Utility Installation within the Right-of-Way
Does my project need plans? If your project contains two or more of the criteria listed below then formal construction plans may be required.
- Longitudinal to traffic more than 300'
- Transverse to traffic - crosses more than one traffic lane,
- Requires lane closure, detours, flagging
- Is the street-major collector, minor arterial or major arterial
- Is street improved, i.e., paved
- Is pavement patching required
- Is estimated cost greater than $50,000 Submit formal construction plans
Relocation Within the Right-of-Way
The County acknowledges that various Utility providers utilize the County right-of-way as distribution corridors to service customers. However, the primary purpose of the right-of-way is to serve as roadways for the traveling public. As such, when a County project improves the primary purpose of a right-of-way and a utility facility is in conflict, the utility facility must be relocated.
To increase coordination of a County project from design through construction phases, the County adopted a new policy on Oct. 12, 2021 to serve as a guide.
Utility Coordination Meetings
The County’s intent is to minimize the impact of a utility relocation once construction begins. In response, the Utility Coordination Group was created and meets quarterly. Receive an invite by emailing: UtilityCoordination@arapahoegov.com
- Arapahoe County Infrastructure Design and Construction Standards
- Arapahoe County Street Cut Permit
- Colorado 811
- CDOT Subsurface Utility Engineering
- Senate Bill 18-167
Submit plan sets to: EngineeringSubmittals@arapahoegov.com
Submit street cuts permits to: PWDPermits@arapahoegov.com
Connect with Utility Coordination Group: UtilityCoordination@arapahoegov.com