U.S. Highway 50 Fiber Optics Project
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.
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: 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.
Support Cost: $2,350,000
Capital Cost: $4,671,000
Total Project Cost: $7,021,000
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
Clark Peri, Project Manager
Phone: (916) 825-8168
Steve Nelson, Public Information Officer
Phone: (530) 701-9459
MapHwy 50 Fiber Optics Map (PDF)
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