Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 40-04. Utility Location and Highway Design

Many states believe they give utilities adequate consideration in their highway designs. Even so, utilities remain a leading cause of delays to projects. Highway projects in the past were often designed with little or no consideration of existing utilities. This was because the primary source of information was existing utility records, which were often inaccurate and incomplete. Hence, utilities were routinely relocated, often at great expense and often unnecessarily. Now, with Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), accurate information on subsurface utilities is routinely being collected in many states. Unfortunately, even though information about SUE is readily available, it is often not used to its best advantage. That is because information on existing best practices has not been made widely available to highway designers. This study will also include above-ground utilities.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18048

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464460
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:42PM