Utility Pole Safety and Hazard Evaluation Approaches

This report summarizes the strategies, policies and technologies that state transportation agencies (STAs) and utility companies use to address potential utility pole hazards. The report documents how STAs and utility companies identify, evaluate, and successfully address these concerns. The state of practices was examined through a review of literature, an online survey of state transportation agencies, and interviews with state transportation agencies, which led to the creation of case examples highlighting successful strategies, policies, and technologies that address potential utility pole hazards. Individual chapters address: the historical perspective, survey responses, factors associated with utility pole crashes, identification of utility poles in high-risk locations, countermeasure cost-effectiveness, current countermeasure practices, safety devices, STA case examples, and utility owner case examples.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 191p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309481748
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-04
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2020 11:23AM