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UDOT Construction Inspection Guide CHAPTER 9: Landscaping, Fencing, Incidental Construction

Published November 2012


Table of Contents Landscaping, Fencing, Incidental Construction 9.1 Landscaping

02312 – Grading for Landscapes

Since landscape grading is aesthetic by nature, the work is subject to continual monitoring and …

02812 – Pressurized Irrigation Systems

Systems include those above and below ground, as well as drip irrigation systems. The myriad of …

02912 - Topsoil

Inspection Checklist…

02922 – Seed, Turf Seed, and Turf Sod Inspection Checklist…

02911 - Mulch

Inspection Checklist…

02932 – Trees, Shrubs and Groundcover

During site inspection, ensure the placement area has been properly prepared to receive the plants…

02938 – Tree Pruning Inspection Checklist…

02931 – Pole Plantings/Willow Cuttings Inspection Checklist…

9.3 Incidental Construction 01285 - Mobilization

Consists of the operations performed in preparation of work; such as equipment placement at the project…

01315 – Public Information Services

The contractor’s public information coordinator (PIC) is responsible for notifying the public of construction…

01721 - Survey

Inspection includes requirements for contractor verification of project control used to design the …

02896 – Boundary Survey Inspection Checklist… 01892 – Reconstruct Catch Basin, Cleanout, Meter, Valve, Manhole & Monument Boxes Inspection Checklist …

01891 – Move Street Signs & Manhole Assemblies

The contractor should maintain existing street sighs until construction requires removal, then coordinate..

02082 – Water Meters, Catch Basins, Cleanout, Meter, Valve, Manhole & Monument Boxes Inspection Checklist …

9.2

Fencing

02822 – Right of Way Fence and Gate

Inspection Checklist…

02821 – Chain Link Fencing and Gates Inspection Checklist…

02771 – Curbs, Gutters, Driveways, Ped Ramps, and Plowable End Sections Inspections are similar to other concrete items as materials used include Portland cement concrete …

02776 – Concrete Sidewalk, Median Filler & Flatwork

Items may be accepted at a reduced price when concrete strength is below that specified in the …

02825 - Cattleguard Inspection Checklist …

02827 – Wildlife Escape Ramps Inspection Checklist …


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9.1 LANDSCAPING

A) GRADING

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LANDSCAPES – SECTION 02312

Since landscape grading is aesthetic by nature, the work is subject to continual monitoring and modification during backfilling. Unless there is a separate bid item for landscaping, this work is considered incidental to other items of work, all costs are included in other bid items, and no separate measurements for payment are made. 02312: GRADING FOR LANDSCAPES

Pre-Inspection  Existing features, such as trees, shrubs, curbs and fences, are protected.  Line, levels, contours, and datum have been identified prior to beginning work.

Field Inspection  Grading allows proper drainage.  Embankment and backfill soils comply with specifications of Section 02056.  Topsoil quality, sampling, submittals, and placement comply with all specifications of Section 02912. Refer to subsection (c) below.  Vegetation is not damaged during construction.

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B) PRESSURIZED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS – SECTION 02812 Pressurized irrigations systems include those above and below ground, as well as drip irrigations systems. The myriad of manufactured units used in irrigations systems must meet all requirements of the Standard Specifications, so inspectors should reference Section 02812 for specifics. Locations of sprinkler heads are adjusted as necessary to avoid obstruction and provide adequate water coverage, though the number of heads and valves or size of pipe used must be no less than indicated in the plans. If working during freezing conditions, contractor must drain the system nightly. Trenches in the clear zone and along pedestrian routes should be barricaded overnight. 02812: PRESSURIZED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

Pre-Inspection  Utilities have been located and protected.  All manufactured materials are certified as per UDOT standards.  Contractor has provided and submitted the manufacturer’s technical data, Operating and Maintenance data, and installation instructions for all products used.  Contractor has submitted the manufacturer’s Certificate of Compliance (COC) to the Engineer prior to installation, indicating the materials furnished meet specification requirements.  As-Built Drawings, including the red-lined plan layout and details illustrating mainline and lateral lines location, size, and assembly, as well as the type and coverage of heads, type of valves, controllers, fittings, and accessories.  Contractor has provided the Department with keys, including the gate valve keys and stop & waste valve keys (5' long minimum).

