A. Within the Special Traffic Control District, any party desiring to perform work in the street or make use of the street area to perform work on private property shall first obtain a temporary street closure permit as prescribed in Section 17.44.020 of the Code of the City of Portland, Oregon, and pay the permit fees set forth in Section 17.24.020. Any party obtaining a permit to perform public improvements in the street as described in Chapters 17.24 or 17.56 shall be exempt from obtaining an additional temporary street closure permit as described in this Section 17.23.050.
B. Any party desiring to perform maintenance work in the street shall notify the Director of the Bureau of Transportation two days in advance of the planned work and obtain oral approval prior to commencing the work. Maintenance work between the curb lines requiring no more than a single lane closure will be exempt from obtaining a temporary street closure permit. Unless specifically permitted, maintenance work shall be prohibited during peak hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
C. Any party performing emergency work shall notify the Director of the Bureau of Transportation at the time work is commenced and when finished. Emergency work may be performed without first obtaining the temporary street closure permit outlined in Subsection A. above or without complying with the requirements of Subsections A. and B. above.
D. Any party desiring to perform work that utilizes the street area in the Special Traffic Control District shall obtain approval from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation to schedule their work. Any party desiring to perform work shall distribute notice of work to adjacent businesses five days in advance of proposed work dates. A written schedule of work dates and proof of notification to adjacent businesses shall be submitted to the Director of the Bureau of Transportation prior to final approval being granted.
E. The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may waive minimum notification requirements as listed above in Subsection D. if work is deemed to have minimal impact to the transportation system.
F. Not withstanding the other provisions of this Section, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation shall have the authority to implement additional requirements for permits in the Special Traffic Control District when conditions in the downtown require more stringent regulations.
G. Nothing contained herein shall limit the authority of the Director of the Bureau of Transportation in maintaining public peace and safety and upon request from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation the party performing any work in the street area shall reopen the street area to its normal use within two hours of notification from the Director of the Bureau of Transportation.