Public Works Construction Standards

Welcome to the Department of Public Works Construction Standards.  The Department introduced new Standards in March 2009 and issued revision for 2018.  These standards provide specifications and details for the most common construction installation of the water, sewer, drainage and roadway infrastructure in the City. The specifications can be viewed as separate sections or as an entire document using Adobe® Reader®.  The details can be viewed using Adobe® Reader® or as AutoDesk® AutoCAD®  drawings (must have version 2008 or later).

Construction Standards

Section  Section Title  Standard Specification 
 TOC Cover, Table of Contents and Definitions  Table of Contents and Definitions
 1 General  Section 1 - General
 2 Water Section 2 - Water
3 Sewer Section 3 - Sewer
4 Drainage Section 4 - Drainage
5 Roadway Section 5 - Roadway (new)
6 Roadway Section 6 - Roadway (Existing)
 APP Appendices
A - Plan Content Requirements
B - Construction Details
 Entire 2018 Construction Standards Entire Document

General Details

Detail Detail Title  PDF File  AutoCAD 
G-1.0.0 Fiber Rolls & Silt Fences for Erosion Control G_1.0.0 G-1.0.0

Water Detail

Detail  Detail Title PDF  AutoCAD 
  Entire Section Water  
W-2.1.0 Typical Water Connection for 1" Service W-2.1.0 W-2.1.0
W-2.1.1 Typical Water Connection for 1-1/2" to 2" Service W_2.1.1
W-2.1.2 Typical Fire Service for 1-1/2" to 2" W_2.1.2
W-2.1.3 Typical Fire Service (Tapping Sleeve) W_2.1.3 W-2.1.3
W-2.1.4 Typical Connection (Tapping Sleeve) W_2.1.4
W-2.2.0 Typical Thrust Restraint Wedge Action Type Joints W_2.2.0 W-2.2.0
W-2.2.1 Typical Thrust Restrains Using Tie Rods and Friction Clamps W_2.2.1 W.2.2.1
W-2.2.2 Typical Thrust Block Details W_2.2.2 W-2.2.2
W-2.3.0 Water Main Trench Detail W_2.3.0 W-2.3.0
W-2.4.0 Gate Valve W_2.4.0 W-2.4.0
W-2.4.1 Typical Anchor Tee Installation W_2.4.1 W-2.4.1
W-2.4.2 Air Release Valve/Blow Off W_2.4.2 W-2.4.2
W-2.4.3 Valve Location at Intersection W_2.4.3 W-2.4.3
W-2.4.4 Water Gate Cover W_2.4.4 W-2.4.4
W-2.5.0 Fire Hydrant Installation W_2.5.0 W-2.5.0
W-2.6.0 Water Main Lowering Detail W_2.6.0 W-2.6.0
W-2.6.1 Water Crossing Under Railroad W_2.6.1 W-2.6.1
W-2.7.0 Detail of Cut and Remove of Water Connection 4" & Over W_2.7.0 W-2.7.0
W-2.8.0 Meter Installation W_2.8.0 W-2.8.0

Sewer Detail

Detail  Detail Title  PDF  AutoCAD 
   Entire Section Sewer  
S-3.1.0 Service Connection (Gravity) S_3.1.0 S-3.1.0
S-3.1.1 Service Connection (Saddle) S_3.1.1 S-3.1.1
S-3.1.2 Chimney S_3.1.2 S-3.1.2
S-3.1.3 Service Connection (Grinder) S_3.1.3 S-3.1.3
 S-3.2.0 Above Grade Clean Out S_3.2.0 S-3.2.0
S-3.3.0 Plug for Abandoning Sanitary Sewer S_3.3.0 S-3.3.0
S-3.3.1 Plug for Sanitary Sewer S_3.3.1 S-3.3.1
S-3.4.0 Typical Sewer Manhole S_3.4.0 S-3.4.0
S-3.4.1 Typical Drop Manhole (Outside) S_3.4.1 S-3.4.1
S-3.4.2 Forcemain Manhole S_3.4.2 S-3.4.2
S-3.4.3 Sewer Manhole Cover S_3.4.3 S-3.4.3
S-3.4.4 Manhole Seal S_3.4.4 S-3.4.4
S-3.5.0 Sewer Crossing S_3.5.0 S-3.5.0
S-3.6.0 Backwater Valve Assembly S_3.6.0 S-3.6.0
 S-3.7.0 Typical Grease Trap S_3.7.0 S-3.7.0
S-3.7.1 Typical Grease Trap Sizing & Notes S_3.7.1 S-3.7.1

