Best Practices for Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/30/2009


Acquiring right of way can be the most expensive part of many transportation projects. Advanced acquisition - purchasing ROW before project design approval - has been used in an effort to decrease costs and expedite project completion. Researchers examined current MnDOT ROW practices, identified the types of properties that offer the greatest financial benefit when employing advanced acquisition, and recommended the development of guidelines to increase awareness and standardize application of ROW preservation tools.

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