COMBINED UTILITY/TRANSPORTATION TUNNEL SYSTEMS - ECONOMIC, TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FEASIBILITY

Although utility tunnels are common in Europe and Asia, United States use is largely confined to institutions where all utilities are under single ownership. Cut-and-cover transportation projects appear to display nearly ideal conditions for the use of utility tunnels. This project evaluated the economic, technical and institutional feasibility of incorporating utility tunnels into cut-and-cover transportation tunnel projects. Direct construction costs for the utility tunnel and conventional utility treatment options were projected and found to be comparable. In addition, significant reductions in urban disruption result when the construction of the utility tunnel and transportation tunnel is properly integrated. The combined tunnel system is the recommended option. The treatment of each utility, the structure of the tunnel operating entity and recommendations for implementation are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with American Public Works Association, Chicago, Ill.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    American Public Works Association

    1313 East 60th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60637

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Huck, P J
    • Iyengar, M N
    • Makeig, K S
    • Chipps, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 242 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-50 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-794
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM