WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HAUL ROADS?

THE MARYLAND STATE ROADS COMMISSION REPORTS THAT ON ALL, BUT SOME VERY RECENT CONTRACTS, THE REPAIRS OF DAMAGE TO PUBLIC ROADS CAUSED BY HAULING MATERIALS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THAT MAINTAINS THE ROAD. HOWEVER, ON SEVERAL RECENT CONTRACTS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS MAKE THE REHABILITATION OF SECONDARY ROADS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR. IN THE STATES OF TENNESSEE, NORTH DAKOTA, IDAHO AND ALLEGANY COUNTY, CUMBERLAND MARYLAND THE CONTRACTORS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF HAUL ROADS BY CONTRACT PROVISIONS. IN ALL CASES, THE PROJECT ENGINEER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO INSPECT AND SEE THAT THE CONTRACTOR PERFORMS THE NECESSARY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS. THE STATES OF GEORGIA AND ILLINOIS REQUIRE THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROADS TO MAINTAIN THE ROADS. HOWEVER, GEORGIA HAS A CONTRACT PROVISION THAT STIPULATES THAT NO PAVEMENT WILL BE MADE FOR MATERIALS HAULED IN OVERLOADED TRUCKS. IN ILLINOIS, LOAD LIMITS ARE SET BY THE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY IN CHARGE OF THE PARTICULAR ROADS.

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    • Vol 39, No 6, PP 27-30
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

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  • Accession Number: 00215329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1970 12:00AM