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Utility Relocation Program Resources


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The Utility Relocation Program is managed within the Programs Unit of the Right of Way Section. The Right of Way Section is located under the Technical Services Branch of the Highway Division.

The Programs Unit, located in Salem, is responsible for assisting the regions, providing ODOT with specialized information, recommending proposed policy and establishing procedures in accordance with approved policy. The Programs Unit is also responsible for approving utility agreements and authorizing reimbursable utility work related to construction.

This website was developed to assist regions and ODOT consultants in the process of coordinating and mitigating utility impacts. This page has general information on policy and procedures with links to other utility related web sites. The Utility Forms Library page contains the detailed processes, forms, templates and examples necessary for a Utility Coordinator to accomplish the duties and activities necessary to certify a project.

The index links shown below will direct you to the information under that category.

 Contacts and Informational Links


Utility Relocation Program Contact List for each Region


Highway Permits (Utility Permts) 

 Utility Permits


Legal References  

AG Letter of Counsel - Use of Highway Funds

Laws, Rules & Regulations Pertaining to the Utility Program

MOU between ODOT and USDA Forest Service

Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) specific to the Utility Relocation Program

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) specific to the Utility Relocation Program

Oregon Supreme Court Ruling - Gas Tax Expenditures Involving Utilities

Local Public Agency Projects

Local Public Agency Projects 


Policy & Guides

ODOT/FHWA Reimbursement Policy (23 CFR 645A)

Reimbursement Policy Derivation

Utility Relocation Guide, updated December 2011

Chapter 10, Right of Way Manual (Utility Section) updated April 2016.


Program Links, External


AASHTO Utility Program


BPA Power Company Map (new)​

Code of Federal Regulations

Dig Safely, Common Ground Alliance



Oregon Blue Book

Oregon Railroads

Oregon Utility Coordinating Council (OUCC)

Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC)

Underground Focus Magazine

Utility Notification Center (UNC)

Utility Program Guide, FHWA



Program Links, Internal


Bureau of Reclamation Facilities by State: Oregon

Construction Manual, Chapter 24: Work Done by Utilities

Design Manual

Digital Video Log

Geometronics, Links to County Surveyors Offices

ODOT Maps - State, City, County, Region, District

Office of Maintenance 


Schedule of Contract Lettings

Standard Specifications, Section 150:50 - Cooperation with Utilities

STIP (State Transportation Improvement Program)

Transportation Data

Transportation Data Public Road Inventory



Utility Forms Library

Utility Forms Library