GDOT SR 20 Widening Utility Engineering

Cherokee County, Georgia

Through our GDOT UC On-Call Contract, SAM performed utility coordination on SR 20, a major east/west corridor. This project is one of many that widens SR 20 from 2 lanes to 6 lanes in Cherokee/Forsyth County, Georgia. This was a Public Interest Determination (PID) project, which allowed the Department to fund public and privately owned utilities if the utility owners participated and allowed their facilities to be placed in the roadway contract. SAM support services included:

  • Complete review of the project from a utilities standpoint
  • Determine sufficiency of available subsurface utility engineering (SUE) information
  • Identify utility conflicts and manage those conflicts to resolution
  • Assess utility owner status and concerns
  • Conduct coordination meetings
  • Establish submittal schedules for utility owners
  • Perform Prior Right Research for those Utility owners that provided a Prior Right Claim and provided response
  • Perform utility engineering and constructability reviews of proposed utility information to ensure compliance with Utility accommodation policy and standards manual (UAM) and FHWA policies and recommended design changes to mitigate conflicts and right of way concerns
  • Established and submit required documents, and forward utility relocation designs in Microstation (DGN) format in compliance with electronic data guidelines (EDG) to GDOT with recommendations
  • Established pay items for utilities included in the contract, utility design plans(44 series plans), and Special Provisions for electric, telecom, CATV, gas, water, and sewer facilities
  • Provide Utility Relocation Cost estimates

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