Utility Conferences

​WisDOT hosts utility conferences to provide utility companies, consultants, county and local agencies with information regarding proposed highway improvement projects. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for WisDOT and its stakeholders to network and share information.

Statewide Utility Coordination Conference

The Statewide Utility Coordination conference is hosted by WisDOT. The conference is an opportunity to understand what’s happening in utility coordination. Learn about WisDOT policy updates, best practices, and attend training sessions related to all aspects of WisDOT’s utility coordination process.

2023 Statewide Utility Coordination Conference presentations

Utility Connections

Starting in October 2021, the Bureau of Technical Services Utility Unit began hosting a series of webinars titled Utility Connections. These webinars were designed to provide training sessions and content that promotes best practices and efficiencies of WisDOT's utility coordination process.

Strengthening partnerships, valuing people, and improving process to move WisDOT forward

Utility Connections Webinar #1 held on October 13, 2021

  • WTBA Director of Engineering and Construction, Matt Grove
  • Diggers Hotline Manager, I.T., Mike Meyer
  • WSTA Executive Director, Bill Esbeck
  • WisDOT Leaders Steve Krebs (DTSD Deputy Administrator - Bureaus) and Norman Pawelczyk (Bureau of Technical Services Chief)

Utility Connections Webinar #2 - December 9, 2021

  • Bureau of Technical Services Utility Unit updates on current statewide utility coordination efforts
  • Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Statewide ROW Permits Engineer, Bob Fasick provided updates to WisDOT's Utility Accommodation Policy

Utility Connections #3 - February 28, 2022

  • WisDOT's Work Zone Traffic Control updates by Andy Heidtke, Statewide Work Zone Design Engineer
  • WisDOT's Lane Closure System (LCS) updates by Erin Schwark, Statewide Work Zone Operations Engineer and UW-Madison's Steven Parker, Managing Director of Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Lab

Utility Connections #4 - May 12, 2022

  • Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project by Jon Callaway, Local Relations Representative and Craig Hendricks, Team Leader Real Estate from American Transmission Co. (ATC)
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs in Wisconsin by Joe LaCasse, Distribution Power Engineer, Xcel Energy