Field Documentation  Contractor has verified and marked the location of all utilities and underground obstructions.  Contractor has achieved proper excavation, including proper depths and locations. Excavation does not cause damage to roots of trees that are to remain.  Contractor has achieved proper installation, including utilization of necessary equipment and electrical grounding required to meet local and state codes.  Contractor has adjusted all heads and valve boxes to be plumb and flush with finished grade.  Contractor has notified the Engineer 24 hours in advance of pressure testing the mainline.  All pipes are bedded a minimum of 2".  All connections have been properly tested for leaks before backfilling.  Backfill material is comprised of native, excavated material, passed through a ½" sieve, and properly compacted.  Repairs to the irrigation system or surrounding vegetation are done at no additional cost to the Department.  Final inspection of the functional system with the Region Landscape Architect is scheduled through the Engineer.  Any open trenches in the clear zone are barricaded overnight.

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C) TOPSOIL – SECTION 02912 02912: TOPSOIL

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has properly obtained topsoil samples while Engineer was present for testing and submitted those samples to the Engineer for independent testing.  Contractor has submitted laboratory tests to the Engineer for each topsoil source at least 7 working days before delivery to project.

Field Inspection  Contractor furnished approved topsoil, free of subsoils, coarse sand or gravel, stiff clay, hard clots, trash, noxious weeds or their seeds, and rocks larger than three inches in any dimension, with total rock content less than 5%.  Stockpiled topsoil is stripped from and stockpiled at locations identified in the plans.  Organic matter, PH and textural classification are correct.  Area to receive topsoil is clear of debris and weeds before placement.  Final grading, trench setting and surface preparation are completed before topsoil placement.  Topsoil is properly placed and spread as per plans.  Topsoil placement should be coordinated with the seeding window to minimize competition from weeds, if applicable.  Slopes are properly cat-tracked or harrowed to create tracks that run parallel with the contours.

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D) SEED, TURF SEED

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TURF SOD – SECTION 02922

02922: SEED, TURF SEED AND TURF SOD

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has pre-measured the area to be seeded before ordering seed, and ensure the Engineer approved the measuring technique and determined quantity.  Contractor has submitted a copy of the purchase order for seed and any substitutions documenting its acquisition prior to the seeding window.  Contractor has submitted seed certification labels and reports meeting all specifications to the Engineer for approval from the Regional Landscape Architect.  Ensure all seed meets Utah Seed Law.  Seed obtained from lots tested by state certified seed testing laboratory.  Contractor has submitted all fertilizer labels.  Contractor has certified that turf sod is nursery grown, contains a minimum of three kinds of Kentucky Blue Grass, and indicates the date and time it was cut at the nursery.  Contractor has provided the Engineer with a copy of the manufacturer’s directions on drill calibration 2 days before seeding.

Field Inspection  Contractor notified Engineer 7 days prior to mixing seed, then did so according to specifications.  Fertilizer and seed are delivered to job site in proper containers showing required information and stored in weather proof locations.  Seed is supplied on a pure live seed (PLS) basis.  Turf sod should be stripped no more than 24 hours before it is laid, and it should be healthy and well rooted.  Seeding is completed during the seeding window, unless exception was obtained from the Region Landscape Architect and approved by the Engineer.  If seed substitutions are required, contractor must verify that the seed is unavailable, request a substitution from the Engineer and replace with seed of equal or greater cost.  Contractor has not used wet, moldy or otherwise damaged seed.  Contractor has completed all final grading, irrigation work, trench settling, topsoil placement, and surface preparations before seed or sod application.  Topsoil is properly placed and spread in accordance with Section 02912 and approved by the Engineer.  Contractor notified the Engineer 7 working days before seeding.  Confirm finished grade is 1.5" below the top of hard surfaces for turf sod application and 1" below the top of hard surfaces for turf seed bed application.  Verify drill calibration was completed in the presence of the Engineer and ensure the drill method of seeding is used on slopes 3:1 and flatter.  Contractor obtained approval for broadcast seed method, if applicable.  Seed drilled along contours at rates indicated in the Seed Schedule.  Furrows created by the drill should remain.  Broadcast seed should be adequately incorporated into the soil and have received approval by the Engineer before applying mulch blanket or other top dressing.  Sod is properly placed and watered.

