Integration of Utility Coordination and Highway Design

Utility facilities are often permitted to occupy road rights of way and are essential to the communities that transportation agencies serve. Historically, utilities have been viewed as obstructions to making road improvements, however, perceptions about how agencies work with utility operators is evolving. The result of this shift is that many state DOTs now explicitly treat utility companies as partners in the road project development process. Strategic integration of utility coordination and roadway design can forge synergies necessary to expedite highway project delivery. The goal of this project is to align utility coordination process milestones with project development process milestones. It will also capture and delineate the responsibilities of agencies and utility operators and provide guidance for coordinating stakeholder activities.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $165000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 20-581

    • 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:

      Taylor, Tim

    • Start Date: 20190701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01711178
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 20-581
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 17 2019 1:37PM