
(1) Map of traffic pattern change limits.;
(2) Map showing lane(s) closure and detour pattern.;
(3) Notice of starting and ending dates and duration.; and
(4) Explanation of lane(s) closure or detours in "Notice To Motorist".
Conform qQuality of map shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) No freehand printing or penciling.;
(2) Highlight important features in bold letters by darkening, cross hatching, crossing out, or coloring important words, as necessary.;
(3) Provide maps with minimum size of five columns wide and four columns deep. Lesser width columns may be considered to balance against size of drawing.;
(4) Text specifications.
(a) Work being featured   3/16-inch text.
(b) Major roads and features   1/8-inch text.
(c) Other roads and features  first letter of sentence upper case.
(d) "NOTICE TO MOTORIST" in upper case.
(e) Message   first letter of sentence upper case.
(5) Line Thickness.
(a) Important feature being advertised   line thicker than rest of map.
(b) Directional arrow   bolder than rest of lines shown on map, when important, to show route traffic should use.
(6) Show reference direction such as "TO HONOLULU" with arrow.
Submit the following:
(1) "Notice to Motorists" for review and acceptance before placement in newspaper, six weeks before start of work.
(2) Actual size of notice to be published in newspaper for review and acceptance. The Engineer will not allow size reduction of notices once accepted. Submit final, camera-ready “Notice to Motorists” advertisement.
Place advertisement for three consecutive days and within one week before traffic pattern changes, in publication as ordered by the Engineer Honolulu Star Bulletin and Mid Week (Oahu projects), Hawaii Tribune Herald (Hawaii projects), The Garden Island (Kauai projects), or Maui News (Maui, Molokai or Lanai projects).
645.04 Measurement.. The Engineer will measure Additional Police Officers And/Or Additional Traffic Control Devices on a force account basis, according to Subsection 109.04 –Payment for Additional and Force Account Work and as ordered by the Engineer.
(A) Traffic control as specified in Subsection 645.03 - Construction will be measured on a contract lump sum basis. Measurement for payment will not apply.
(B) The Engineer will measure additional police officers, additional traffic control devices, and advertisement, if ordered by the Engineer, on a force account basis, in accordance with Subsection 109.06 - Force Account Provisions and Compensation.

The Engineer will not measure the first Police Officer, traffic control, barricade or barricade with lamp, traffic delineator, construction and maintenance of detours for payment.


645.05 Payment. The Engineer will pay for the accepted traffic control, aAdditional pPolice oOfficers, And/Or aAdditional tTraffic Ccontrol Ddevices, and advertisement at the contract price per pay unit, as shown in the proposal schedule. Payment will be full compensation for the work prescribed in this section and the contract documents on a force account basis, according to Subsection 109.04 - Extra and Force Account Work. An estimated amount for the Force Account may be allocated in the Proposal Schedule under “Additional Police Officers And/Or Additional Traffic Control Devices”, but the actual amount to be paid will be the sum shown on the accepted Force Account records, whether this sum by more or less than the estimated amount allocated in the Proposal Schedule.
Payment will be full compensation for the work prescribed in this Section, by the Engineer and Subsection 109.02 – Scope of Payment.
The Engineer will pay for the following pay items when included in the Pproposal Sschedule:

Pay Item Pay Unit

Traffic Control Lump Sum


Additional Police Officers, And Additional Traffic Control Devices,

And Advertisement Force Account/Or

Additional Traffic Control Devices Force Account
An estimated amount for the force account may be allocated in the proposal schedule under “Additional Police Officers, And Additional Traffic Control Devices and Advertisement”, but the actual amount to be paid will be the sum shown on the accepted force account records, whether this sum beis more or less than the estimated amount allocated in the proposal schedule.

The Engineer will not pay for the first Police Officer, Traffic Control, Barricade or Barricade With Lamp, Delineators, or Construction and Maintenance of Detours separately and will consider the cost of these as included in the unit prices for the various Contract pay items. The cost is for the work prescribed in this Section and Subsection 109.02 – Scope of Payment.


The Engineer will not pay for request submittals. The Engineer will not consider claims for additional compensation of late submittals or requests by Contractor.Engineer will not pay for request submittals. The Engineer will not consider claims for additional compensation of late submittals or requests by Contractor

















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