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Street and Sidewalk Pavement Opening and Restoration Rules

Street & Sidewalk Pavement Opening and Restoration SDOT Rule 5-2009

Note: SDOT does not allow construction work during winter holidays in streets or sidewalks located in the Downtown Retail Core and Pioneer Square. Read the Holiday Construction Moratorium Client Assistant Memo # 2107 for more information.

The Pavement Opening and Restoration Rule (PORR) is adopted as an interpretation of SMC code Titles 3 and 15.  This Rule is in place to ensure the integrity of both the pavement infrastructure and the features of the surface street right-of-way.

Application of Rule to Frontage Improvements

This interpretation of the PORR aims to improve the quality of asphalt patches by specifying dimensions that allow equipment to more uniformly place and compact asphalt.

Retaining Curbs on Full Panel Replacements

SDOT, through the PORR, wishes to preserve the integrity of the concrete panel and a sound, stable curb section. Therefore, the requirement for curb replacement may be waived if certain conditions exist.

Aggregate Backfill Materials, & Quality Assurance Testing

Section 4.1 of the 2004-02 of the SDOT Street and Sidewalk Pavement Opening and Restoration Director’s Rule (PORR) makes Controlled Density Fill (CDF) the standard street backfill.  This interpretation includes a provision for the use of other backfill materials.

Full Lane Asphalt Restoration Waiver on Chip Seal Streets

This interpretation of the PORR aims to improve the quality of asphalt patches by specifying dimensions that allow equipment to more uniformly place and compact asphalt.

 ADA Curb Ramp Installation Requirements

 The current 5-2009 version of the SDOT Pavement Opening and Restoration Rule (PORR) contains an error in Section 8.6.8, which addresses curb ramps. The published language is outdated. In the case of curb ramps, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements override any local guidelines. This memorandum corrects the error and describes restoration work that will trigger the installation of new curb ramps.

 

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