Develop and Updated Methodology for Calculation of Reimbursement Levels for Utility Relocations

Of the various situations in which a utility relocation is eligible for reimbursement at Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), one of the most complex situations is when parts of the existing utility facility involve a property interest. For utility facilities that involve a private property interest, TxDOT uses an eligibility ratio, which is defined as the percentage of utility facilities that are reimbursable in relation to the total amount of utility facilities being relocated. In practice, eligibility calculations can be convoluted or complex, particularly in situations where the utility facility spans multiple property interest locations. The research team will develop and test an improved methodology to determine reimbursement eligibility and calculate utility reimbursement amounts. The research team will document a significant sample of utility relocations and their associated reimbursement costs to develop a reliable baseline of practices throughout the state, evaluate practices in other states, develop and test an updated methodology for utility reimbursement eligibility criteria and calculations, prepare a guidebook with examples on how to determine utility reimbursement criteria and calculate reimbursement amounts, and prepare and test training materials.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250972
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Kasberg, Katelyn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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

    Quiroga, Cesar

  • Start Date: 20230901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01894809
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7176
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2023 2:10PM