Utilities, railroad & agreements

Find guidance and expertise for coordinating services for statewide projects and initiatives involving utilities, railroad and agreements. Get the technical guidance and training on agreement development, utility policy and railroad project coordination. Find utility permits and franchise information and resources.

‘Dig once’ is a collaborative approach for broadband utility providers to install conduit and fiber concurrently with highway construction projects.

Find guidance and support for statewide highway projects that include impacts to railroad companies, railroad crossing safety projects and highway operation improvements and maintenance.

Find our frequently updated list of Interlocal Agreements, both in-development and in-effect, in compliance with RCW 39.34.040.

Find the region contact for your utility work.

Find guidance, required forms and the tools for utilities to apply for an authorization for installation, operation, and maintenance of their infrastructure on the highway right of way.

166,800 electric vehicle

registrations in Washington in 2023, up from 114,600 in 2022.

87 wetland compensation sites

actively monitored on 918 acres in 2023.

25,000 safe animal crossings

in the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area since 2014.