New Jersey Administrative Code
Section 16:47-3.10 - Sidewalk area

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 16:47-3.10

Current through Register Vol. 56, No. 6, March 18, 2024

(a) The sidewalk area shall be graded to comply with the requirements of 16:47-3.9(d), which is either four or six inches (100 or 150 millimeters) above the shoulder grade of the highway and have a minimum of four inches (100 millimeters) of topsoil, which shall either be fertilized, seeded, and mulched or sodded in accordance with "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction." Planting may be done with the approval of the Department; however, clear zones and sight distance standards shall be met. The Department favors the construction of sidewalk; however, sidewalks are not required unless specified by the Department, the applicant, or local ordinance. Curb ramps for the physically handicapped shall be provided when required by Section 5-07.2 of the "New Jersey Department of Transportation Design Manual--Roadway." The Department is not responsible for maintaining sidewalk.

(b) Concrete sidewalk shall be as follows:

1. Concrete sidewalk to be constructed within State highway right-of-way shall be Class B air-entrained concrete, and shall conform to the requirements set forth in "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction" unless specifically otherwise allowed in the permit. The subgrade shall also be prepared in accordance with these specifications.

2. The concrete proportion shall consist of one part Portland cement, two parts sand, and four parts crushed stone or washed gravel as provided in "Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction," Section 914, and be constructed no less than four inches (100 millimeters) thick.

3. Alignment and grade shall be as shown on the plans.

4. Transverse expansion joints shall be one-half inch (13 millimeters) wide, provided at intervals of not more that 20 feet (six meters), and filled with prefabricated bituminous cellular type joint filler.

5. Longitudinal joints shall be one-quarter inch (six millimeters) wide, provided between curbs and abutting sidewalks, and filled with bituminous type joint filler.

6. Transverse surface grooves shall be cut in sidewalk between expansion joints at intervals equal to the sidewalk width.

7. Slope shall be one-quarter inch per foot (two percent) rising from the top of the adjacent curb.

8. The top of the sidewalk shall be finished with a wood float, followed by brushing with a wet soft-hair brush to a neat and workmanlike surface. All edges shall be neatly rounded to one-quarter inch.

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