SECTION 107 LEGAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY TO PUBLIC
107.01 Laws to be Observed. Section 107 of the Standard Specifications details the Contractor's responsibilities for knowing and following all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations that may affect the work. While it is generally not the Resident Engineer's responsibility to enforce many of these laws, any violations noticed should be reported to the proper authorities.
Those laws, rules, and regulations that the Resident Engineer is charged with enforcing (such as those dealing with Equal Employment, Labor Compliance, preservation of public and private property, etc.) are described in detail in other sections
of this Manual. 107.02 Public Safety and Convenience.
All operations involved in the
construction of the project should be conducted in such manner as to assure the least possible obstruction to traffic. The safety and convenience of the general public and the residents along the highway and the protection of persons and property are the responsibility of the Contractor. This responsibility may extend to work outside the limits of the contract. (For example, hauling Borrow over public roads between the pit
and the project, etc.)
The safe and efficient passage of traffic through the
construction zone is a matter of high importance. The Resident Engineer is responsible for assuring that any traffic control plan and all other safety aspects of the contract are
effectively administered. Construction Conference.
The traffic control plan should be reviewed at the Pre-
When a traffic accident occurs within the project limits, data concerning the accident is to be noted in the diary. An inspection of the traffic control devices should be made and their condition noted. The actual work being done by the Contractor in the
vicinity of the accident should also be indicated. DO NOT make any regarding the cause of or responsibility for the accident. Accidents should be accordance with Section 107.09(d) of this Manual.
statements reported in
Other provisions pertaining to traffic control and maintenance of traffic are contained in Sections 603 and 604. Note that the plans and contract for a specific job may contain special requirements for traffic control and maintenance of traffic.
observes or anticipates significant safety problems related to traffic on a project which cannot be handled by signs or other devices, consideration should be given to request traffic enforcement from the Arkansas Highway Police (AHP). A form (Figure 107-1) has been developed for this purpose. It is to be completed by the Resident Engineer after
consultation with the District and forwarded to AHP for action.
Copies of this should be
sent to the AHP, the
District Engineer and the State Construction Engineer. Once approved Officer(s) assigned to the site will contact the Resident Engineer's
by the Office
concerning details Resident Engineer
on the type of enforcement desired. Good communication and the Arkansas Highway Police personnel on the scene
between the on a regular