400-1.1 Road Pre-Construction Procedural Checklist

Posted on November 27th, 2011 by cal.
  • The Administration is responsible for:
    • mailing out the form letter of notification of construction to land owners affected by the construction (see appendix F-400-1.1).
    • preparing the agreements for sale of right of ways
    • notify utility and pipeline companies (Sask Tel, Sask Power and Sask Energy) of construction and request locates, depths and flagging of underground facilities
  • The supervising councillor shall meet with owners and obtain signatures on right of way sale agreements rates to be as set out in municipal polices.
  • The Construction Committee shall:
    • tour the proposed construction area with the R.M. foreman
    • tour the proposed construction area with the engineer; inform the engineer of any unusual run-off problems, any known clay deposits, the nature of the land owners, etc.
    • Note above ground obstructions and their location:
      • Texas gates
      • Power poles
      • Sask Tel facilities
        • i.e. - are utilities in a cut or fill area?
        • are utilities in a back slope area?
        • are utilities running parallel to road?
      • Rock piles
      • Trees
      • Building
      • Old or existing water wells
      • Dugouts
  • Buried utilities (telephone & power):
    • The supervising councillor must:
      • confirm that the utility companies have been notified
      • confirm if utilities are located and flagged and depths known
      • notify the administrator if lines require moving
  • Pipelines:
    • The supervising councillor:
      • should verify that the pipeline companies have been notified
      • confer with engineer into depth of pipelines
      • are pipelines high pressure or not
      • what special precautions must be taken
         
  • General duties of Supervising Councillor
    • locate place to dispose of rocks
    • if rip rapping is necessary, locate source of rocks
    • are borrow pits necessary, if so, locate where
    • if clay capping is necessary, locate source of clay (this may involve testing potential sites with backhoe)
    • identify any new or altered water courses (engineers will usually point them out)
    • locate construction camp site
    • examine road approach requirements (i.e. replace in existing location, relocates, removals, any new approaches)
    • confer with land owners on approach issue and requirements
    • report all above ground and buried obstructions, all arrangements made for rocks, borrow pits, clay deposits, etc. to the administrator.
    • water source if watering is required