The Utilities Section is the principal organization within WYDOT for providing utility adjustments and new utility services. It is responsible for the investigation and conflict resolution for utility companies affected by WYDOT construction projects and/or maintenance activities. This section in conjunction with the district offices regulates utility companies wishing to use WYDOT's right of way as a utility corridor. The Utilities Section is in the headquarters building in Cheyenne. 

The WYDOT Utility Accommodation Regulation governs all facilities within the highway right of way. This link includes the cover sheet and appendices. There are three changes worth noting: In April 1991, Laws 1991, CH 241, Section 2, changed the State Highway Commission of Wyoming to the Transportation Commission of Wyoming and the Wyoming Highway Department became the Wyoming Department of Transportation. In October 2006, the Form E-54 was replaced by the Form M-54.  The most recent M-54 is included in the regulation.

The M-54 license packet (formerly E-54), in fillable PDF format, contains the majority of the utility license forms required to place a utility within WYDOT right of way. In order to acquire unique stipulations, the utility company must contact the appropriate WYDOT district office in which the facility is to be placed and submit the M-54 license forms to that office.  There is currently no charge for this license.

The M-21 Permit packet in fillable PDF format, contains the general instructions, the State district map, and the Form M-21.  This Permit is used for maintenance and repairs of M-54 licensed facilities as well as adding service taps to existing licensed facilities.  The M-21 must be submitted to the appropriate district office. There is currently no charge for this permit.

The M-23 Seimograph Cable Permit in fillable PDF format, is used for placing seismic cable within WYDOT right-of-way.

Additional Information:

  • 2018 Training. This is our traditional Utilities Procedures and Plans Reading Course training.  Watch for the launch of our new On-line licensing training later this summer.
  • The Shared Resource Agreement is used in conjunction with the M-54 license for Interstate parallel encroachments of fiber optic facilities.
  • 2017 Maintenance Section Reference Book lists all state highways by both the LRS Route used by WYDOT (example ML-23B) and the national highway system route number, (example US 30).  All intersections with other highways, interchanges, separations, bridges, and WYDOT facilities are listed by reference marker (milepost) sorted by county.
  • Traffic Control for Roadway Work Operations 2011 edition
  • The 2018 Utility Section Handbook  lists the Utility ID codes for the current companies in the Utility Database.  It also includes historical company information, and abbreviations and descriptions for Encroachment Types, Facilities Types, Folder Types, and Utilities Class Codes.
  • When a Material Test Report (MTR) or other certification that American Steel was used is not available, please complete and return the appropriate Buy American Certification Form:  Adjustment AgreementService Agreement.
  • Typical Section for using in license and permit exhibits.
  • A 2018 state map with contact information for each district.
  • For information on how to read WYDOT Plans please consult the Plans Reading Course.  (January 2016 edition)
  • For information on the Utilities Section responsibilities, Adjustment Agreements, Licensing information, and exhibits, please consult the Utility Procedures Course.  (April 2018 edition)
  •  One-Call of Wyoming information.
  • Highway Milepost KMZ file for Google Earth.  Clicking this link will result in the file being downloaded to your computer.  Depending on your browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, etc. and your download settings, the file will show at the bottom of your screen,  be downloaded to your Downloads folder, or you will asked where you want to Save the file.  Once downloaded, copy this file into Google Earth and "Save to My Places".  Wyoming will be populated by red dots.  Clicking on any red dot will display the Route (WY 789), LRS Route (ML21) and milepost.

 
 
Darrel L. Seifert
Senior Utilities Officer
(307) 777-4149
Vacant
Utilities Officer
(307) 777-3893
Tanya Lallak
Assistant Utilities Officer
(307) 777-4176
Andy M. Gallegos, Jr.
Utilities Technician
(307) 777-4348