Before cutting begins or fill is placed in any area, including borrow areas, the Engineer shall be notified to allow inspection of the stripped surface. The Engineer shall instruct whether further excavation, undercutting, backfilling or other works such as drainage are necessary. No cut or fill shall be undertaken until such inspections have been made and the Engineer has approved the commencement of cut and/or fill.
The Contractor shall allow sufficient time for any subsurface and surface inspections and shall programme operations and provide drainage, access and survey control so that any further works required before filling can be carried out in an orderly manner without delay or damage to the works.
Where there is a delay of more than 24 hours between approval of a stripped area and placement of fill or rainfall has occurred within the vicinity of the stripped area, the Contractor shall obtain a new approval of the surface finish from the Engineer. The surface shall be maintained in its approved condition until filled over.
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