Section 5 3. Depths Of Removal Of Roots, Stumps And Other Debris
SECTION 5 SITE AND ROAD WORK
3. Depths of Removal of Roots, Stumps and Other Debris.
In all areas where excavation is to be done and where the excavated material is to be used in the construction of roadway embankment or roadway base or pavement; also in all areas where roadway embankment will be constructed; roots and other debris shall be removed to a depth of at least one foot below the ground surface. The surface shall then be plowed to a depth of at least six inches and all roots thereby exposed shall be removed to a depth of at least one foot. All stumps within the roadway right of way shall be completely removed and disposed of by the Contractor.
Where excavation is done within the roadway area and where excavation for structures is done, all roots, etc., protruding trough or appearing on the surface of the completed excavation shall be removed to a depth of at least one foot below the excavation surface.
In borrow pits, material pits and lateral ditches, all stumps, roots, etc., protruding through or appearing on the surface of the completed exaction shall be removed or cut off below the finished excavation surface.
In borrow and material pits no clearing or grubbing shall be done to within three feet inside the right of way line.
Within all other areas where Standard Clearing and Grubbing is to be done, roots and other debris, projecting through or appearing on the surface of the original ground, shall be removed to a depth of one foot below the surface, but no plowing and harrowing will be required in these areas.