A Guide for Accommodating Utilities within Highway Right-of-Way

Utilities have various degrees of authority to install their lines and facilities on the right-of-way of public roads and streets. It is in the public interest for utility facilities to be accommodated on highway right-of-way when such use and occupancy do not adversely affect highway safety, construction, maintenance, or operations. It is the intent of these guidelines to assist the various transportation agencies in establishing and administering reasonable uniform utility accommodation policies. Minimizing possible interference and impairment to the highway and its structures, minimizing adverse visual impacts, and minimizing maintenance are covered in these guidelines. The guidelines apply to all public and private utilities, including, but not limited to, electric power, communications, cable television, water, gas, oil, slurry, petroleum products, steam, sanitary sewers, drainage, irrigation, and similar facilities that are to be located, adjusted, or relocated within the right-of-way of highways under the jurisdiction of transportation agencies. Such utilities may involve underground, surface, or overhead facilities, either singularly or in combination.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1560513063
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book Code: GAU-4
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 28 2005 1:53PM