Kentucky Specifications & Guidelines

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Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Edition of 2019

716.03.05 Underground Warning Tape

"Install underground utility warning tape immediately above the circuit cables that are in duct or conduits. Bury the tape at a depth of 6 to 10 inches."

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834.33 Warning Tape

"Provide tape that is 6 inches wide and 7.0 mils (nominal) thick. Provide tape that has a minimum tensile strength of 600 pounds per 6 inch width and that is color-coded and impregnated with alkali and acid stable, lead-free, organic pigments that are suitable for direct burial. Use tape that is ultraviolet colorfast and non-distorting with no elongation. Use tape that includes black lettering and symbols on a gray background that conforms to the APWA-ULCC national color code for DOT. Provide tape that continuously reads, "CAUTION: ELECTRIC LINE BURIED BELOW" alternating with a “No Digging” symbol."

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