Accommodating Innovative Uses of Public Right of Way

Recent FHWA guidance on non-traditional uses of public right of way (ROW) has increased demand for state-owned ROW. Non-traditional uses include broadband, equipment for connected and autonomous vehicles, alternative power sources (e.g., solar, wind), and small cell wireless equipment (collectively named Clean Energy and Connectivity [CEC]). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) needs a structured framework that can (1) enable strategic deployment of CEC facilities on public ROW and (2) support the development of accommodation standards to guide decision making on issues like CEC placement, construction methods, materials, and permitting. KTC will develop best practices for identifying corridor types and/or general locations most appropriate for CEC deployment on public ROW, and recommend physical standards for permitting alternative ROW uses.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $250000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wallace, Candice

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860985
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR23-636
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 12 2022 12:57PM