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Portland Bureau of Transportation Road Map for Private Electric Utility Vaults in the ROW

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December 20, 2016

Portland Bureau of Transportation Road Map for Private Electric Utility Vaults in the ROW

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been working with the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and PGE to outline a clear road map for review and approval for private electric utility vaults associated with development in the public ROW. Please see the attached letter and supporting process document regarding the procedure, effective dates, and requirements that has been developed. This policy will be going into effect on January 1, 2017.
With specific questions regarding the policy, please contact;

  • Kurt Krueger, PE - Development Review Division Manager, 503.823.6964  
    Development Review - Building Plan Review, Early Assistance, Policy Requirements.
  • Alex Bejarano, PE - Utilities, Construction & Inspection Division Manager, 503.823.7575
    Utility Review and Permitting, Design Exception Process, Inspection Services.
  • David McEldowney, Right of Way Acquisition Supervisor, 503.823.7166
    UVE & Right of Way Lease Program.


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