Engineering Specifications

The following Standard Specifications and Standard Details are to be utilized as minimum standards for all roadway and utility construction within the jurisdiction of the Town of Apex. These standards supersede all previous editions and all amendments previously issued by the Town of Apex.

Last Revisions Adopted: 

PageDescription
Cover Page (PDF)
Table of Contents (PDF)
Section 100 (PDF)Preliminary Considerations & Instructions
Section 200 (PDF)General Provisions
Section 300 (PDF)Streets
Section 400 (PDF)Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Section 450 (PDF)Utility Trenches
Section 500 (PDF)Storm Drainage
Section 600 (PDF)Water Distribution System
Section 620 (PDF)Cross Connection Control
Section 700 (PDF)Wastewater Collection Systems
Section 800 (PDF)Wastewater Pumping Stations & Force Mains
Section 900 (PDF)Greenway Trails


Standard Details - Overall
Table of Contents (PDF)  
Section 200PDFDWG
Section 300PDFDWG
Section 400PDFDWG
Section 450DWG
Section 500PDFDWG
Section 600PDFDWG
Section 620PDFDWG
Section 700PDFDWG
Section 800PDFDWG
Section 900PDFDWG


Section 200 - General Provisions

 Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
 200.011/1Underground Electrical Service ConnectionPDFDWG
 200.021/2Dumpster PadPDFDWG
 200.022/2Dumpster PadPDFDWG
 200.031/1Safety RailPDFDWG
 200.041/1ParkingPDFDWG
 200.051/1HandrailPDFDWG

Section 300 - Streets

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
300.011/4Street Typical Sections (Residential)PDFDWG
300.012/4Street Typical Sections (Collector/2-Lane Thoroughfare)PDFDWG
300.013/4Street Typical Sections (3&6-Lane Thoroughfare)PDFDWG
300.014/4Street Typical Sections (4-Lane Thoroughfare)PDFDWG
300.021/1Cul-De-SacPDFDWG
300.031/1Concrete Curb & GutterPDFDWG
300.041/1Method of Removing Existing CurbPDFDWG
300.051/1Method of Ending CurbPDFDWG
300.061/1Curb DrainPDFDWG
300.071/1Driveway ApronPDFDWG
300.081/1Concrete SidewalkPDFDWG
300.091/3Curb RampPDFDWG
300.092/3Curb RampPDFDWG
300.093/3Curb RampPDFDWG
300.101/1Street Cross Section Showing Utility LocationsPDFDWG
300.111/2Conduit Crossing for Driveways & SidewalksPDFDWG
300.112/2Conduit Crossing for Driveways & SidewalksPDFDWG
300.121/1Shoulder Section Without SidewalkPDFDWG
300.131/1Trench & Pavement Repair SectionsPDFDWG
300.141/1Street Geometric StandardsPDFDWG
300.151/1Barricade for Dead End RoadsPDFDWG
300.161/1Pavement Widening Taper & MarkingsPDFDWG
300.171/1Speed HumpPDFDWG
300.181/1Speed Table - Elevated CrosswalkPDFDWG
300.191/1Hi-Visibility (mid-block) CrosswalkPDFDWG
300.201/1Bicycle ParkingPDFDWG
300.211/1Median Island Traffic Calming DevicePDFDWG
300.221/1Neckdown Traffic Calming DevicePDFDWG
300.231/1Neighborhood Traffic Mini-CirclePDFDWG
300.241/1Fire Lane Pavement MarkingPDFDWG
300.251/1Stub Street Turn-AroundPDFDWG
300.261/4Street Signs - GeneralPDFDWG
300.262/4Street Signs - Placement & InstallationPDFDWG
300.263/4Street Signs - 3/8-inch Bolt HolesPDFDWG
300.264/4Street Signs - Breakaway Sign InstallationPDFDWG
300.271/1Right-in / Right-out Channelized IslandPDFDWG
300.281/1Driveway GradesPDFDWG
300.291/1Single-lane RoundaboutPDFDWG
300.301/1Aggregate Shoulder DrainPDFDWG
300.311/1Subdivision EntrancePDFDWG

