5. CLEARING AND GRUBBING
5.1 DESCRIPTION This item shall consist of clearing the
entire area within the limits of the right-of-way and grubbing
that portion of the right-of-way which will be occupied by the
street, except as otherwise directed by the engineer. Clearing
and grubbing shall consist of cutting, removing, burning and
disposing of all trees, trash, stumps, limb wood, grass, weeds,
roots, pole stubs, rubbish, old pavement and all other
obstructions resting on or projecting through the surface of the
original ground. All fill areas shall be grubbed to a depth of at
least one foot below the natural ground. Any required burn
permits must be obtained by the contractor from the City Fire
Department prior to initiating any burn activities.
This item shall also include the removal and satisfactory
disposal of all buildings, fences, structures, or other
5.2 CONSTRUCTION METHODS All the area of the right-of-way or
so much thereof as the engineer may direct shall be completely
cleared of all trees, logs, brush, stumps, grass, weeds,
roots, pole stubs, rubbish and other perishable or
objectionable matters. Placing the material on abutting property,
with or without the consent of the property owners, will not be
considered satisfactory disposal. Burial, except in ADEM-approved
landfills, is not considered satisfactory disposal.
All clearing and grubbing shall be performed far enough in
advance of the grading operations so as to avoid possible delay.
Before grading operations start, the area cleared and grubbed
must be approved by the contractor and the City engineer.
Special care shall be taken to preserve and protect all trees and
shrubs from injury or defacement that are designated to
remain in place. Trees that are to be removed shall be felled
within the right-of-way and in such manner as will not injure
trees that are to remain. All trees cut shall be disposed of
as directed by the contractor.
Within the areas where excavation will be made, all logs, roots,
stumps, et cetera, more than two inches in diameter shall be
pulled or otherwise removed to a depth of not less than two (2)
feet below the finished surface of the subgrade and the entire
area grubbed free from heavy vegetation, grass, roots and other
perishable matter. Trees and stumps outside the construction
limits that are not to remain shall be cut off even with the
ground surface. Branches of trees extending over the street shall
be cut and trimmed as directed by the engineer.