Utility Coordination Training for Local Agencies and Utility Owners, FY09

Principal Investigator(s):

Jim Grothaus, Former Sr Dir, Tech Assist, Center for Transportation Studies

Project summary:

The Implementation of the new Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) utility coordination process impacted existing roles and responsibilities of Mn/DOT personnel, consultants, utility owners, and local agencies involved with utility coordination. Consequently, unforeseen implementation issues were expected to surface as Mn/DOT began to apply the new utility coordination process. A careful implementation strategy played an important role in the successful adoption of the new utility coordination process: the Mn/DOT Utility Training expanded specific training for Minnesota city and county personnel who coordinated utilities on Mn/DOT trunk highway right-of-way, and trained utility owners to better understand the Mn/DOT coordination process and their associated roles and responsibilities.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2009036
  • Start date: 10/2008
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Research Implementation
  • Topics: Training and Development