Section 400 - Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
400.011/2Temporary Silt FencePDFDWG
400.012/2Temporary Silt Fence    
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400.021/1Temporary Silt Fence OutletPDFDWG
400.031/1Catch Basin Riser / FilterPDFDWG
400.041/1Catch Basin & Yard Inlet ProtectionPDFDWG
400.051/1Check DamPDFDWG
400.061/2Construction EntrancePDFDWG
400.062/2Construction EntrancePDFDWG
400.071/1Diversion DitchPDFDWG
400.081/1Block & Gravel Drop Inlet ProtectionPDFDWG
400.091/1Gravel & Rip Rap Horseshoe Inlet Basin for Existing Pipe InvertsPDFDWG
400.101/1Pipe Inlet Protection (Plywood & Stone)PDFDWG
400.111/2Temporary Stream CrossingPDFDWG
400.112/2Temporary Stream CrossingPDFDWG
400.121/1Riser Barrel Sediment BasinPDFDWG
400.131/2Skimmer Sediment BasinsPDFDWG
400.132/2Skimmer Sediment BasinsPDFDWG
400.141/1Skimmer DetailPDFDWG
400.151/1Rip Rap Lined ChannelsPDFDWG
400.161/1Temporary Silt DitchPDFDWG
400.171/1Temporary Slope DrainPDFDWG
400.181/1Pipe OutletPDFDWG
400.191/1Inlet Sediment Control DevicePDFDWG
400.201/1Temporary Concrete WashoutPDF
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400.211/1WattlePDF
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400.221/1Filter Bag With Gravel Pad
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400.231/1Temporary Pump AroundPDF
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Section 450 - Utility Trenches

Std #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
450.011/1Water Main Pipe Backfilling
PDF
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450.021/1
Sanitary Sewer Pipe Bedding & Backfilling
PDF
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450.031/1
Concrete Repair
PDF
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450.041/1
Trench & Pavement Repair Section for Asphalt
PDF
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450.051/1
Trench & Pavement Repair Section for Concrete
PDF
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450.061/1
Bore & Jack
PDF
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450.071/1
HDD Transition Fitting
PDF
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450.081/1
Vertical Bend
PDF
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450.091/1
Concrete Cradle
PDF
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450.101/1
Anti-seep Collar
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450.111/1Open Cut DitchPDF
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450.121/2
Vehicle Crossing at Stream
PDF
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450.122/2Vehicle Crossing at Stream
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450.131/1Tracer Wire
PDF
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Section 500 - Storm Drainage

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
500.011/1Yard Inlet w/ ConcretePDFDWG
500.021/1Yard Inlet w/ Grate & FramePDFDWG
500.031/1Grate Placement Detail for Catch BasinsPDFDWG
500.041/1Block Catch Basin DetailPDFDWG
500.051/1Precast Batch Basin DetailPDFDWG
500.061/1Precast Manhole Junction BoxPDFDWG
500.071/3Median Curb InletPDFDWG
500.072/3Median Curb InletPDFDWG
500.073/3Median Curb InletPDFDWG
500.081/1Frame Detail for Catch BasinsPDFDWG
500.091/1Storm Drain Pipe Bedding & BackfillingPDFDWG

Section 600 - Water Distribution System

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
600.011/23/4" & 1" Water Service & Meter BoxPDFDWG
600.012/23/4" & 1" Water Service & Meter BoxPDFDWG
600.021/11-1/2" & 2" Meter Installation & VaultPDFDWG
600.031/23" & Larger Meter Installation & VaultPDFDWG
600.032/23" & Larger Meter Installation & VaultPDFDWG
600.041/1Blow-Off AssemblyPDFDWG
600.051/1Hydrant InstallationPDFDWG
600.061/1Hydrant LocationPDFDWG
600.071/1Yard Hydrant (non-freeze)PDFDWG
600.081/1Valve Box InstallationPDFDWG
600.091/1Valve CoverPDFDWG
600.101/1Capping DetailPDFDWG
600.111/1Thrust Collar InstallationPDFDWG
600.121/2Air Release Manhole for Water MainsPDFDWG
600.122/2Air Release Manhole for Water MainsPDFDWG
600.141/1Multiple Branch ServicesPDFDWG
600.151/1Valve Box Marker for Unpaved AreasPDFDWG
600.161/1Tapping Sleeve & Post Indicator ValvePDFDWG
600.171/1Butterfly Valve with 5’ Manhole EncasementPDFDWG
600.181/1Sampling StationPDFDWG
600.191/1Sprinkler Riser & Fire Department ConnectionPDFDWG
600.201/1Curb Side Fire Department ConnectionPDFDWG
600.211/1Reverse TapPDFDWG
600.221/1Tapping Sleeve & ValvePDFDWG
600.231/1Standard Stubout/Capping DetailPDFDWG

