Temporary Traffic Control Signs and Devices, Section 422 - Construction Division Guidance
SECTION 422 -- TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS AND DEVICES, Subsection 422.01 describes three pay items for signs, they are sign day, temporary sign day and barricade sign day. The specifications detail them as follows:
2. Permanent Signs
a. Permanent Signs (Sign Day) are signs furnished by the Department and installed and maintained by the Contractor on posts and hardware supplied by the Contractor which are subsidiary to the “Sign Day” pay item.
3. Temporary Signs
a. Temporary Signs (Temporary Sign Day) are signs furnished by the Contractor and mounted on temporary sign supports supplied by the Contractor which are subsidiary to the “Temporary Sign Day” pay item.
b. Barricade Signs (Barricade Sign Day) are signs furnished by the Contractor that are mounted on barricades that are paid for separately by the Department.
The Construction Division has received questions from both contractors and District personnel over the past year about how to pay for signs that are furnished by the Department but are installed either on temporary sign supports (3.a.) or on barricades (3.b.).
The Specifications are clear that the Contractor is to be furnishing the signs in cases 3.a. and 3.b, it is therefore inappropriate for the NDOT to furnish these signs. In the event that NDOT has furnished the signs for case 3.a. or 3.b., and the contractor desires to paid for the item Temporary Sign Day or Barricade Sign Day, the contractor should be instructed to replace the NDOT furnished sign with signs furnished by the contractor. The signs will then be paid in the appropriate category of Temporary Sign Day or Barricade Sign Day. If the Contractor would rather not replace the signs and is satisfied being paid Sign Day, the status quo is acceptable but should be noted in the diary for future reference. On future projects, it is important that this specification be enforced in order to assure that the Contractor knows how to bid the items “Temporary Sign Day” and “Barricade Sign Day”, to clear up confusion on how to pay for these items, and to keep the bid item prices consistent for purposes of analysis.
Lorraine Legg, P.E.
Assistant Construction Engineer-Contract Administration
Nebraska Department of Transportation