EFFECTIVE HIGHWAY-UTILITY LIAISON' A SAFEGUARD OF PUBLIC FUNDS

THIS PAPER PRESENTS AND DISCUSSES THE RESULTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE QUESTIONNAIRE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY LIAISON COMPLETED IN 1964 BY 35 PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES /TELEPHONE POWER/, 26 CITY ROAD DEPARTMENTS, 10 PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS AND ONE FEDERAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION AGENCY IN CANADA. EACH OF THE 72 QUESTIONNAIRES CONTAINED ANSWERS TO 35 QUESTIONS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURES AND DEGREE OF MUTUAL PLANNING, CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION IN CONSTRUCTION AMONG THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES USING COMMON RIGHTS-OF-WAY. THE QUESTIONNAIRE SOUGHT TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THESE AGENCIES PROVIDE FOR REASONABLE NOTICE AND ADEQUATE LEAD TIME IN ORDER TO RESOLVE CONFLICTING USES OF LAND OR RIGHT-OF-WAY IN ADVANCE OF CONSTRUCTION TO PERMIT THE INTEGRATION OF PLANS. VARIOUS ARRANGEMENTS EXIST BETWEEN ROAD DEPARTMENTS AND UTILITIES IN THE PRACTISE OF MUTUAL PLANNING, CO-OPERATION, CO-ORDINATION AND INTEGRATION OF DESIGNS. THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY INDICATE THAT LIAISON IS NOT EFFECTIVE IN MOST SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY AND EXAMPLES ARE CITED TO SHOW THAT JOINT ENGINEERING CONSULTATION THROUGHOUT ALL STAGES OF PLANNING AND DESIGN OF ROAD AND UTILITY PROJECTS CAN RESULT IN SUBSTAINTIAL SAVINGS OF MONEY BY BOTH UTILITIES AND HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • P251-301, 76TAB, 4REF, 1APP
  • Authors:
    • Barrett, P F
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

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  • Accession Number: 00200115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1994 12:00AM