Section 620 - Cross Connection Control

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
620.011/2Typical Service & Irrigation ConnectionsPDFDWG
620.012/2Typical Service & Irrigation ConnectionsPDFDWG
620.021/2Typical Fire Connections - CommercialPDFDWG
620.022/2Typical Fire Connections - ResidentialPDFDWG
620.031/13/4" to 2" Residential & Commercial Irrigation Backflow AssemblyPDFDWG
620.041/13/4" to 2" Commercial Outdoor Backflow AssemblyPDFDWG
620.051/13/4" to 2" Commercial Indoor Backflow AssemblyPDFDWG
620.061/1Commercial Outdoor Backflow Assembly (greater or equal to 3")PDFDWG
620.071/1Commercial Indoor Backflow Assembly (greater or equal to 3")PDFDWG
620.081/1Yard FDCPDFDWG
620.091/1Hotbox VUVD FDCPDFDWG
620.101/1Hotbox Inline FDCPDFDWG

Section 700 - Wastewater Collection Systems

Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
700.011/1Standard Typical Sewer Point Repair
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700.021/1Sanitary Sewer Tap & ServicePDFDWG
700.031/1Sanitary Sewer Service ConnectionsPDFDWG
700.041/3Precast ManholePDFDWG
700.042/3Precast ManholePDFDWG
700.043/3Precast ManholePDFDWG
700.051/2Manhole Ring & CoverPDFDWG
700.052/2Manhole Ring & CoverPDFDWG
700.061/2Manhole Ring & Cover EncasementPDFDWG
700.062/2Manhole Ring & Cover EncasementPDFDWG
700.071/1Drop ManholePDFDWG
700.081/1Drop Manhole for Sewer ServicePDFDWG
700.091/1Manhole Step
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700.101/14" Sanitary Sewer Tap & Service for Sewer Mains Over 13’ DeepPDFDWG
700.111/1High Velocity Manhole InvertPDFDWG
700.121/1Doghouse Manhole Installation Over Existing Sewer MainPDFDWG
700.131/1Manhole VentPDFDWG
700.141/1Cleanout Cover for Vehicle Traffic AreasPDFDWG
700.151/1Concrete Encasement for Stream CrossingPDFDWG
700.161/1Sanitary Sewer Protection During Construction
PDFDWG
700.171/1Sanitary Sewer EasementPDFDWG
700.181/1Solid Steel Riser Assembly
PDF
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700.191/2Oil & Grease Structures
PDF
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700.192/2Oil & Grease Structures
PDF
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700.201/1Typical Easement Fence Gate
PDF
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Section 800 - Wastewater Pumping Stations & Force Mains

 Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
800.011/1Force Main Discharge Manhole
PDFDWG
800.021/1Plug Valve Box Installation
PDF
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800.031/2Sewage Grinder Unit (Wetwell Installation)
PDF
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800.032/2Sewage Grinder Unit (Wetwell Installation)
PDF
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800.041/2Standard Mag Meter Installation
PDF
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800.042/2Standard Mag Meter Installation
PDF
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800.051/1Wetwell Hatch
PDF
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800.061/1Pump Station Access Road
PDF
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800.071/1Typical Chain Link Fence
PDF
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800.081/1Typical Security Double Gate
PDF
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800.091/1Typical Pump Station Layout < 500 GPM
PDF
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800.101/1Typical Pump Station Layout > 500 GPM
PDF
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800.111/1Air Release Manhole for Sanitary Sewer Force Mains
PDF
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Section 900 - Greenway Trails

 Std. #Sheet #DescriptionPDFDWG
900.011/1Greenway SectionsPDF
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900.021/3Boardwalk
PDF
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900.022/3Boardwalk
PDF
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900.023/3Boardwalk
PDF
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900.031/2Greenway Signage
PDF
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900.032/2Greenway Signage
PDF
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900.041/1Concrete Approach Slab
PDF
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900.051/1Bench, Trash, Recycling, Dog Station
PDF
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900.061/1Bollard
PDF
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900.071/1Greenway Curb RampPDF
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900.081/1Street-Side Greenway
PDF
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