- Utilities Manual
- Utility Accommodation Policy
- GSOC (Gopher State One Call)
- Traffic Control Manual
- Statutes & Rules
- Utility Owner Status Reports
- Utility Agreement Estimate and Invoice Templates
- Utility Operators Contact List
- MnDOT Construction
- Transmission Line Guidelines
This policy prescribes practices and procedures to regulate and accommodate utility facilities along, across, or on the right of way of all trunk highways and other transportation facilities under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation.
This policy applies to all public and private utilities. It covers all existing utility facilities retained, relocated, replaced, or altered, and new utility facilities installed on State right of way, including those needed for highway purposes (for example, highway lighting or service to a weigh station, rest area, or recreation area).
This policy applies to longitudinal installation of wireline facilities used for the transmission of voice, data, and/or video communications. The transverse installation of telecommunication facilities and other utilities that cross over or under MnDOT’s freeway right of way shall continue to be regulated in accordance with MnDOT’s Utility Accommodation Policy Highways No. 6.4 and Mn/Dot Policy Guideline – Highways No. 6.4.G-1.
It is the intent of this policy to establish procedures whereby the individual state transportation agencies may uniformly administer the accommodation of utilities on freeways. This policy applies to all highways with full control of access, regardless of system.
These guidelines assist transportation agencies in establishing and administering reasonable uniform utility accommodation policies. The guidelines cover how to accommodate utility facilities while minimizing:
- Possible interference and impairment to the highway and its structures;
- Adverse visual impacts; and
In 2006, MnDOT began implementing this utility coordination process. It offers the potential to reduce issues that can arise with utility facilities during construction of transportation projects and to make the process of relocating utility facilities go smoother and more efficiently for all involved. The utility coordination process seeks to resolve any utility coordination issues and to complete utility relocation, if at all possible, before construction begins. It places more emphasis on identifying utility facilities and planning for their relocation in the design phase. In both the short and long term, the utility coordination process provides a solid foundation for greater success.
Consultant information developed to help consultants, who are serving
as project managers on MnDOT projects, understand their roles, responsibilities
and next steps.
Overview of 15 Step process
Consultant project manager checklist
Utility Owner information developed to help utility owners who are involved
with MnDOT projects understand their roles, responsibilities, and next
Overview of 15 Step process
Utility owner checklist
Local Agency information provides guidance in the application of the
MnDOT utility coordination process for construction on or impacts to
trunk highway right of way.
Local agency project manager checklist
Local Agency Guide
This guide was developed to provide local agencies with a reference to the utility coordination process.
This guide was developed to provide contractor’s with a reference to utility coordination while working on a MnDOT construction project.
MnDOT Utilities Manual
MnDOT has developed a utility coordination process that emphasizes communication among all those whose work impacts utility coordination on transportation projects. The process encourages communication within MnDOT and between MnDOT and utility owners to accurately identify and resolve issues with utility facilities that are affected by transportation projects as early as possible in the design of a project.
Utilities Manual (PDF, 3MB)
Design Build Supplement (PDF, 6MB)
This is a listing of MnDOT road sections that are built to a freeway design standard, with full control of access, and require special permitting procedures.
A table containing height clearances required on or along MnDOT roads.
The department-wide process to resolve utility issues between MnDOT and Utility Owners in a timely manner at the lowest possible level.