compliant garments (worker visibility)
Please note: KDOT has revised their Special
Provisions for “Contractor Construction
Staking” (90P-260-R5). The revisions will
become effective for all KDOT projects after January
6th, 2006 where this Special Provision is a portion
of the contract. Some KDOT projects like asphalt
resurfacing, paint striping, etc. do not require
this Special Provision.
The following link takes you to a PDF file,
Traffic Control Special Provision, which contains
the pertinent Traffic Engineering Standards
Recently, the Kansas Department of Transportation
(KDOT) issued a “Standing Permit Policy
for Land Surveyors working within the State Highway
System Right-of-Way”. This policy became
effective on 11/17/03 and will be strongly enforced
by all KDOT personnel. The purpose of this policy
is to address the safety of the traveling public
along with those who wish to perform survey functions
anywhere within KDOT R/W.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ANYONE & EVERYONE
! ! !
- If you’re performing a prelim. survey
via contract with KDOT’s Bureau of Design,
you’re required to comply.
- If you’re “just barely working
inside of the R/W fence”, you’re
required to comply.
- If you’re “just going to be occupying
the corner for just a few minutes”, you’re
required to comply.
- If you’re working anywhere within KDOT
R/W and “didn’t know about the policy”,
you will be ordered to leave.
- The only exception is for non-KDOT surveyors
contracted for const. staking are not required
to obtain a permit.
If you do not observe ALL of the requirements
of this policy, then you will be ordered to leave.
Briefly and in summary, those requirements are,
- KDOT’s District Blanket Permit (KDOT
Form 304) - A copy must be in the vehicle while
- Documentation Log of Notification to the
Area Office personnel; - The log book or written
authorization must be in vehicle while on site
- Traffic control in conformance with MUTCD
& KDOT traffic control standard drawings
-“Work Zone” must be contained within
a signed area (Signs up, NO exceptions)
- Amber rotating or strobe lights atop survey
- NO unattended vehicles closer than 30 feet
to the edge of pavement
- Personnel must wear a high visibility (ANSI
Class II) safety vest with retro-reflective
Surveyors Right of Way Policy
304 - Highway Permit - Use of Right of Way
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