Section 5 8. Removal Of Existing Structures

Removal of Existing Structures



8. Removal of Existing Structures.

Structures to be removed: The work specifically covered under this Article consists of the removal and disposal of the material from existing structures.  The structures to be removed shall be: (1) those structures, or portions of structures, shown in the plans to be removed; (2) those found with in the limits of the area to be cleared and grubbed, and directed by the Engineer to be removed; (3) those structures, or portion of structures, which it is necessary to remove in order to construct new structures, utilities and other appurtenances or obstructions which may be designated in the plans.

Method of Removal:

The structures shall be removed in such a way as to leave no obstructions to any proposed new structures or to any waterways.  Pilings shall be pulled, or shall be cut off, or broken off, at least two feet below the finish ground line.  (In the event that the plans indicate channel exaction to be done by others, the finish ground line shall be considered as the limits of such excavation.)  For material which are to remain the property of the Department or are to be salvaged for utilization in temporary structures, the removal shall be in such way as to avoid damage to such materials, and all bolts, nails, etc., shall be entirely removed from timbers to be so salvaged; also such salvaged structural steel members shall be marked for identification, as directed. 

Removal of Existing Pavement:

The work specified in this Article consists of removing and disposing of existing concrete pavement, concrete sidewalk, slope pavement, ditch pavement, curb and curb and gutter, where shown in the plans or directed by the Engineer to be removed or where required to be removed because of the construction operations.  Retaining walls and drainage structures are specifically not included in the work covered under this Division.