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E) MULCH – SECTION 02911 02911: MULCH

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has submitted manufacturer’s specifications and recommended installation requirements.  Contractor has submitted a certificate from the Utah Department of Agriculture indicating straw mulch was obtained from a weed-free field, if applicable.  Site preparation, including grading and seeding, is complete.

Field Inspection  Products are delivered to job site in original wrapping bearings labels identifying the manufacturer and product.  Contractor has selected an approved wood fiber mulch.  Wood fiber mulch and straw are approved as per UDOT standards and of acceptable quality.  Mulch is applied within 24 hours of seeding or before precipitation falls.  Verify mulch, tackifier A or B, and water are applied at the approved rates according to manufacturers’ directions and even coverage over seeded area is achieved.  Straw is applied uniformly using an acceptable application method, if applicable.  The straw anchoring crimping procedure is approved by the Engineer, if applicable.

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F) TREES, SHRUBS

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GROUNDCOVERS – SECTION 02932

During site inspection, ensure the placement area has been properly prepared to receive the plants. This includes verifying proper grade according to the plans, work has been completed in that area, the irrigation system is fully operational, and topsoil has been properly placed. Then the location of each plant should be staked or delineated according to the plans and approved by the Engineer. Of course, all plants should be healthy and maintained before and after planting. Plants should be free from disfiguring knots, sun-scald, frost cracks, abrasions of the bark, cracks in burlap-covered roots, and all forms of infestation and disease. Note problems in the daily log. After planting, ensure the plants are watered sufficiently within 24 hours of placement and maintained until final inspection. After inspection, all tags attached to plants should be removed, and the site should be tidy. 02932: TREES, SHRUBS AND GROUNDCOVERS

Pre-Inspection  Copy of purchase order indicating plant names, sizes, quantities, and unit prices submitted within 90 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed.  If substitutions are required, contractor must obtain a signed statement from 3 wholesale nurseries, noted for stocking the specified plants, indicating the plants are unavailable more than 120 days from the Notice to Proceed, and submit the statement to the Engineer for suggested replacements.

Field Inspection  Contractor has submitted inspection certificates for each shipment of plants per Utah Laws and Regulations.  Placement area is properly prepared to receive plants.  Intended locations of plants have been staked and approved.  Contractor has notified the Engineer at least 14 days before delivering plants to the job site.  Plants supplied are those specified and are healthy with proper labeling attached.  Contractor has rejected plants not meeting ANSI specifications for quality assurance and maintained delivered plants in a healthy condition.  Plants are installed during the specified schedule.  Bare-root plants are used only with written approval by the Engineer.  Inspect placement area for proper site preparation, specifically: Grading is completed; top- soil is placed; irrigation system is operational; and locations staked or delineated for plants are approved before planting.  Inspect installation, specifically: Plants are placed in approved locations; hole size is proper; plants are watered within 1 hour of installation; backfill is added as necessary; and unacceptable plants are replaced within 14 days after notification from the Engineer.  Site is cleaned and plants are watered and maintained until final inspection, after which the Engineer’s required field adjustments and changes are made.

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G) TREE PRUNING – SECTION 02938 02938: TREE PRUNING

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has obtained permits from the municipality and city forester in which the work is performed, submitted copies to the Engineer 7 calendar days before work begins, and provided copies for inspection.  Request to see a copy of the arborist’s certificate from I.S.A.

