Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 53-04. Practices in the Collection and Use of Utility As-Built Information for Minimizing Project Risks

In a recent Federal Highway Administration review of state department of transportation (DOT) utility programs, federal regulations (23 CFR 635.105 and 23 CFR 635.123) cited the need for states to improve in their inspection and collection of utility as-built information as part of relocation operations. It has further been noted that utility as-built information as collected through permitted accommodations varies substantially by state and by utility company. The effective collection and use of this information can minimize utility-related impacts and delays resulting in savings to state DOTs and utility companies alike. The objective of this synthesis is to document current state DOT practices related to utility as-built collection and use, including approaches taken by state DOTs in working with utility companies for sharing as-built information. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): (1) approaches to collecting utility company records and information; (2) practices for collecting utility company records through non-disclosure agreements; (3) approaches to the use of utility data repositories and 3-D utility as-built information; (4) practices for surveying or collecting information on aboveground utilities; (5) uses of utility as-built information in planning, project development, or maintenance operations; and (6) opportunities realized by state DOTs through using utility as-built information during planning, project development, and maintenance. Information will be gathered through a literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 53-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20210430
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771609
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 53-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 17 2021 3:14PM