59.Unless otherwise shown or indicated on the drawings, 6-inches nominal curb exposure used for design of all parking lot and street grades.
60.Each lot shall be provided with a minimum two 3-inch diameter weep holes per lot in curbs on each frontage to provide for lot drainage. As a minimum, one weep hole shall be located 5 feet from the property line on the low point in the lot frontage at the time of curb construction. Weep holes shall also be provided as required for existing drainpipes whether or not shown on the drawings, additional drainpipes shown on the drawings, as well as on both sides of driveway aprons. Contractor shall install drainpipe (smooth wall PVC or ABS) from each weep hole to the back of sidewalk location prior to acceptance of the curbing by the City, and shall connect to existing drain piping where such piping exists within or adjacent to the right of-way or easement. Where storm drain laterals for lots are constructed to weep holes in conjunction with subdivision or development improvements, the Contractor shall install 3" x 4" eccentric reducers just past the back of sidewalk to transition to 4-inch PVC rain drain lines as applicable.
61.Curbs shall be stamped with an 'S', 'D' or a 'W' at the point where each sanitary sewer, storm drain or water service lateral crosses the curb, respectively. Letters shall be a minimum of 3-inches high and ¼-inch deep.
62.Contractor shall construct handicap access ramps at all intersections in accordance with current ADA and PROWAG requirements.
63.All curbs, sidewalks and driveways shall be constructed using 3300-psi concrete, and shall be cured with Type 1 or Type 1D clear curing compound. All sidewalks shall fully comply with all ADA and PROWAG standards.
--Standard sidewalks shall be a minimum of 4-inches thick.
--All pedestrian ramps and standard residential driveways shall be a minimum of 6-inches thick.
--Commercial or industrial use driveways and alley approaches shall be minimum 8-inches thick.
64.Curb & sidewalk concrete shall be placed only during periods when it will not be damaged by rain (protect unhardened concrete from precipitation). Concrete shall not be placed on frozen baserock. Do not begin concrete placement until temperature in the shade is a minimum of 35°F and rising, and stop placement if air temperature falls below 35°F. Protect concrete from freezing for a minimum of 5 days after placement per OSSC (ODOT/APWA) 0000440.40.d & 00756.40 or the project specifications, whichever is more stringent.
65.Contraction joints shall be installed directly over any pipes that cross under the sidewalk, to control cracking. In general, cracks in new curbs or sidewalks (at locations other than contraction joints) are not acceptable, and cracked panels shall be removed & replaced unless otherwise approved by Public Works.
66.Contractor shall conduct a flood test of all pedestrian ramps after concrete is cured to demonstrate that the ramp does not hold water. After water is poured into the ramp area, the inspector shall check the ramp 15 minutes later to determine if water is ponding in the ramp or gutter area. If water is ponding in the ramp or gutter area and the pond is more than 1-foot in length or ¼-inch in depth, the Contractor shall be required to make repairs in an approved manner at his sole expense.
67.Where trench excavation requires removal of PCC curbs and/or sidewalks, the curbs and/or sidewalks shall be sawcut and removed at a tooled joint unless otherwise authorized in writing by the City. The sawcut lines shown on the drawings are schematic and not intended to show the exact alignment of such cuts.
68.Unless otherwise approved in writing by Public Works, areas along curbs and public sidewalks shall be backfilled with approved topsoil, as well as being seeded and mulched (or hydroseeded).