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Office of Construction (Utilities Section)

Mission Statement: To provide utility coordination services to our internal and external customers to ensure timely delivery of the Highway Capital Program. The team is committed to maintaining the highest quality standards to meet highway and safety requirements and to equitably distribute relocation costs.

Responsible for coordinating utility facilities placed within SHA right-of-way. Works with district, design groups and utility personnel to ensure utility relocations are coordinated with highway construction. Provides technical engineering expertise to SHA and utility personnel. Initiates and maintains SHA's Utility Policy and Procedures. Performs engineering (P.S.&E./Final Bill) reviews of utility work statewide. Secures Federal participation for utility relocations necessitated by highway construction. Ensures that 3rd party utility work incorporated into SHA projects is handled properly, agreements are executed, cost responsibility is determined and that 3rd parties are billed for their share of the cost.

Responsibilities:

  • Engineering Reviews
  • Third Party Agreements
  • Final Utility Invoices
  • Track Utility Involved Change Orders
  • Utility Information
  • Federal Participation in Relocations
  • Prior Rights determinations

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