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.

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.