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and maintenance. However, in the interest of public safety, convenience, good viewing and
aesthetics may be located and installed along alleys or back streets so as not to cause visual
pollution. 2. Location of Poles and Clearances of Power Lines along Public Roads.
2.1 All poles erected on public roads shall be covered by Approved Pole Location (APL) plan
from the Highway District City/Municipal Engineer. 2.2 Poles and transformer supports shall be located not more than 500 mm inside from the
road right-of-way or property line, and shall not obstruct the sidewalk, pedestrian path
and/or the road drainage canal or structure, existing or proposed. 2.3 Primary lines shall have a minimum vertical clearance of 10 M from the crown of the
pavement when crossing the highway and 7.5 M from the top of the shoulder or sidewalk
when installed along the side of the highway or street in a highly urbanized areas. 2.4 Secondary, neutral and service lines shall have a minimum vertical clearance of 7.5 M
from the crown of the road pavement when crossing the highway and from the top of the
shoulder or sidewalk when installed along the side of the highway or street in highly
urbanized areas. 25. Clearances of Supporting Structures such as Poles, Towers, and
others and their guys and braces measured from the nearest parts of the objects
concerned: A. From fire Hydrants, not less than 5 M.
B. From Street Corners, where hydrants are located at street corners, poles and
towers shall not be set so far from the corners as to make necessary the use of
flying taps which are inaccessible from the poles. C. From Curbs, not less than 150 mm measured from the curb away from the
NOTE: Guy wires and other structures shall in no way be installed as to obstruct
pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. 3. Attachments on and Clearances from Buildings
3.1 Attachments for support of power lines and cables, transformers and other equipment
and/or communications lines installed on building shall be covered by an Approved
Attachment Plan from the local Building Official. 3.2 Where the buildings exceed 15 M in height, overhead lines shall be arranged where
practicable so that a clear space or zone at least 2 M wide will be left, either adjacent to
the building or beginning not over 2.5 M from the building, to facilitate the rising of
ladders where necessary for fire fighting.
EXCEPTION: This requirement does not apply where it is the rule of the local fire
department to exclude the use of ladders in alleys or other restricted places which are
generally occupied by supply lines. 4. Open Supply Conduction Attached to Buildings
Where the permanent attachment of open supply conductors of any class to buildings is necessary
for an entrance such conductors shall meet the following requirements:
4.1 Conductors of more than 300 volts to ground shall not be carried along or near the surface
of the building unless they are guarded or made inaccessible. 4.2 To promote safety...
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