Joint Usage of Utility and Transportation Corridors

by Charles H. Klohn,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-277-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-277-0 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 127

See all papers/chapter

Conference information: Conference on Joint Usage of Utility and Transportation Corridors | Houston, Texas, United States | September 24-25, 1981

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The problems and experiences of engineers working on transportation corridors are explored through 12 papers presented at a conference of the ASCE Pipeline Division. Corridors involve parrallel and overlapping rights-of-way. The primary goal of a corridor is land-use efficiency regarding highways, railroads, power, pipelines and communication. The problems of joint usage are examined, with case histories from Montana, New Jersey, coastal North Carolina, and Texas. Among the topics considered are: buried pipelines, high voltage transmission lines, and biological effects and electrical compatibility. Transportation corridors in urban areas are also examined, with a report on the subsurface congestion in New York City: electricity, gas, steam, water, sewer and telephone utilities must share underground space with subways and railroads. The problems of permits and construction are discussed, and federal, state and local legislation is examined.

Subject Headings: Buried pipes | Joints | Lifeline systems | Transportation corridors | Case studies | Power transmission lines | Municipal water | Electric power | United States | Montana | New Jersey | North Carolina | Texas | New York City | New York


Return to search