GUIDANCE SHEET FOR CONSTRUCTING SUBDIVISION ROADS IN UNINCORPORATED HART COUNTY
Guidance Sheet #3- Rev. 2
IMPORTANT: This information is provided only as general guidance for the process to comply with County ordinances. You are responsible for reading, comprehending and meeting all requirements of all applicable laws.
General Information and Guidance:
1. County Laws- See “Guidance Sheet #1” for most of the applicable County ordinances.
2. All roads, (including private roads, proposed public roads, and improvements to existing roads) must meet the road construction standards of chapter 46 of the Hart County Code of ordinances.
3. Listed below is the general process for complying with Chapter 46.
4. The Road Plan is a separate design prepared by an Engineer and contains information
not included in the EH&S Plan, the Water Plan or the Plat.
1. Design Review and Approval
a) A registered Professional Engineer must design applicable sections of the road design plan.
b) Technical requirements are reviewed for compliance. As a general guidance the
following minimum technical requirements must be included:
· Section 46-79 requirements
· Road cross sections showing crown, superelevations, construction
· Minimum ROW requirements
· Road & base width and cul-de-sac requirements
· Street centerline profiles & slope requirements
· Side slope and clear and grubb requirements
· Location of underground utilities including sleeved utils. under road
· Drainage design including, pipe sizes, ditch protection, (25 yr, 24hr storm)
· Drainage design discharging to private easements or surface waters
· Pipe inlet and outlet protection
· Vegetation and other stabilization on plans
2. General Project Flow:
Construction of a subdivision will proceed in the following general fashion:
a) Review and approval of all applicable sections before construction commences;
· Road Design
· Water System Design
· EH&S Design
· Subdivision Plat
b) Phase 1-Clearing and Grubbing-will be inspected and approved before phase 2.
c) Phase 2 Subbase-will be inspected and approved before phase 3 including:
· Stormwater controls - Note: This is not sediment controls (EH&S) which must be installed and maintained per Chapter 34 of Hart County Code of Ordinances.
· Utility installation
· Crown and/or superelevation (can be installed in phase 3)
· Fill materials, including compaction and slopes
· Final subbase will be roll tested by County
d) Phase 3 Base installation-will be inspected and approved before phase 4 including:
· Installation and compaction of base materials
· Final base will be roll tested by County
e) Phase 4 Paving-will be inspected and approved
f) Phase 5 Probationary acceptance-will be inspected and approved including:
· Ditches & pipes
· Removal of temporary structures
· Surety bond
· ROW Dedication
g) Phase 6 Final Acceptance after 12-month probationary period. Deficiencies corrected as directed by County.
NOTE: A LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN TO THE COUNTY IF ANY COUNTY INSPECTIONS ARE DESIRED. ANY WORK NOT INSPECTED BY THE COUNTY WILL SUBJECT THE ROADS TO FAILURE TO MEET COUNTY REQUIREMENTS AND MAY RESULT IN THE ROADS NOT BEING ACCEPTED BY HART COUNTY.