Shortening Project Delivery
Flexibilities in Utility Accommodation and Relocation
The often–conflicting priorities of State transportation agencies and utility companies can adversely affect the timely completion of transportation projects. Potential utility conflicts exist on most transportation projects. It is estimated that half of all highway and bridge projects eligible for Federal funding involve the relocation of utility facilities, and construction generally takes longer and costs more when utilities need to be relocated. The initiative will spotlight existing flexibilities currently in place under Federal law and regulations and describe techniques that foster effective utility coordination during project development which warrant more widespread use.
- Right of Way and Utilities Guidelines and Best Practices - Strategic Plan 4-4, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Standing Committee on Highways
- Streamlining and Integrating Right-of-Way and Utility Processes With Planning, Environmental, and Design Processes in Australia and Canada, AASHTO, TRB & FHWA
Federal Laws, Regulations & Policies:
- Program Guide: Utility Relocation and Accommodation on Federal-Aid Highway Projects
- FHWA Utility Program
- Accommodation of utilities on right-of-way of Federal-aid Highways (23 USC. 109(l))
- Relocation of utilities due to construction projects on any Federal-aid highway (23 USC 123)
- Utility relocations, adjustments, and reimbursement.(23 CFR 645)
- Accommodation of Utilities
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