Directional Bore Work

Engineered Plans

Ogden City Engineering requires engineered, detailed plans showing locations of all excavations (including bore pits, vaults, hand-hold boxes, pedestals, etc) and also showing the location of the bore path (dimensioned off of back of curb or sidewalk).  The plans must also show all utilities that are crossed or a running in close proximity to the proposed bore.  These plans must either be produced by a company that currently has a franchise agreement with Ogden City, or stamped by a licensed professional engineer.

Preconstruction Meeting

An on-site Preconstruction Meeting is required with all directional bore jobs in Ogden City at least 24 hours (1 business day) prior to work starting.  Please contact your assigned Engineering Inspector to Schedule. 

Bore Logs

All Bore Logs must be submitted to the Engineering Inspector

Video Inspection

A video inspection may be required at the discretion of the Engineering Inspector to verify that a city utility lateral or main has not been damaged in the process of the bore.  

Utility and Infrastructure Repairs

Contractor shall be responsible for damage or destruction to property and/or utilities during the course of construction, including pipelines, culverts, conduits, cabling, asphalt and concrete pavement.  Such damages must be repaired quickly, and restored to a condition equal to or better than it was previous to the bore job.  The existing site condition will be assessed during the pre-construction meeting.

Landscape Restoration and Repairs

Landscaping at bore-pit locations or any other locations damaged or disturbed by contractor MUST be restored to a condition equal to or better than it was previous to the bore job.  Any components of an irrigation or sprinkler system (pipe, control wire) that are damaged as a result of permitted directional bore work must be repaired immediately upon discovery. Testing of sprinkler (or irrigation) systems crossed by the bore is a requirement to finalize the permit and close out work.

Failure to repair / replace damaged landscaping, utilities & infrastructure in a timely manner may result in the suspension of current and future work, and will result in claims filed against the contractor’s bond.

Boring Under a River

Boring under a river requires prior approval from the necessary state and federal agencies. Those approvals must be in place for permit issuance.

ROW Trees

Working Near Trees in the Right-of-Way

Trees in the park strip and other areas of the Right-of-Way are owned and maintained by Ogden City. All concerns dealing with tree trimming, broken branches or the health of city trees should be directed to the Ogden City Urban Forester (801-629-8284)
Contractors must take measures to protect the trees while working in the City Right-of-Way,    See documents linked below: