A guide for accommodating utilities within highway right of way
Simmons District of Columbia Zahra Dorriz Allen Miller Kathleen Penney State Members Florida Brian A. Preferably, the markers should be located at the right-of-way line if that location will provide adequate warning. Markers should be installed in such a manner as to not interfere with highway safety and maintenance operations.The AASHTO guidelines in this publication are provided in the interest of developing and preserving safe highway operations and roadsides.Minimizing possible interference and impairment to the highway and its structures, providing a good appearance, and minimizing maintenance are covered in these guidelines. 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. • When it is likely that highway construction or maintenance activities could involve existing underground utilities, it is desirable to locate and identify these facilities well in advance of the commencement of the work as an aid to work crews. The telephone numbers to request marking the line location prior to excavation and for emergency response should appear on the marker.
These guidelines are provided for consideration and use by transportation agencies in regulating the use and occupancy of highway right-of-way by utilities.
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.
These guidelines supplement, but do not alter the provisions of the AASHTO A Policy on the Accommodation of Utilities within Freeway Right-of- Way (2).
It is recognized that a distinction exists between buried fiber optic cables and other utilities.