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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Toolkit

Sample Materials and Forms

Utilities initial presentation

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MDOT ACTT Workshop

I-94 Accelerated Construction Technology
Detroit, Michigan
April 17-19, 2007

MDOT ACTT Workshop

Utilities/Railroad Coordination

Initial Presentation

Utilities/Railroad Coordination

Team Members

  • Marion Leaphart, Utilities Manager, SC DOT
  • Veena Jasuja, MDOT, Detroit TSC
  • Nick Lefke, MDOT, Lansing, Design
  • Bill Stonebrook, MDOT, Lansing, Design
  • Steve Rapp, MDOT, Lansing, Design

Facilitator:

  • Anu Taneja, MDOT, Lansing, Contract Services

Notes:

  • Lynn Venturino, MDOT, Lansing, Design Support

Goals for Skill Set

  • Identify utility relocation opportunities (public and private)
  • Define ideas to maintain railroad traffic
  • Coordinate placement of fiber optic utilities with the railroad ROW
  • Identify issues with existing utilities

Designate a full time MDOT Utilities Coordinator

  • Oversee all aspects of utility coordination
  • Act as "go to" person for MDOT and utilities.
  • Report to project manager or have final authority for utility coordination
  • Streamline communication between other skill sets

Utilize Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)

  • Have a SUE provider available during the design phase
  • Update the current SUE data
  • Make full use of all data
  • Share the SUE deliverables with other skill sets and utilities
  • Expedited utility information to resolve conflicts

Identify and resolve major municipal utility issues

  • Early and often involvement of utilities
  • Identify potential "show stoppers" early
  • Identify all relocation work
  • Identify all new work

Identify and resolve private/public utility issues

  • Early and often involvement of utilities
  • Identify potential "show stoppers" early
  • Identify all relocation work
  • Identify all new work
  • Identify reimbursable relocations
  • Advance utility relocation
  • Coordination with other skill sets

Incentives

  • Participate in preliminary engineering costs for private/public utilities
  • Pilot project

Form steering committee comprised of high level MDOT and RR officials

  • Expedite railroad decision making
  • Improve communications between RR and MDOT

Form a Design Engineering Committee

  • Early identification of design constraints
  • Early and often involvement of railroads
  • Identify potential "show stoppers" early

Contract with qualified vendor knowledgeable in RR operations and in securing RR approvals

  • Designate MDOT RR expert for consultant selection of RR coordination
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