Utility Coordination

Utility Coordination takes the guesswork out of utility conflicts and resolutions, providing a new tool to fast-track project development.

In infrastructure construction projects where modification or relocation of utilities is required, Utility Coordination allows concept, conflict identification, design and the beginning of construction to be performed concurrently, all within state and federal regulations. Early utility coordination allows cross flow of information, gives affected utilities sufficient time to plan new routes for their facilities and provides project designers time to work out a design compromise with utilities that will benefit both sides.

Our Utility Coordination section has years of DOT experience and knows the state and federal guidelines for reimbursement from the inside. Headed by a professional engineer and backed by a knowledgeable team of right-of-way and land agents with comprehensive experience in utility coordination at all levels, our team has expertise in civil engineering, surveying and transportation design as well as the DOT Utility Manual and FHWA Utility Accommodation Rules, which can often provide alternative designs that eliminate the need for a utility to relocate.

Our team can provide:

  • Site management
  • Data management
  • Project tracking graphics
  • Agreement assembly and processing
  • Verification of utility invoicing
  • Site inspection and as-built plans

With these tools, we work with you to develop a plan specifically tailored to meet the needs of your project and get you the maximum reimbursement for incurred cost in the shortest time.

"We appreciate how the SAM folks 'go the extra mile' for us all the time and couldn’t be happier with the services they provide. I’ve turned down numerous business requests from competitors in your line of business, as I see no need in 'changing horses'...when we very much like the services and pricing you guys provide to us. Bottom line...keep up the great work!"

Vice President, Energy Company