Frequently Asked Questions - Utility Coordination

  1. Who do I contact for specific project information or placement of a new utility facility within the right-of-way?
  2. Where can I find information regarding future projects?
  3. What are the guidelines and restrictions for placing utility type facilities within the highway right-of-way?
  4. How do I obtain a permit to place utility type facilities within the highway right-of-way?
  5. How much does a Utility Permit cost?

1. Who do I contact for specific project information or placement of a new utility facility within the right-of-way?

Answer: Project coordination and placement of new utility facilities is handled by the Transportation Service Centers (TSC). Please contact the appropriate TSC personnel for additional information.

2. Where can I find information regarding future projects?

Answer: The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a list of projects that the state proposes to fund with federal aid. The STIP lists road, bridge and transit projects located exclusively in rural areas.
The MDOT Five Year Plan is officially approved by the State Transportation Commission and provides statewide project information and/or information by specific regions.

3. What are the guidelines and restrictions for placing utility type facilities within the highway right-of-way?

Answer: The MDOT Utility Accommodation Policy, approved by the MDOT Transportation Commission, provides specific guidelines and policy for utilities placing facilities within the highway right-of-way.

4. How do I obtain a permit to place utility type facilities within the highway right-of-way?

Answer: Contact your MDOT Transportation Service Center (TSC) to obtain the required permit to place utility type facilities within the highway right-of-way.

5. How much does a Utility Permit cost?

Answer: The MDOT Construction Permit Fee Schedule provides cost information for utility permits.