DOT Highway Rules - 2018 updates

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019
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The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is authorized to promulgate rules regarding highway operations in the City pursuant to Section 2903(b) of the City Charter. The rules that DOT amends are contained within Chapter 2 of Title 34 of the Rules of the City of New York, relating to its “Highway Rules.”

These rules make amendments to clarify existing requirements in section 2-07 and establish new requirements relating to street openings and excavations in section 2-11 of the Highway Rules. The amendments are as follows:

• Section 2-11(e)(10)(vi) is amended by clarifying requirements for skid-resistant plates.

• Section 2-11(e)(10)(vii) is amended by clarifying the requirement that all signs must be removed when work is completed.

• Section 2-11(e)(12)(iv) is amended by changing the requirement for roadway openings.

• Section 2-11(e)(12)(xiii) is amended by adding the requirement that the final completed wearing course surface must be without any defects.

• Section 2-11(f)(4)(ii) is amended by adding base installation as another phase of the work that may be inspected by DOT.

These rules also include plain language and other minor changes to section 2-07 identified during the retrospective rules review conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Operations with the City’s rulemaking agencies, the Law Department, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Based on the comments received during the hearing, the proposed amendment to section 2-11(e)(10)(v) clarifying the height at which signs should be placed by permittees has been deleted. Currently, all permittees must comply with the most recent version of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices of Streets and Highways regarding placement of signs.