Utility Coordination Tools

​This website is for sharing information and current processes relating to the WisDOT utility coordination program.

Items on this page are for WisDOT and consultant utility coordinators.​

Utility coordination job aids

Land​ Rights Interpretation for WisDOT​​

  • Job Aid - Legal Description - Utility Coordination - Instructions on how to use the legal description template created for utility coordination. To obtain a copy of the template, contact your region utility coordination team.
  • Job Aid - The Prescriptive Rights Law - This job aid contains the many different version of the prescriptive rights by adverse user statute in Wisconsin.
  • Job Aid - Prescriptive Rights Calculator (PRC) - this job aid is used by the Region Utility Representative (RUR) that determines if WisDOT will recognize when a utility company has obtained a land right via prescriptive rights by adverse user. It provides detailed instructions for PRC spreadsheet.
  • Prescriptive Rights Calculator (PRC) - this calculates whether a prescriptive right exists based on information entered by the user.  
  • Plat Review Checklist for Utilities​ - New February 2020 - This checklist was created for utility coordinators (WisDOT and consultant staff) to use or at minimum, refer to during the review of the right of way plats. It was designed to help them know what questions to be asking; and where to go for answers.

PS&E and Let - Utility Coordination Related Documents

  • Let Review Standards (LRS) Job Aid - Updated June 2020 - The purpose is to document what is reviewed during the let review process by the Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) Utility Unit. It also standardizes the let review process, so individuals submitting utility related documents for PS&E are receiving the same review comments from central office. It’s also a historical document to track how unique situations were handled in the past. It is advised that any WisDOT or local program agency individual preparing the utilities article of the special provisions, the DT1080 – Utilities Status Report (USR) and the General Notes page of the plan refer to this document during that process. Not all situations are included, and questions can be submitted to dotdtsdcoutilitycoordination@dot.wi.gov.

Utility coordination flowcharts

Utility coordination forms​ - frequently used WisDOT forms

Utility Delegation Table - identifies the level of authority in WisDOT to approve specific utility related documents.​​​