JULIE Large Project Process

JULIE created a Task Force to develop a method to increase communication among members when there is a large project that may result in increased workload for members’ utility locators.  The team was tasked with creating a definition for large projects and creating a process for early notification and ongoing communication so all members can better forecast for needed resources and be informed about the extent of work planned within realistic timeframes.

The Large Project Task Force has created a plan that was piloted during a fiber build out in west central Illinois last year.  The process is being implemented as a pilot program for all JULIE utility members in 2022 with the introduction of the LPRJ dashboard and information portal.

What is a Large Project?

Working Definition: A Large Project is a single excavation occurring over a long period or consisting of a large/complex area.  It may also be a series of repetitive, related-scope, short-term excavations.  Large projects have a significant impact on existing underground utility facility owners.

To learn more about conditions/specific criteria and examples for Large Project, click here.

How does it work?

The Large Project Process includes several steps. Click here for details about the Large Project Process.

Steps include Planning/Design Stage Notifications or Joint Meet Notifications, Progress Meetings, and Project Completion.

How to learn more?

Contact a JULIE Damage Prevention Manager for training or more information.

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