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ROADS AND STORMWATER DIVISION


CHECKING OF CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS FOR ROAD AND STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
By Infrastructure Planning and Management and Infrastructure Provision Sections
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:SOSHANGUVE BLOCK W - CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD AND STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS: ROADS & STORMWATER DRAWINGS

CONSULTING ENGINEER:
Name of firm: Address:

Contact person: Fax: (012) E-mail:

Tel:(012) Cell:
DRAWINGS RECEIVED: Date
No's:

EXAMINERS:
Section Name Room no. Tel: Cell: e-mail:
IPM(ROADS)

IPM(SW)

IP GODFREY S MSIZA B409 (012) 358 073 1350 501 GodfreyMs@tshwane.gov.za


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INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION LIST FOR CHECKING OF DRAWINGS:
DATE SENT BY TO DATE DATE INITIAL COMMENTS
RECEIVED COMPLETED

ACCEPTANCE:
THE SET OF DRAWINGS IS ACCEPTED FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES.
*THERE ARE ERRORS AND OUTSTANDING INFORMATION ON THE DRAWINGS.
*NB Drawings will only be accepted as a complete set when all outstanding information has been provided and errors have been rectified.
No construction work may commence unless all drawings are accepted and stamped, and Infrastructure Provision Section has been notified of the starting date and the person responsible for site
supervision is approved. Two additional sets of the accepted drawings must also be provided to Infrastructure Provision Section.

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1. SETTING OUT WORKS

1.1 A layout plan must be provided, with sufficient information for setting out the IP
works, ie coordinates, offsets, reference pegs, benchmarks and dimensions.

1.2 Adjacent cadastral information must be shown. IP

1.3 Correct geodetic system. IP

1.4 Street names and Erf numbers (Not Street 1, Street 2 ....) IP

2. STREETS

2.1 GEOMETRICAL DESIGN


2.1.1 A layout plan must be provided, showing the road classification (Classes 1 IP
to 5f according to Chapter 5 in Red Book) as well as all other relevant
information such as street names, erf numbers, cadastral information,
dimensions etc.

2.1.2 Street widths (Indicated on layout plan and cross-sections): IP

2.1.3 Reserve widths (on layout plan and cross-sections): IP

2.1.4 Position of streets in road reserves (on layout plan and cross-sections). IP

2.1.5 Evaluate proposed geometrical layout in terms of adjacent layouts. IP

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2.1.6 Minimum centre-line radii of bends (Table 5.9 and 5.10 in the Red Book). IP

2.1.7 Making bends wider on Class 4 roads where minimum radius of 150m is IP
not possible (Table 5.8 in the Red Book).
2.1.8 Setting-out information for horizontal curves. IP

2.1.9 Radii of bellmouths according to standard detail drawings. IP

2.1.10 Turning circles at cul-de-sacs. IP

2.1.14 An approved plan from relevant provincial authority must be provided for IPM
all road intersections at provincial roads.
2.1.15 Check clearance between kerb edge and erf boundary on curves and IP
bellmouths.
2.2 VERTICAL ALIGNMENT
2.2.1 Longitudinal sections must be provided for all streets. IP

2.2.2 Chainages must be indicated at 20m intervals on longitudinal-sections IP


(10m intervals in low points) and at 100m intervals on the layout plan.

2.2.3 The minimum gradient of streets is 0.67% (1:150). IP

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2.2.4 In low points (Class 4 and 5 roads), a minimum difference in level of IPM
30mm (0,3% effective) must be maintained over every 10 m chainage.

2.2.5 Maximum gradient: IP


Class 4 5a 5b-f
Slope 1:10 max. (10%) 1:8 max. (12,5%) 1:5 max. (20%)
Length 100m max. 70m max. 50m max.
2.2.6 The maximum gradient for a steep road to join a cross-road, is 6% for a IP
distance of at least 20m.
2.2.7 K values must be indicated. (Also check K-values at street intersections, IP
specifically at intersections with cambered roads).
2.2.8 Superelevation for Class 4 roads (Table 9.1 in UTG1). IP

2.2.9 Vertical alignment must be adapted to existing streets, and provision IPM
must be made for future street extension where applicable.
2.2.10 Check sight distances (horizontal and vertical) especially for IP
intersections where there is no stop street or traffic light in the higher order
road.
2.3 CROSS-SECTIONS
2.3.1 Typical road cross-sections must be provided for each specific case IP
indicating position and dimensions of all elements.
2.3.2 Design cross-sections must be provided at 20 m intervals. Location and IP
sizes of existing services must be indicated.
2.3.3 It must be possible for stormwater to flow into the street from the high side IP
of the street.
2.3.4 Every erf must have access at a maximum gradient of 1:5. IP

2.3.5 The maximum gradient from the street to the erf boundary, excluding the IP
erf access, is 1:3.
2.3.6 Correct kerb type must be indicated for different road-widths on cross- IP
sections and road layout plan.

