Guide to Acquire Utility Property Interests and Reimburse Utility Relocation Costs

The objective of this research was to identify effective statutory means, agency policies, and project development procedures state departments of transportation (DOTs) use to acquire rights of way (ROW) and compensate for utility relocations and to develop guidance DOTs and others may use to enhance the effectiveness of their own practices. The product of this research shall be a report, helpful to utility companies as well as DOTs, describing the primary factors influencing policies and practices, a framework for assessing effectiveness of an agency’s policies and practices, and examples of very effective policies and practices that agencies might adapt to control risks of project delay and cost increases attributable to utility relocations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-08

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Jared, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Quiroga, Cesar

  • Start Date: 20190401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221113
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221113

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672542
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-08
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2018 9:35AM