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A Guide for the Accommodation of Utilities Within Freeway Rights-of-Way (2011)

Utility firms provide essential services to the public. They often install their facilities within the right-of-way of public roads. If the utilities were not allowed to use the right-of-way, they could be required to purchase their own land, which would increase the overall costs to the utility firms and to the public.This guide provides assistance to various road authorities with establishing and administering reasonably uniform guidelines for the accommodation of utilities within freeway rights-of-way in order to maintain safety, traffic-carrying ability, and the physical integrity of freeways across Canada.

The Guide to the Accommodation of Utilities Within Freeway Rights-of-Way is provided for consideration and use by provincial road authorities in regulating the use and occupancy of freeway rights-of-way by utilities. The Guide makes no reference to the legal right of utilities to use or occupy freeway rights-of-way, or to the financial responsibility involved in the adjustment or installation of utilities within such rights-of-way.

Disponible en français : Guide sur l’installation d’équipements de services publics dans les emprises autoroutières (2011)


Topic:Construction, Maintenance and operations
Focus Area:Infrastructure and Asset Management
Publication code: PTM-ACUTFRW-E
Pages: 13
Publication year: 2011
Media type: pdf
Publication type: National Guidelines
Publication date: October 20, 2011
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