Field Inspection  Verify that an arborist, certified by I.S.A. and furnished by the contractor, supervises pruning.  Pruning is executed according to Standard Specifications, and the pruning does not top, pollard, stub, dehorn, or remove branches that deform the trees’ appearance.  Removed material is shredded or disposed of, as specified.  If directed by the Engineer, shredded material is broadcast over and around the pruning site. Refer to Section 02231.

H) POLE PLANTINGS/WILLOW CUTTINGS – SECTION 02931 02931: POLE PLANTINGS/WILLOW CUTTINGS

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has obtained necessary permits or permissions before collection.  Collection from live native stands occurred between October 15 and February 15.  If collecting from trees that will remain, the contractor should using current standards from the International Society of Arboriculture and should not remove more than 1/3 of the branches from any one tree.

Field Inspection  Plant during spring or fall, before and after freezing conditions, respectively.  Contractor has used sizes of poles and cuttings specified in the plans.  Placed at approved or directed locations in holes deep enough to accommodate 90% of the length of the cutting, with 1" removed from the basal end just before planting.  Backfilled and compacted around planting to eliminate air pockets.  Plantings are watered, and additional backfill is added if settling occurs.

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9.2 FENCE

A) RIGHT-OF-WAY FENCING AND GATES – SECTION 02822

02822: RIGHT-OF-WAY FENCING AND GATES

Pre-Inspection  All manufactured materials are certified as per UDOT standards.  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Contractor has cleared and graded an area large enough to permit proper fence installation.

Field Inspection  Wood posts are of the required species or an approved equal, structurally sound, meet minimum circumference or dimension requirements, and receive surface treatments per specifications.  Brace and line posts are placed, spaced, braced, backfilled, and compacted according to plans and specifications.  Ensure correct depth and width on brace posts are achieved.  Fences are installed according to FG Series Standard Drawings.  Ensure the type and dimension of fences, posts and wires are correct, and the height and spacing of wire is correct.  Wire is installed on the proper side of the fence, according to plans.  Approved gate locations and sizes.  Acceptable concrete (Class B(AE)) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  If concrete curing compound is used, ensure its proper application.  Contractor has installed grounds anywhere electric transmission, distribution or secondary likes cross a wood post fence conforming to industry standards. Refer to National Electric Safety Code, Section 9.  If required, concrete strength test results are noted before area is opened to vehicular traffic.

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GATES – SECTION 02821

02821: CHAIN LINK FENCING AND GATES

Pre-Inspection  All manufactured materials are certified as per UDOT standards.  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.

Field Inspection  Ensure the type, material and size of all products used are correct.  Gate posts and frames are constructed according to FG Series Standard Drawings.  Posts are installed according to FG Series Standard Drawings requirements, including maximum allowable spacing and angle points, proper bracing, proper depth, and set in concrete, where required.  Acceptable concrete (Class B) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Proper mixing and placement of concrete are achieved.  Ensure correct concrete depth and width on posts and brace posts are achieved.  Verify correct height of wire and ground clearance.  Gates are installed plumb, level, secure, and as otherwise specified, permitting full opening without interference, and hardware is adjusted for smooth operation.  Fence fabric is properly installed on the roadway side of posts, or as specified in the plans.  If concrete curing compound is used, ensure its proper application.  If required, concrete strength test results are noted before area is opened to vehicular traffic.

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9.3 INCIDENTAL CONSTRUCTION

A) MOBILIZATION – SECTION 01285 Mobilization consists of the operations performed in preparation of work, such as equipment placement at the project site. While there are no specific inspection requirements for this item, the inspector should maintain an accurate record of the delivery and removal of equipment, materials, and workforce throughout the duration of the project in the inspector’s daily report. See the inspection preparation section of this manual for more information.

B) PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES – SECTION 01315 The contractor’s public information coordinator (PIC) is responsible for notifying the public of construction activities and maintaining contact with the Engineer and Regional Public Involvement Manager throughout the duration of the project. The PIC may not be the project superintendent. The PIC’s public information services duties include maintaining a local public information office, established working hours and days, and telephone availability. Inspectors should ensure the PIC has developed a database of stakeholder name and contact information and a method of distributing information. The PIC should also organize, participate in, and document public meetings involving the project when requested by the Engineer. Responding to public inquiries regarding project activities and schedules is also an important part of the PIC’s responsibilities. Payments for public information services are based on a percentage of project completion and paid in partial payments as the contractor provides the services. Weekly deductions in payments are imposed for failure to provide the services. While the Engineer and Regional Public Involvement Manager monitor and evaluate the PIC, inspectors should also note public involvement services in daily logs. 01315: PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES  Database of stakeholder and contact information has been created.  Public involvement services are effectively notifying the public.

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C) SURVEY – SECTION 01721 Survey inspection includes requirements for contractor verification of project control used to design the project before any staking is performed. Additionally, survey includes all work necessary to properly control layout and construction of project features and the generation of accurate “as-constructed” or “as-built” drawings. It is recommended that the field office maintain a clean copy of the contract documents regularly marked up with as-built information that can be used to verify the contractor’s as-constructed drawings. Prior to beginning work, the contractor should notify the Engineer of the accurateness of all specified tolerances of the horizontal and vertical controls. The correction of any survey errors discovered during construction is the contractor’s responsibility, as are the costs of overruns resulting from those errors. As surveying begins, ensure all work is done in accordance with the plans and specifications. Verify the placement of all reference stakes that identify stationing, and ensure that they are no more than 100 feet apart. Ensure that all survey and staking meets tolerances prior to beginning work, and the lay- out of the construction site is staked according to plans and specifications. The Contractor is responsible for costs incurred to relocate any utility more than once due to inaccurate or incomplete staking. All staking necessary for work must be maintained through- out the entire duration of construction, until acceptance of completion by the Engineer. After accepted project completion, all staking materials must be removed and disposed. If a “directed survey” is requested by the Engineer for any extra survey work or changes, the contractor should obtain prior written authorization from the Department before proceeding with that work. If the contract does not include a separate pay item for survey, the survey costs will be included in each item of work that requires it. No particular measurements for payment are required of inspectors beyond manpower and equipment notations in daily notes. 01721: SURVEY

Pre-Inspection  Verification of project control received before any staking.  Verify As-Constructed and As-built Drawings.

Field Inspection  Survey and staking meets tolerances.  Layout of construction site is staked according to plans and specifications.  Verify reference stakes identifying stationing as per specification.  Authorization and completion of a directed survey, if applicable.

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D) BOUNDARY SURVEY – SECTION 02896 02896: BOUNDARY SURVEY

Pre-Inspection  Copy of survey plat was furnished to the Engineer, the county’s Land Surveyor, and the Regional and Central Department ROW office.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.

Field Inspection  Right-of-way markers are furnished and set, meeting specifications in GW Series Standard Drawings.  Each marker is stamped with the marker number and exact control point location.  Acceptable concrete (Class B) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.

E) RECONSTRUCT CATCH BASIN, CLEANOUT, METER, VALVE, MANHOLE AND MONUMENT BOXES – SECTION 01892 01892: RECONSTRUCTION

Pre-Inspection  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.

Field Inspection  Boxes are properly raised and lowered.  Boxes are set with all corners within 1/8" lower than the finished grade of the roadway.  Sections of pavement requiring repair are properly backfilled and compacted, and consolidated Portland cement concrete matches existing pavement surface.  Acceptable concrete (Class AA(AE)) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Placement and compaction are per specifications.  If concrete curing compound is used, ensure its proper application.  Contractor has completed all required UDOT Test Reports for concrete testing and provided documentation of submittals. If required, concrete strength test results are noted before area is opened to vehicular traffic.

