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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 19. Highways and Ferries
- Chapter 25. Protection and Use of State Highways and Roads
- Section 20. Relocation of Utilities Incident to Highway Projects.
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. - 19.25.040l Damages and Obstructions. [Repealed, Sec. 5 Ch 52 SLA 1988].
AS 19.25.020. Relocation of Utilities Incident to Highway Projects.
- (a) If, incident to the construction of a highway project, the department determines and orders that a utility facility
located across, along, over, under, or within a state right-of-way must be changed, relocated, or removed, the utility
owning or maintaining the facility shall change, relocate, or remove it in accordance with the order. The order must
provide a reasonable time period for compliance.
- (b) If the utility facility is not changed, relocated, or removed in accordance with the order, the facility becomes an
unauthorized encroachment and may be disposed of in accordance with AS 19.25.240
- 19.25.250. In addition, the owner of the facility
shall indemnify the state for any amount for which the state may be liable to a contractor by reason of the
- (c) The cost of change, relocation, or removal necessitated by highway construction is a cost of highway construction to
be paid in accordance with AS 19.45.001
(4) as follows:
- (1) by the department as a cost of highway construction, if the utility facility is installed or authorized under a
utility permit or a regulation after June 11, 1986, and is installed in the location specified in the permit;
- (2) by the department as a cost of highway construction, if the facility was installed before June 11, 1986, under a
utility permit issued on or after July 1, 1960, and is in the location specified in the permit;
- (3) by the department as a cost of highway construction, if the utility facility was installed before July 1, 1960, or
before the road became part of the state highway system;
- (4) by the department as a cost of highway construction, if the utility permit that requires the utility to pay the
relocation cost was issued more than five years before the contract for the highway construction project was first
- (5) by the utility in all other cases, unless the commissioner finds it is in the public interest for the cost to be paid
by the department.
- (d) If requested by a municipality, the department shall implement this chapter by requiring to the maximum extent
possible location underground of electric power transmission lines within the municipality.
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