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SB 0408 - Call Before You Dig - Replacing Traffic Devices Readily
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Jeffares,Rick 17th
Last Action: 2/9/2012 - Senate Read and Referred
State Code Titles: 25
Senate Committee: RI&U
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 408 amends Georgia's call-before-you-dig law and allows counties to replace existing traffic control devices without having to call, wait and have all utilities locate and designate their underground utilities.  For example, if a stop sign is knocked down and has to be replaced, it could pose a public safety hazard having to wait for all utilities to be located by their respective owners.  The replacement would have to be within a radius of 18 inches from the device's previous location and to a depth that does not exceed 30 inches below the existing grade.       

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