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Roadways intersect utility facilities above and below ground. Facilities such as water, sewer, natural gas, fiber optic, and electric lines may be impacted by highway improvement projects and often require relocation. Issues and conflicts between highway features and utility facilities can arise and impede highway construction projects, causing construction delays, economic impacts, and safety concerns.

NCHRP Research Report 1110: Minimizing Utility Issues During Construction: A Guide, from TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, provides practitioners with a guide to help mitigate utility conflicts using strategies such as improving pre-letting utility investigations, inspection procedures, and change order documentation.

Supplemental to the report is NCHRP Web-Only Document 396: Strategies to Address Utility Issues During Highway Construction, a presentation, and an implementation plan.


Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. Minimizing Utility Issues During Construction: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

44 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-70986-6

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