U.S. Highway 50 Fiber Optics Project

Project Facts


This project proposes to install a fiber optic line along U.S. Highway 50 in Sacramento and El Dorado counties from Sunrise Boulevard to Silva Valley Parkway, hook up all existing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) elements and signals to the fiber optic network running to the Regional Transportation Management Center (TMC) and to install a traffic camera at Carpenter Peak near the Sacramento-El Dorado County line.

Project Benefits

PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to replace the existing copper communication lines with fiber optic cables. Fiber optic cables can carry more information and help improve network connections.

NEED: Improvements are needed as copper communication lines are prone to theft and have lower performance capabilities than modern fiber optic cables.

Funding Breakdown

Funding: It has been determined that this project is eligible for federal funding

Programming: This project will be proposed for the 2018 SHOPP in the Transportation Management Systems Program for delivery in fiscal year 2020-21.

Cost Estimate

Support Cost: $2,350,000
Capital Cost: $4,671,000
Total Project Cost: $7,021,000

Project Schedule

Project Approval & Environmental Document: 07/01/2019
Design Completed: 02/01/2021
Advertise Project: 05/01/2021
Begin Construction: 09/01/2021
Complete Construction: 12/01/2023

Project Contact

Clark Peri, Project Manager
Phone: (916) 825-8168
Email: clark.peri@dot.ca.gov

Steve Nelson, Public Information Officer
Phone: (530) 701-9459
Email: steve.nelson@dot.ca.gov


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