BID DOCUMENTS - HANSHAW
ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Bridge - Red
Mill Road Bridge - NO
Dates - Thursday,
December 8, 2005 - indefinitely.
Time - Beginning
at 3:30 p.m. on 12/8.
Reason - Unsafe
for vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic.
Bridge - Groton
City Road Bridge - NO
Dates - Tuesday,
April 10, 2012 - indefinitely.
Time - Beginning
at 3:30 p.m. on 4/10.
Reason - Unsafe
for vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic.
Bridge - West
Seneca Road Bridge - NO
THROUGH TRAFFIC *
Dates - Monday,
May 6, 2013 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013**.
Time - Beginning
at 7:00 a.m. on 5/6 - 4:00 p.m. on 9/3.
Reason - Bridge
* Curry Road intersection will be
closed during bridge closure.
** Opening date subject to change.
Road - Coddington
Road - NO
Dates - Monday,
July 8, 2013 - Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Time - Beginning
at 6:00 a.m. on 7/8 - 4:30 p.m. on 8/29.
Reason - Road
culvert replacement extension and road rebuild.
NONE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME.
Coddington Road Information:
Links - click
on: "Road Projects in Tompkins County" (above), "Coddington Road (Design)",
"Coddington Road Final Design Report"
Hanshaw Road Information:
Links - click
on: "Road Projects in Tompkins County" (above), "Hanshaw Road (Design)",
"Hanshaw Road Project"
ROAD PRESERVATION LAW:
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT
41 STATE STREET
ALBANY, NY 12231
Local Law Filing
County of Tompkins
Local Law No. 1 of the year
A local law Amending the
County Code in Relation to Road Preservation by Temporarily Excluding
Certain Traffic that would
Materially Injure County Roads
Be it enacted by the Tompkins
County Legislature of the County of Tompkins as follows:
The County Code is amended
by adding a new Chapter, which shall read as follows:
SECTION I: FINDINGS &
The Tompkins County Legislature
has determined the County is facing a variety of
impending major development
efforts that may result in extraordinary, high-intensity
traffic to and from development
sites, causing significant and measurable damage to
County Roads that jeopardizes
the health and safety of residents and others who use
those roads. Accordingly, the
damage that results from high-intensity traffic must be
anticipated, analyzed, and repaired
promptly and to appropriate engineering standards.
The Legislature has further
determined that it is in the best interest of taxpayers and
the general public to assign
responsibility for the repair of damage to County Roads
attributable to such high-intensity
use, and, where necessary, for the improvement of
County Roads to a standard appropriate
for high-intensity use prior to the commence-
ment of the activity, to those
responsible for the damage rather than to all County tax-
payers. The purpose of this
law is to maintain the safety and general welfare of County
residents by regulating heavy
uses of County Roads that have the potential to adversely
affect such roads. Well-maintained
roads are important to the safety and economic well-
being of the County and its
residents. Endeavors, such as construction, timber harvest-
ing, mining, and natural gas
drilling are also of economic interest. This law is not in-
tended to regulate such businesses:
the intent is to protect the public roads from damage.
SECTION II: AUTHORITY
The County is authorized to
adopt this local law by Section 1650(4) of the New York State
Vehicle and Traffic Law as well
as by the Municipal Home Rule Law that authorizes the
County to adopt local laws to
protect the health and safety of its citizens.
SECTION III: DEFINITIONS
1. High-Frequency, High-Impact
Truck Traffic: Traffic to and from a project site that
generates more than one thousand
(1,000) truck trips. For purposes of this law, a truck
trip is a trip to or from the
project site involving a truck with a gross weight of thirty
(30) or more tons (truck and
load combined). A single truck makes two truck trips if it
meets the weight limit traveling
to the project site and meets the weight limit traveling
from the project site.
2. Bond: A commercial
bond to ensure that the condition of the County Roads is not ad-
versely impacted by high-frequency,
high-impact truck traffic. The County Legislature
may accept an equivalent financial
guarantee in lieu of bond.
3. Bond Release: A bond
release given by the County Highway Director based on satis-
factory road conditions at completion
of the high-frequency, high-impact truck traffic.
4. Permittee: The permittee
is the person responsible under this law to obtain a permit
regardless of whether the person
in fact obtains a permit. The permittee is the person
responsible for the project
generating the truck traffic. In any instance in which another
permit is required, such as
a building, drilling, or mining permit, any person who ob-
tained any such permit or was
required to obtain such other permit shall be deemed the
permittee for purposes of this
law. In the event no other permit is required, the owner
of any property on which the
activity is taking place shall be deemed the permittee for
purposes of this law.
5. Person: Any individual,
public or private corporation, political subdivision, govern-
ment agency, municipality, industry,
co-partnership, association, firm, trust, estate, or
any other legal entity whatsoever.
6. Temporary Project:
Any non-permanent activity that generates high-frequency, high-
impact truck traffic on County
Roads whether or not the project itself is located in the
County. Projects include,
but are not limited to, construction projects, mining, and
drilling activities. With regard
to projects that require another permit, such as a build-
ing, drilling, or mining permit,
all activities covered by that other permit are considered
part of the temporary project
for purposes of this law. Agricultural operations as defined
by New York State Agricultural
District Law and the movement of agricultural products
are excluded. Also excluded
are school buses, law enforcement vehicles, fire-fighting ve-
hicles, military vehicles, and
municipal vehicles engaging in road work on behalf of
SECTION IV: GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. The County Legislature
determines that high-frequency, high-impact truck traffic assoc-
iated with temporary projects
would materially injure County Roads.
2. Upon a determination
by the County Highway Director that a temporary project may
damage a County Highway as a
result of high-impact, high-frequency truck traffic on the
County Highway, the Highway
Director shall erect signs on the appropriate sections of
County Highways, setting forth
the notice that such vehicles are excluded, and the notice
shall also be published in the
official newspaper in Tompkins County.
