Valuation and Compensation for Accommodating Utility and Communications Installations in Public Rights of Way

The objective of this research was to identify best practices and prepare guidelines for state DOTs on how to evaluate and charge for the accommodation of utility and communication installations on public highway right-of-way (ROW). The guidelines were to at least include a comparison of fees, leasing, and in-kind trading used by a majority of state DOTs. Reasons for the variance in fees, valuation methods, and other factors were analyzed to explain the variation in approaches taken by state DOTs, and were to be standardized and normalized so that the comparisons are evaluated in like terms. The guidelines were to provide state DOTs the means and approaches necessary to execute a fee or leasing schedule for occupancy both for general utilities and for telecommunications facilities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 15-70

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Jared, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sturgill, Roy

  • Start Date: 20200817
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221117
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221117

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707673
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 15-70
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2019 3:51PM