Drainage Detail

 Detail Detail Title PDF  AutoCAD 
   Entire Section Drainage  
D-4.1.0 Single Grate Catch Basin D_4.1.0 D-4.1.0
D-4.1.1 Direct Inlet Catch Basin D_4.1.1 D-4.1.1
D-4.1.2 Dual Grate Catch Basin D_4.1.2 D-4.1.2
D-4.2.0 Drain Manhole D_4.2.0 D-4.2.0
D-4.2.1 Eccentric Manhole D_4.2.1 D-4.2.1
D-4.2.2 Sump Manhole D_4.2.2 D-4.2.2
D-4.3.0 Manhole and Catch Basins General Notes & Dimensions D_4.3.0 D-4.3.0
D-4.3.1 Raising Castings D_4.3.1 D-4.3.1
D-4.4.0 Rip Rap Apron at Pipe Outfalls D_4.4.0 D-4.4.0
D-4.4.1 Rip Rap Plunge Pool D_4.4.1 D-4.4.1
D-4.5.0 Typical HDPE Pipe Trench Detail D_4.5.0  D-4.5.0
D-4.6.0  Flared HDPE End Sections D_4.6.0 D-4.6.0
D-4.7.0 Subdrain D_4.7.0 D-4.7.0
D-4.8.0 Dry Well D_4.8.0 D-4.8.0

Roadway Detail

 Detail Detail Title PDF  AutoCAD 
  Entire Section Roadway   
R-5.1.0 Roadway Cross Section R_5.1.0 R-5.1.0
R-5.1.1 Cut & Fill Slopes R_5.1.1 R-5.1.1
R-5.1.2 Granite Curbs R_5.1.2 R-5.1.2
R-5.1.3 Bituminous Berms R_5.1.3 R-5.1.3
R-5.1.4 Pavement Transition R_5.1.4 R-5.1.4
R-5.1.5 Roadway Widening & Overlay 6' Wide or Greater R_5.1.5 R-5.1.5
R-5.1.6 Roadway Widening & Overlay 6' Wide or Less R_5.1.6 R-5.1.6
R-5.1.7 Pavement Details for Trench Restoration R_5.1.7 R-5.1.7
R-5.1.8 Continuous zone (CZ) Trench Restoration R_5.1.8 R-5.1.8
R-5.2.0 Guard Rail R_5.2.0 R-5.2.0
R-5.2.1 Guard Rail (Double Fence) R_5.2.1 R-5.2.1
R-5.3.0 Wheelchair Ramp Notes R_5.3.0 R-5.3.0
R-5.3.1 Wheelchair Ramp Type A R_5.3.1 R-5.3.1
R-5.3.2  Wheelchair Ramp Type B R_5.3.2 R-5.3.2
R-5.3.3 Wheelchair Ramp Type C R_5.3.3 R-5.3.3
R-5.3.4 Wheelchair Ramp Type D R_5.3.4 R-5.3.4
R-5.3.5 Wheelchair Ramp Type E R_5.3.5 R-5.3.5
R-5.3.6 Dectectable Warning Panel R_5.3.6 R-5.3.6
R-5.4.0 Typical Curb Cut Plan - Residential Driveways No Sidewalk R_5.4.0 R-5.4.0
R-5.4.1 Full Depth Driveway Apron - Section No Sidewalk R_5.4.1 R-5.4.1
R-5.4.2 Sidewalk Through Driveway R_5.4.2 R-5.4.2
R-5.4.3 Full Depth Driveway - Section Cement Concrete Sidewalk Crossing R_5.4.3 R-5.4.3
R-5.5.0 Cross Walk R_5.5.0 R-5.5.0
R-5.5.1 Decorative Cross Walk R_5.5.1 R-5.5.1
R-5.6.0 Steel Plate Installation R_5.6.0 R-5.6.0
R-5.7.1 Traffic Sign Detail Sidewalk or Median Installation R_5.7.1 R-5.7.1
R-5.7.2 Traffic Sign Detail Non-Sidewalk Installation R_5.7.2 R-5.7.2
R-5.7.3 Street Name Sign Installation Notes R_5.7.3 R-5.7.3
R-5.7.4 Street Sign Detail Sidewalk Installation R_5.7.4 R-5.7.4
R-5.7.5 Street Sign Detail Non-Sidewalk Installation R_5.7.5 R-5.7.5
R-5.7.6 Granite Bound Detail R_5.7.6 R-5.7.6
R-5.8.0 Trench Detail for Communications Conduit R_5.8.0 R-5.8.0
R-5.8.1 Hand Hole for Communications Conduit R_5.8.1 R-5.8.1
R-5.8.2 Transition from Communications Hand Hole to Trench R_5.8.2 R-5.8.2