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Utilities, Railroads, and Agreements

The HQ Development Division, Utilities, Railroad, and Agreements Section (URA) provides centralized review, technical advice, and coordinates services providing necessary support needed for doing business with the department relating to utilities, railroads, and agreements.

Centralization of these services allows for effective coordination and provides a clearinghouse for relevant information and guidance. This unit oversees the WSDOT Utilities Manual, the WSDOT Utilities Accommodation Policy, and the WSDOT Agreements Manual. This work unit also provides subject matter expertise for the highway-railroad grade crossing chapter of the WSDOT Design Manual.

WSDOT Regional Utilities Offices are responsible for the administration of the WSDOT Utilities Accommodation Policy. Regional and headquarters staff coordinate with utility companies to generate and execute various types of Agreements, Permits and Franchises associated with construction and maintenance within their respective region.

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