6.18 Excavation Area Details

Project Owner

Practice Statement:

The project owner determines the excavation area’s basic coordinates.

Practice Description:

The project owner determines details about the excavation area location, such as starting and ending points, the side of the property (north, south, east, west, front, back, rear, sides, etc.), and side of the street.


  • These are general practices of the state departments of transportation regarding highway projects.
  • These are general practices of most National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) members. The references listed in each best practice are not all inclusive.