ACCOMODATION OF UTILITY PLANT WITHIN THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF URBAN STREETS AND HIGHWAYS: MANUAL OF IMPROVED PRACTICE

This manual sets forth principles and practices under which utility facilities can be successfully accommodated within urban rights-of-way. These principles and practices can be characterized by five steps. 1. Enabling legislation to establish rights of local agencies to control use of the right-of-way; 2. Provision of adequate staff and budget to protect the public's investment in its streets and highways; 3. Establishment and implementation of adequate permit, inspection, and pavement restoration controls; 4. Implementation of cooperation and coordination mechanisms and record systems among all major utilities; and 5. Provision of accurate information to the field forces who excavate in the rights-of-way to allow them to work safely and protect existing utility plant. This manual and the companion report should be of valuable assistance to State and local highway agencies in cooperation with utility companies for making improvements to utility accommodation policies and practices.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a companion report to, "Accommodation of Utility Plant Within the Rights-of-way of Urban Streets and Highways: State-of-the-Art." FHWA-RD-75-8. Also available in set of 2 reports as PB 245 198. Companion report is PB-245 200
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Works Association

    1313 East 60th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60637

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bert, K E
    • Cohn, P E
    • Hurst, W D
    • Kuykendall, C R
    • Sullivan, R H
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWH-RD-75-9 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7850
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1989 12:00AM