McKim & Creed furnished SUE and utility coordination for a section of one of the highest-priority corridors in the US.
When completed, I-69 will provide an approximately 1,650-mile highway through mid-America that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Deemed a High Priority Corridor by the U.S. Congress, I-69 is being developed through a series of upgrade and relief projects that bring existing roadways up to interstate standards.
In Texas, portions of six highways have been designated to become part of the I-69 corridor. McKim & Creed provided SUE services for one of those highway sections. Services include QL-A to QL-D services, as well as overall utility coordination, for US 281 in Edinburg, Texas.
The first step in the process was to create a Texas 811 ticket, which identified nine different utility owners within the project area. These owners were invited to a kickoff meeting in which McKim & Creed provided information about the proposed TxDOT project, answered questions and addressed concerns.
So far McKim & Creed has designated approximately 130,000 linear feet of underground utilities through QL-B. Another 85,000 linear feet were surveyed and recorded through QL-C and D. Forty QL-A test holes have been completed for the project as well.
The SUE data and the information received from each of the respective utility owners has been compiled to create a Utility Conflict Matrix. The Utility Conflict Matrix is a living document that allows our team to manage the overall coordination process. McKim & Creed also worked with the utility owners to produce the Utility Agreement Assembly packages that are required for each utility that has to relocate as a result of the proposed project.