UTILITY TRENCHING PERMITS

PG&E has changed their policy for new gas and electric service installations. The customer is now responsible for obtaining the City PERMIT, paying INSPECTION costs, excavating and backfilling the trench for the gas pipe and/or electric conduit placement. PG&E does however, give the customer the option of hiring PG&E to do the trenching and backfilling at an additional cost to the customer.

CITY ENGINEERING STANDARDS

ASPHALT CONCRETE PAVING:

* Final paving shall be a minimum of 5" thick of Type A or B Asphalt Concrete.

* The general and specific requirements of Asphalt Concrete are outlined in the Department of Public Works Detail Specification No. 16.
* The top 1-1/2" of Asphalt Concrete pavement shall have a maximum aggregate size of 3/8".
* The Asphalt Concrete beneath the top layer shall have a maximum aggregate size of 3/4".
* Final paving is to be placed within 21 calendar days from the completion of the backfilling. Backfilling and paving shall conform to the requirements of Detail Plan No. 6890 or 6890A.

PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE:

* The general and specific requirements of the Concrete Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks, Driveways, and Disabled Access Ramps are outlined in the Department of Public Works Detail Specification No. 20.
* Concrete replacement shall be 5 sack Portland cement mix.
* Reinforcing Steel shall be used for curbs and gutters and shall conform to the requirements for bar steel as set forth in Section 52 of the CALTRANS Standard Specifications.
* Concrete replacement shall be full width and to nearest transverse score lines from each end of the trench.
* Concrete Street replacement shall be 6 sack Portland cement mix, in lieu of 5 sack for sidewalk, and shall have reinforcing steel as outlined in the City of Berkeley Detail Plan No. 6890 or 6890A.