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MassDOT Highway - Utility Directives Briefing on February 1

Type:  Announcements  

MassDOT Utility Policies and Directives Workshop
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM 
 MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms 2 & 3

 
Space is limited to the first 150 people that sign up.
There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance. 

Register on-line:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MassDOT-02-01-12-Utilities
  
The MassDOT Highway Division is holding this briefing about recently issued Engineering Directives related to Utilities* for the engineering, contracting and utility community in cooperation with ACEC/MA, BSCES, CIM, MALSCE and the utilities. 
 
Speaker: Guy Rezendes, PE, State Utilities-Railroad Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Transportation - Highway Division 
   
Register:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MassDOT-02-01-12-Utilities 
We may need to contact you about your registration, due to the space limitation. If you do not hear from us by January 27 at 4 PM, your registration is all set. 
 
Review the new directives at: http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=content/engineering02&sid=about
*This session will cover:
E-11-003 Utility CD submissions
E-11-005 ROW Policy for Utilities
E-11-006 Utility Durations within MassDOT Contracts
E-11-008 - Utility Reimbursement Policy 
 
In case of weather issues on February 1, you will be notified by email only about any change in this session. In addition, The Engineering Center's web calendar listing for this February 1 session on  would include any change. 
  
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Utility Reimbursement Policy - E-11-008  http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/downloads/engineeringDirectives/2011/E-11-008.pdf
Defines the Utility Reimbursement Policy for all projects advertised after September 30, 2012--which is a date change. Provides for 100% reimbursement to municipally-owned utilities and 50% incentive-based reimbursement to privately-owned utilities.
 

 

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Preliminary Design Requirements for Federally Funded Transportation Projects - E-11-009

http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/downloads/engineeringDirectives/2011/E-11-009.pdf
Clarifies FHWA requirements under NEPA regarding evaluating and mitigating the potential environmental effects of transportation projects. Defines activities that may be advanced under preliminary design prior to completion of the NEPA review process. Directs that MassDOT not take any action that will prejudice selection of a preferred alternative.

 

For a full list of MassDOT Engineering Directives:   http://www.mhd.state.ma.us/default.asp?pgid=content/engineering02&sid=about

 

 
 
 
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