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.
- Prepared in cooperation with American Public Works Association, Chicago, Ill.
IIT Research Institute10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL USA 60616
Chicago, IL USA 60637
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Huck, P J
- Iyengar, M N
- Makeig, K S
- Chipps, J
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 242 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Costs; Cut and cover tunneling; Earthwork; Economic analysis; Excavation and tunneling; Feasibility analysis; Joint use; Physical distribution; Public utilities; Right of way (Land); Subways; Tunneling; Tunnels; Underground structures; Urban areas; Utility theory; Vehicular tunnels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Distribution systems; Utilities
- Old TRIS Terms: Joint facilities; Utility
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Public Transportation;
- 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