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Title: Railroad


1
Railroad Utility Issues
  • Michael Seely, P.E.
  • Chief Railroad Utilities Engineer
  • Utah Department of Transportation

2
Utility Issues
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Method to positively locate underground utilities
  • Best performed early in the design process
  • National studies show a 41 cost savings

3
Utility Issues
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • UDOT rules require Utilities to provide SUE
    information at their cost
  • Rule in effect since May 2000, however we are
    just now beginning full implementation

4
Utility Issues
  • Cooperation during construction
  • UDOT pays an average of 2.1M in utility related
    change orders each year.
  • Thousands of hours of lost time as well

5
Utility Issues
  • Cooperation during construction
  • Working to reduce delays by improved
    communication
  • SUE should help reduce delays

6
Railroad Issues
  • Commuter Rail
  • Quiet Zones
  • Local traffic impacts
  • Cooperation with Transit Authority

7
Railroad Issues
  • Aerial Easements
  • UPRR has requested payment for aerial crossings
  • Discussions are on-going to resolve this issue
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