2.3.9 Kerbs and transition sections according to detail drawings. Note on IP


drawings that precast sections conform to SABS specifications.
2.3.10 The minimum cross-fall of roads is 2%. IP

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2.3.11 Single cross-fall is acceptable for street widths less than 6m. IP

2.3.12 Single cross-fall must be against the natural slope. IP

2.4 PAVEMENT DESIGN


2.4.1 A layout plan must be provided, indicating the road category (UA, UB, UC IP
or UD) and the traffic classification (ER, E0, E1, E3, E2 or E4) of all streets.

2.4.2 Indicate the position of centreline soil tests as well as test results (CBR at IP
90% of modified AASHTO density and PI) on plan.
2.4.3 Provide cross-sections for the alternative pavement designs, indicating IP
pavement materials, abbreviated specifications and compaction requirements.

2.4.4 Where the gradient is steeper than 1:8 (12,5%), concrete paving is IP
recommended.
2.4.5 Concrete block paving for streets and roadways: 80mm interlocking IP
paving blocks (light grey).
2.4.6 Concrete block paving for bays and parking areas: 80mm interlocking IP
paving blocks (charcoal).
2.4.7 Concrete block paving for walking areas: 60mm oblong blocks (light grey) IP
or 50mm cottage stone (200x150).
2.4.8 Concrete block paving for medians and traffic islands: 60mm or 80mm IP
oblong blocks (terra cotta) or 110x220mm rectangular bevels.

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3. STORMWATER
3.1 HYDROLOGY
3.1.1 A contour plan must be provided, showing sub-catchment areas, run-off, IPM
design rainfall frequency and the general stormwater layout.
3.1.2 Design return periods for the minor and major systems must be shown on IPM
the plan and must be according to the policy.
3.1.3 The 1-in-50-year floodline and 1-in-100-year floodline must be shown and IPM
certified according to the National Water Act.
3.2 LAYOUT
3.2.1 A contour plan must be provided, showing the stormwater layout. IPM

3.2.2 Must correspond with stormwater master plan. IPM

3.2.3 Indicate stormwater servitudes. Are stormwater servitudes adequate? IPM

3.2.4 Are all low points drained? IPM

3.2.5 It must be indicated on the layout plan whether roads are camber or IPM
cross-fall.
3.2.6 All erven except special residential and park erven must be provided with IPM
stormwater connections. Indicate exact position.
3.2.7 Consentrated surface-runoff from undeveloped higher laying areas must IPM
be conveyed into the system by means of berms and field inlets.
3.2.8 Culverts from adjacent Provincial roads must be indicated. Surface-runoff IPM
as well as concentrated stormwater from adjacent roads must be catered for.

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3.3 PIPE, BOX CULVERTS AND CANALS
3.3.1 Provide longitudinal sections for all stormwater pipes, culverts and canals IP
and indicate crossings by other services.
3.3.2 Provide all hydraulic information, viz Qdesign, Qavailable, velocity, as well as IP
recurrence interval.
3.3.3 Position of stormwater pipe in road reserve according to standard IP
drawings. Check that dimensions are indicated for stormwater systems in
servitudes.
3.3.4 Minimum gradient of stormwater pipe is 0,67% (1:150). IP

3.3.5 Minimum gradient for unlined canals at outlet structures is 0,5%. IP

3.3.6 Minimum diameter of stormwater pipes is 450 mm. IP

3.3.7 Pipe classes according to design tables. IP

3.3.8 Spigot and socket joint pipes in dolomitic and other problem areas. IP

3.3.9 The minimum cover in the road reserve and servitudes must be 1 m, IP
otherwise apply special measures.
3.3.10 Stormwater pipes must be joined soffit to soffit. IP

3.3.11 Is the pipe capacity greater than the design flow? IP

3.3.12 Extension/enlargement of stormwater pipes to provide for existing or IPM


future developments.
3.4 JUNCTION BOXES, MANHOLES, CATCHPITS AND OUTLET STRUCTURES
3.4.1 All junction boxes, manholes, kerb inlets, grid inlets, field inlets and outlet IP
structures must be indicated in the stormwater layout plan. Attach a coordinate
list of ALL nodes.
3.4.2 Detail drawings of non standard or deep junction boxes and manholes IP
must be submitted.
3.4.3 Ensure that junction boxes, manholes, kerb inlets (KI's) and outlet IP
structures are according to standard detail drawings.

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3.4.4 Junction boxes must be built up to 300 mm below the final ground level. IP

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3.4.5 Stormwater layout at intersections must be according to standard detail IP
drawings.
3.4.6 The directional change of pipes at junction boxes must be less than 60º. IP

3.4.7 Manholes must be provided: a) At all directional changes and where two IP
or more pipes flow into one pipe or vise versa under the roadway. b) At 100m
intervals on long inaccessible systems without directional changes. c) At
junction boxes falling underneath black or concrete paving on the sidewalk. d) At
junction boxes where the main stormwater line changes course.