3. Any permitee may apply
to the County Highway Division for a permit providing for
an appropriate exemption for
the vehicles serving the temporary project. Such permit
shall be granted, upon appropriate
terms and conditions, if the vehicles are performing
essential local pick-up or delivery.
For purposes of this law, pickup and delivery associated
with New York State-permitted
mining or gas-drilling operations shall be deemed essential
local pickup or delivery.
4. Any such permit shall
designate the route(s) to be traversed and contain other reason-
able restrictions or conditions
deemed necessary by the County Highway Director. The
conditions may include, but
not be limited to, requiring the permittee to make road im-
provements to ensure that the
roads have the strength and capacity to handle the antici-
pated traffic. The permit shall
be carried on all vehicles serving the project and shall be
open to inspection by any peace
officer acting pursuant to his special duties, or police
officer. Such permit shall be
for the duration of the temporary project.
5. In order to obtain
a permit the permittee must submit a permit application to the
County Highway Division, which
shall include all information required by the County
Highway Director including,
but not limited to: vehicle identification and owners/operators,
vehicle weights, load weights,
materials carried, route(s) to be followed from State High-
way to site, duration of activity
(beginning date and end date), frequency of trips and
times of operation. The applicant
shall pay a permit fee to be established by the County
Legislature, but in no event
shall the fee be less than $50.
6. The County Highway
Director may require the permittee to submit documentation
(including, but not limited
to, photographs and videos) of the condition of the roads,
shoulders, and all structures
(culverts, bridges, etc,) that will be traversed by the permitted
traffic as a condition of the
7. In addition to the
restrictions on routes and other reasonable restrictions, the County
Highway Director will decide
if the scope of work is such that a Bond is required, and the
amount of any suchbond. The
determination of the need and amount of any bond shall be
based on a determination of
potential damage to County roads based on the truck routes,
weight of the vehicles, frequency
of travel, seasonal conditions and the type-category
(classification) of the roads
on the approved routes.
8. A permittee aggrieved
by a determination of the Highway Director regarding the need
for or conditions of a permit
may, within ten (10) days of the determination, appeal to the
County Administrator. No action
inconsistent with the determination of the County Highway
Director shall take place pending
the determination of the County Administrator.
9. The permittee shall
be responsible for assuring that the high-frequency, high-impact
truck traffic does not prevent
any impacted County Road from remaining in safe and use-
able condition for all legal
uses of the road throughout the duration of the temporary project.
10. Upon completion of
the high-frequency, high-impact truck traffic project, the permittee
will apply to the Highway Director
for a Bond Release. Upon inspection of the traveled
roads, as necessary, the Highway
Director may approve the release of the Bond. If the
release is not approved, the
Highway Director will specifically document the tasks that
must be accomplished in order
for the Bond to be released, which may include, but not be
limited to, the payment of money
for the repair to damaged roads. The permittee must
remedy the specified problems
before the bond may be released.
11. If the permittee
does not comply with this law and all the terms and conditions of the
permit and operate within the
parameters specified on the permit, the permit may be
revoked at the discretion of
the Highway Director. In the event that high-frequency, high-
impact truck traffic uses any
County Roads without the required valid permit, the Highway
Director, any law enforcement
officer, or code enforcement officer, has the authority to
deny access to the roads and,
in cases where a County permit was required, to shut down
the project. This relief is
in addition to any and all damages and penalties.
12. The permittee will
be responsible for the repair of any damages that occur to any
County Road when a project proceeds
with or without a proper permit, as well as for
all fines and penalties specified
in this law.
13. In lieu of obtaining
a permit, any person who may be responsible to obtain a permit
may enter into a Road Use Agreement
with the County, although the County has no
obligation to enter into a Road
Use Agreement. In such case, the requirements shall be
governed by the Agreement, rather
than by permit conditions.
SECTION V: ENFORCEMENT
The Highway Director, in consultation
with the County Attorney, shall enforce the
provisions of this article and
all rules, regulations, and designations made pursuant
thereto. Such enforcement shall
include, but not be limited to, legal or equitable pro-
ceedings, including without
limitation an action for specific performance brought
in the name of the County.
SECTION VI: PENALTIES FOR
A. Any person who violates
this article shall be guilty of a violation and subject to a fine
of not more that $500 and/or
imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days. Each and
every act committed that is
prohibited by this law shall constitute a separate violation.
Each time a vehicle travels
on a County Road without a permit as required by this law
shall constitute a separate
violation. Violations may be prosecuted by the County District
Attorney or any other person
with authority to prosecute violations within the County.
B. Upon failure of any
permittee to comply with the requirements of this article, the
permit shall be subject to suspension,
revocation or to the imposition of conditions.
SECTION VII: INVALID SEGMENT
Should any section or provision
of this Local Law be declared by a court of competent
jurisdiction to be invalid,
such decision shall not affect the validity of the Local Law
as a whole or any part thereof
other than the part declared to be invalid.
SECTION VIII: EFFECTIVE DATE
This Local Law shall take effect
on January 1, 2012.
The Highway Division maintains close to 302 highway miles and 109
in Tompkins County. The mission of the Highway Division is
to provide highway and bridge construction, maintenance, and emergency
services safely, effectively, and efficiently for our local and traveling
public customers, while promoting self-esteem and growth as individuals.
Road Maintenance staff construct, maintain, and repair roads, maintain
intersections and roadside drainage, eliminate roadside hazards,
and repair guardrails. The Tompkins County Highway Division also
maintains more than 4,500 signs.
To report a road or bridge emergency, call (607) 274-0300.
(Revised June 12, 2013)