A guide for accommodating utilities within highway right of way

Document Name: A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way CFRSection(s): Standards Body: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials A Guide for ■:■:■:■:■ ■•■■X' w$^££M$£&M$Mi^^ © 2005 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Linnenkohl, Georgia Vice President: David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota Secretary-Treasurer: Larry M. Jones Tennessee Wayne Kinder Nevada John La Plante American Public Works Association Donald A. A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way • The transportation agency should determine the need for casing of pressurized carrier pipes and carriers of materials that are flammable, corrosive, expansive, energized, or unstable.King, Pennsylvania Regional Representatives: REGION I: Dan Tangherlini, District of Columbia, One- Year Term Jim Capaldi, Rhode Island, Two- Year Term REGION II: Harold Linnenkohl, Georgia, One- Year Term Joe Mclnnes, Alabama, Two- Year Term REGION III: Frank Busalacchi, Wisconsin, One- Year Term Carol Molnau, Minnesota, Two- Year Term REGION IV: David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota, One- Year Term Victor Mendez, Arizona, Two- Year Term NONVOTING MEMBERS Immediate Past President: Jack Lettiere, New Jersey AASHTO Executive Director: John Horsley, Washington, DC A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON GEOMETRIC DESIGN 2004 Members Robert L. Prosser Federal Highway Administration, Secretary Jim Mc Donnell AASHTO Liaison Reza Amini Oklahoma Don T. Lyford New Hampshire Reza Maleki Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Mark A. • Jacked or bored installations of coated carrier pipes should be encased. Encasement The following controls are suggested for providing encasement of pipeline crossings of the highway: • Casings should be considered for the following conditions: - Crossings of freeways, expressways, and other controlled access highways and at other locations where it is necessary to avoid trenched construction. Coordination among utilities is essential where utility accesses and valve covers are to occupy highway right-of-way. If no feasible alternative exists, appurtenances within the clear zone should meet breakaway criteria or be shielded by a traffic barrier. • Appurtenances protruding more than 100 mm (4 in.) above the ground line should be located outside the clear zone and as close to the right-of-way line as pratical.

• Utility accesses and valve covers should not be located in the roadway of rural highways.These guidelines should be interpreted and applied to the extent consistent with State laws which give utilities the right to use or occupy highway right-of-way.BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOROffice of the Federal Register Washington, D. By Authority of the Code of Federal Regulations: 23 CFR 645.211Name of Legally Binding Document: AASHTO: A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way Name of Standards Organization: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENTThis document has been duly INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE into federal regulations and shall be considered legally binding upon all citizens and residents of the United States of America.*********A********* By Authority Of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Legally Binding Document By the Authority Vested By Part 5 of the United States Code § 552(a) and Part 1 of the Code of Regulations § 51 the attached document has been duly INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE and shall be considered legally binding upon all citizens and residents of the United States of America. - As protection for carrier pipe from external loads or shock either during or after construction of the highway.HEED THIS NOTICE : Criminal penalties may apply for noncompliance. ISBN: 1-56051-306-3 Publ Code: GAU-4 A Guide for Accommodating Utilities Within Highway Right-of-Way AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2005-2006 VOTING MEMBERS Officers: President: Harold E. Clark New York David Hutchison National League of Cities Jeff C. - As a means of conveying leaking fluids or gases away from the area directly beneath the roadway to a point of venting at or near the right-of-way line or to a point of drainage in the highway ditch or a natural drainage way.

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