Managing Utility Cuts
One of the most aggravating occurrences undermining the structural stability of a newly constructed or resurfaced road is the utility repair. This course covers the management of roadway excavations by contractors and utilities through local ordinances or statutes, permits and fees, specifications and proper inspection. State procedures for state roads will be reviewed along with Miss Utility one call requirements, trenching and shoring, and work zone traffic control. The use of flowable fill will be discussed. The session ties everything back to liability and good risk management and closes with tips on program development and implementation.
This course was designed for engineers, inspectors, technicians, supervisors, and local officials involved with the construction and maintenance of roadways, or the inspection of roadway work utilities, and is targeted towards those agencies and jurisdictions which do not have established procedures for permits and inspections of roadway work by utilities and others. It is also appropriate for those that may be revising existing procedures.