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F) MOVE STREET SIGNS

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MAILBOX ASSEMBLIES – SECTION 01891

The contractor should maintain existing street signs until construction requires removal, then coordinate the necessary removals with the Engineer 24 hours in advance and relocate as indicated by the plans. Mailboxes that are damaged during construction should be repaired or replaced, and refer to the GW Series Standard Drawings for installation instruction. Temporary posts and mailboxes should be removed after project completion.

01891: MOVE STREET SIGNS AND MAILBOX ASSEMBLIES

Pre-Inspection  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Engineer is notified 24 hours in advance of removing any sign.

Field Inspection  Existing signs are maintained.  Reused posts are free of concrete.  Relocated signs are placed in locations directed by the Engineer.  Installations are per specifications. Refer to GW Series Standard Drawings.  Verify correct depth of burial, compaction, offset to edge of sign, and height are correct so that box is within 1/8" of finished grade.  Acceptable concrete (Class B) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Contractor has completed all required UDOT Test Reports for concrete testing and provided documentation of submittals.  Temporary posts and mailboxes are removed after construction.  Mailboxes damaged during construction are repaired or replaced.

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G) WATER METERS, CATCH BASINS, CLEANOUTS, METER, VALVE, MANHOLE, AND MONUMENT BOXES – SECTION 02082 02082: INSTALLING WATER METERS AND ACCESSORIES

Pre-Inspection  Utilities have been located and protected.  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Contractor has obtained all permits associated with connection and installation.  Engineer is notified of any water main shutdowns 72 hours in advance.  Verify source suitability of free-draining granular backfill material.

Field Inspection  Ensure water main is shutdown before installing water meters.  Staking is correct before trenching begins, and trenches are excavated to required depths.  Ensure correct depth, backfill and compaction are achieved.  A sump of 6" of free-draining granular borrow backfill is placed in the bottom of the meter box.  Unless superseded by water system authority direction, all pipe is bedded in a minimum of 2" of sand, surrounding the pipe.  Products used meet UDOT and American Water Works Association’s specifications and are installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Existing water service lines from the main supply like to the water meter are replaced with new pipe, unless plans specify otherwise.

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CHAPTER 9 If detectable warning surfaces are used, ensure that a product with contrasting color is used, the installation meets the “in-line, truncated dome pattern” requirements in the GW Series Standard Drawings, and reference the Standard Specifications for acceptable products. Inspectors might also need to reference AASHTO M 306, “Drainage, Sewer, Utility, and Related Castings” for more information. These items may be accepted at a reduced price when concrete strength is below that specified in the plans. For the price adjustment pay factor, reference Section 03055 and note concrete strength test results in daily logs. 02771: CURBS, GUTTERS, DRIVEWAYS, PEDESTRIAN ACCESS RAMPS, & PLOWABLE END SECTIONS

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has completed all UTBC submittals per Section 02721.  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Contractor has provided manufacturer’s product data, specifications and recommended application instructions for concrete curing compound.

Field Inspection  Subgrade is properly prepared and constructed to plan elevations. Refer to Section 02056.  Fill material and UTBC are properly placed, compacted and dampened before concrete application. Refer to GW Series Standard Drawings and to Section 02721.  Acceptable concrete (Class AA(AE)) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Contractor furnishes materials and constructs structural concrete to meet requirements of Section 03310.  Acceptable air and concrete mix temperature are achieved.  Concrete placement is correct and the surface is properly finished.  Joints are placed perpendicular to the subgrade, expansion joints are placed every 30', where required, and expansion joint filler is properly applied.  Verify correct slopes and dimensions.  An acceptable curing compound is used and its application is correct, and the surface is properly sealed after curing.  Detectable warning surfaces are properly installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.  Contractor has completed all required UDOT Test Reports for concrete testing and pro- vided documentation of submittals. If required, concrete strength test results are noted before area is opened to vehicular traffic.

