(R01A, R01B, R15B)

More than 35 million miles of underground utilities are known to exist in the United States but many more are not identified. That’s why transportation agencies and contractors need every possible advantage to detect and manage utility conflicts and make wise decisions every time a shovel goes into the ground. Through SHRP2, three tools are available to help transportation professionals manage their utility program and save lives, money, and time. Utility Locating Technologies(R01B), Identifying and Managing Utility Conflicts(R15B), and 3D Utility Location Data Repository (R01A) address the biggest challenges presented by underground utilities:

  • How to more accurately locate utilities;
  • How to manage potential conflicts to minimize delays and disruptions to the public; and
  • How to better organize and ensure data is stored for current and future projects.

Click here to view an overview brochure explaining the linkages between these three products.

Tools & Technologies

Utility Conflict Management Standalone Conflict List Template

Utility Conflict Management Data Model and Database

Utility Conflict Management Training

TRB Guidance Documents

Case Studies

Presentations and Webinars
Related Materials and Information
State Efforts
Implementation Assistance Program
  • Arkansas, California, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, and Virginia are currently using Utility Locating Technologies through the FHWA/AASHTO Implementation Assistance Program (IAP).
  • California, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington are currently using Identifying and Managing Utility Conflicts through the IAP.
  • California, the District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington are currently using 3D Utility Location Data Repository through the IAP.
Related Links

Video Overview of Kentucky Utility and Rail Tracking (KURT) System

The KURT System walks users through a road project’s utility coordination process including a full utility conflict matrix. This video provides a glimpse into the basic functionality of the Kurt System.