3.4.8 Manholes must be in accordance with standard detail drawings and IP


equipped with medium duty precast concrete covers and frames(SABS Type 4).
Manholes in the carriage way must be equipped with heavy duty cast iron
covers and frames (SABS Type 4).

3.4.9 Distinguish between junction boxes and manholes. This must be indicated IP
in the layout plan as well as longitudinal sections.
3.4.10 Are there catchpits at all low points and linked to road chainages? IP
Compare position on the road longitudinal section.
3.4.11 The length of catchpits and transitions must be shown on the drawings. IP

3.4.12 Existing erf accesses must be shown. Catchpits and manholes must not IP
obstruct erf accesses. In residential townships, catchpits must be placed in front
of the northen portion of the erf, as garages are usually placed on the southern
portion of the erf.
3.4.13 Check flow velocity for possible erosion or siltation at outlet structures.
IPM & IP

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3.5 CANALS AND SPRUIT CHANNEL IMPROVEMENT
3.5.1 The applicant must submit proof of authorization to undertake channel/ IP & IPM
spruit improvements as contemplated in section 22(1) of the Environmental
Conservation Act, 1989 (Act No. 73 0f 1989)

3.5.2 Longitudinal sections of channel/spruit improvements must be provided. IP & IPM

3.5.3 Minimum gradient of a channel is 0,67% (1:150). IP & IPM

3.5.4 Typical cross-sections of channel/spruit improvements must be provided. IP & IPM

3.5.5 Cross-sections of the channel/erosion improvements must be provided at IP & IPM


least every 20 m.
3.5.6 Details of channel lining: materials, weep holes, compaction etc. must be IP & IPM
shown on plan.
3.5.7 All hydraulic information, viz Qdesign, Qavailable, flow velocity, recurrence IP & IPM
interval, etc. must be provided.
3.5.8 Permissible flow velocity for specified lining/erosion protection. IP & IPM

3.5.9 Is channel capacity greater than design flow? IP & IPM

3.5.10 Is freeboard indicated and specified? IP & IPM

3.5.11 Are there potential erosion problem areas? IP & IPM

3.5.12 Side slope of grassed channels must be at least 1:4. IP & IPM

3.6 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STORMWATER


3.6.1 Stormwater pipes/culvert/channels through park areas: Submit proof of IP & IPM
consent from relevanrt department.
3.6.2 Stormwater/culverts/channels over private land: A stormwater servitude IP & IPM
must be registered in favour of CTMM. A copy of the title deed must be provided.

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4. GENERAL

4.1 There must be a clear distinction between existing and proposed works IP
according to official notation. (Is it clear what has to be built?). Attach 'Legend',
descriptive of ALL services, existing and proposed services.
4.2 Plans of all existing services which may affect the proposed works, must be IP
submitted.
4.3 A layout plan, approved by the Electricity Division and Telkom, indicating all IP
electrical and Telkom sleeves to be installed, must be submitted with the
drawings.
4.4 Details drawings for sleeves such as end-caps, pull-wires and kerb IP
markings, must also be provided. Sleeves must be adequately marked.
4.6 Copies of the road-marking plans must be submitted with the roads and IP
stormwater plan in order to check geometrical design.
4.7 Temporary deviations and roadworks must be shown on the drawings. IP
Indicate accommodation of traffic and pedestrians during construction.

4.8 Work must be done in accordance with the Standard Specification for IP
Municipal Civil Engineering Works (1991) and the General Conditions of
Contract for the Construction of Civil Engineering Works (2005). This must be
shown on the drawings by means of a note.

4.9 The latest standard detail drawings of this Division are applicable to the IP
works and must be shown on the drawings by means of a note.
4.10 Confirm whether a service agreement has been approved. IPM NA

5. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

5.1 Traffic calming measures. TEO

5.2 Taxi and bus bays at Class 3 and Class 4 roads. TEO

4.5 Plans showing traffic signs and road-markings must be approved by the IP
Maintenance Section.
5.3 Ramps for the disabled at intersections in business areas. TEO

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6. RECORD INFORMATION

6.1 A final print document on PPC TS Film (clear film) 0,08mm thickness media. IP

6.2 Certified by the Project Engineer (Pr Eng) as a true version of the IP
construction project.
6.3 Electronically document of the Record Drawing, in AutoCAD (dwg) and IP
Acrobat (pdf) format, burned on a CD-R and clearly marked on the cover
(jewelcase) + CD-R of content. The electronic version must comply with: No
external references ("Xrefs") and logical layer names.

6.4 Provide the "Colour-Dependant Plot Style Tables" (*.ctb) file with IP
electronically documents, if applicable.

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