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I) CONCRETE SIDEWALK, MEDIAN FILLER AND FLATWORK – SECTION 02776 Items may be accepted at a reduced price when concrete strength is below that specified in the plans. For the price adjustment pay factor, reference Section 03055 and note concrete strengths in daily logs. 02776: CONCRETE SIDEWALK, MEDIAN FILLER AND FLATWORK

Pre-Inspection  Contractor has completed all UTBC submittals per Section 02721.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Contractor has provided manufacturer’s product data, specifications and recommended application instructions for concrete curing compound.  Flatwork coloring samples are provided to the Engineer for approval, if applicable.

Field Inspection  Subgrade is properly prepared and constructed to plan elevations. Refer to Section 02056.  Fill material and UTBC are properly placed, compacted and dampened before concrete application. Refer to GW Series Standard Drawings and to Section 02721.  Acceptable concrete (Class AA(AE)) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Concrete placement is correct and the surface is properly finished with a moist wooden float and ½" radius edges.  Acceptable air and concrete mix temperature are achieved.  Approved flatwork coloring pigments are used and thoroughly mixed, if applicable.  Verify correct locations, slopes, dimensions, and approved concrete forms are used.  Joints are placed perpendicular to the subgrade and at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the sidewalk or median.  Contraction and expansion joints are placed every 10 and 30 feet, respectively, and expansion joint filler is properly applied.  Concrete is properly cured and protected. Refer to Section 03390.  Contractor has completed all required UDOT Test Reports for concrete testing and provided documentation of submittals. If required, concrete strength test results are noted before area is opened to vehicular traffic.

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J) CATTLE GUARD – SECTION 02825 02825: CATTLE GUARD

Pre-Inspection  Verify the test reports from the UDOT Materials Division ensure contractor has used a prequalified source for precast structures.  Confirm products meet Buy America requirements, when applicable.  Contractor has used an approved concrete mix design.  Verify backfill documentation per MS&TR Section 02056.

Field Inspection  Excavated to required depth and elevation, and unacceptable material has been removed and replaced. Refer to Sections 02056 and 02316.  Existing materials are compacted to a minimum of 1 foot depth.  Properly excavated foundation is covered with 2 feet of approved granular backfill borrow of the correct grade.  Contractor has used suitable material for backfill and achieved correct depth of lift, optimum moisture, and compaction.  Acceptable concrete (Class AA(AE)) or better is used. Refer to Section 03055.  Contractor has used proper products in installation. Refer to SW Series Standard Drawings.  Grate pads and space between grate sections are per manufacturer’s instructions.  Verify final elevation and proper attachment of wings.  Welding done in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code.

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K) WILDLIFE ESCAPE RAMPS – SECTION 02827 02827: WILDLIFE ESCAPE RAMP

Pre-Inspection  All manufactured materials are certified as per UDOT standards and meet specifications.  Contractor has submitted any labels or reports to the Engineer for approval certifying that mulch, topsoil, seed, and other materials meet specifications.

Field Inspection  Area is properly cleared and grubbed according to Section 02231.  Topsoil is properly stripped and stockpiled.  Installation in correct locations, according to plan specifications, and approved by the Division of Wildlife Services.  Posts are properly installed.  Constructed according to FG Series Standard Drawings requirements.  Topsoil, seed and mulch are placed on finished grade upon completion of borrow placement.

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CHAPTER 9: LANDSCAPING, FENCING, INCIDENTAL CONSTRUCTION


Construction Inspection Guide Chapter Links

1-Preface & Introduction

2-Traffic Control

3-Demolition and Earthwork

4-Drainage

5-Pavement & Materials

6-Structures

7-Traffic Signals, Lighting, ATMS

8-Striping, Signing, Safety Features

9-Landscaping, Fencing, Incidental Const.

10-Utilities

11-PDBS

12-Crash Cushion & Barrier End Treatments


Construction Inspection Guide

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UDOT Construction Inspection Guide - Chapter 9