DOT Signage Requirements for Permittees
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
Effective July 1, 2013, a construction or demolition project requiring a New York City Department of Buildings permit and whose site is enclosed with a fence or contains a sidewalk shed must comply with the signage requirements of Local Law 47 for the year 2013.
The purpose of this proposed rule is to clarify existing New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) signage requirements for its permittees so that these requirements do not conflict with the new local law. The proposed rule will achieve this goal by:
· Distinguishing between two different signs currently required by DOT: (1) signage along a series of excavations or street openings, and (2) signage for any project with a projected completion time of three months or more; and
· Listing the various content requirements for each type of required sign.
DOT’s authority for these rules is found in sections 2903(b)(1) and (5)of the New York City Charter.