651.01  Description

651.02  Construction Requirements

651.03  Method of Measurement

651.04  Basis of Payment


651.01  Description.  This work consists of stripping topsoil from areas shown on the plans or from within the Right-of-Way limits, transporting, and stockpiling topsoil at locations shown on the plans or at locations elected by the Contractor with project approval.

651.02  Construction Requirements.  Remove all heavy grass, weeds, or other vegetation over the areas before stripping.  Keep the topsoil separate from other excavated materials.  Remove topsoil before beginning the regular excavation or embankment work in the area.  The depth of stripping will be per the plans or per the Project Engineer.

651.03  Method of Measurement.  The Department will measure Topsoil Stockpiled by the number of cubic yards (cubic meters) completed and accepted, measured from the removal areas.

651.04  Basis of Payment.  The Department will not pay for any removal of topsoil beyond the directed depth.

The Department will pay for accepted quantities at the contract price as follows:

Item           Unit                                Description

651             Cubic Yard                      Topsoil Stockpiled
                       (Cubic Meter)