The Utilities Section, which is a part of the Right-of-Way Bureau, acts as the liaison between MDT and utility companies when these companies wish to locate facilities within MDT right-of-way and when utilities require relocation or modification because of conflicts with MDT projects. The Utilities Section provides guidance on issues and works directly with utility companies to determine relocation alignments and create agreements for cost sharing.
Permitting "utility" facilities within existing highway right-of-way is a function of the five (5) Montana Department of Transportation District offices. District personnel will administer the review and approval process for Utility Occupancy, Common Use and Encroachment Agreements/Permits.
Listed below are the personnel in the area offices that can help you with any questions you may have and the forms and manuals that offer guidance and allow for utility placement within highway right-of way.