Right-of-Way and Utilities Support
The Right-of-Way & Utilities office of the Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) is responsible for the administration of acquisition and relocation activities on Federal or federally assisted projects and programs. The office also serves to identify and resolve utility conflicts that occur when accommodating public utilities on highway right of way.
This Right-of-Way & Utilities web page is intended to provide standard guidelines for consultants preparing Right-of-Way Plans, Plats and Centerline Descriptions on WFLHD transportation improvement programs.
It is also intended to serve as a resource for state and local agencies acquiring right of way for Federal Lands Projects. Property owners and occupants; county, state and federal agencies; private consultants; and public utility companies can also access WFLHD programs and activities through this site.
You are invited to browse and use this information. You are also invited to give us suggestions on how we can make these pages more useful to you, and how our programs can be improved. Feel free to email Joe Baybado at email@example.com or call (360) 619-7675.
- FHWA Planning, Environment, & Real Estate (HEP)
A resource on FHWA programs and activities for property owners, property occupants, transportation improvement program professionals, highway right-of-way and other public acquisition program professionals.
- FHWA Real Estate Policies
Includes information on legislation, regulations, guidance, policies, 23 CFR & non-regulatory supplements, and 23 CFR PART 710 & new regulation.
- FHWA Real Estate Publications
A collection of publications dealing with such subjects as appraisal, property acquisition, relocation assistance, right-of-way statistics, and the Transportation Equity Act.
- FHWA Real Estate Project Development Guide (PDG)
The Real Estate Services Project Development Guide (PDG) contains a practical approach to developing a right-of-way project. It includes mini-case studies to demonstrate how others have handled a variety of right-of-way problems.
- Obtaining Right-of-Way on Public Lands (A BLM Publication)
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offers this introduction to the right-of-way acquisition process.
- International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) is the pre-eminent source of right of way educational and professional services worldwide.
- FHWA Real Estate Acquisition Memorandum
A memorandum of understanding between the Forest Service and the Federal Highway Administration regarding the appropriation and transfer of forest system lands for highway purposes.
- Idaho Transportation Department, Right of Way Section
The Right of Way Section of the Idaho Transportation Department is responsible for the acquisition of required property and material sources, as well as the oversight of all Local Public Agencies acquiring property who utilize federal funding for highway purposes.
- Alaska Department of Transportation
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
- FHWA Program Guide
Program Guide for Utility Relocations, Adjustments, and Accommodation on Federal Highway-Aid Highway Projects.
- ODOT Railroad & Utility Relocation Program
State of Oregon procedures for utility relocation/reimbursement for federally-funded local public agency projects.
- State of Idaho Utilities Accommodations Policy
A policy for the accommodation of utilities within the right-of-way of the state highway system in the state of Idaho.
- Utility Notification Center for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana
The Utility Notification Center is the one-call agency dedicated to safeguarding citizens and construction personnel who work around utilities, as well as safeguarding the underground infrastructure of pipes, mains and lines which bring utilities to your community.
- Public Utilities of the Northwest
A list of publicly-owned utilities in the Pacific Northwest published by the Public Power Council.