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What to Expect
Ways in which you may be impacted by construction as a business or landowner
Throughout the design period, land / business owners can expect to see field engineers who will be conducting an initial site survey to collect data for construction drawings. The site surveyors will walk the existing utility easement right of way (ROW). Their estimated time on each parcel will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
After the survey is complete, the information gathered will be converted into engineered drawings.
Land / business owners will see the next phase of construction begin within approximately 2 – 6 months.
A crew of about 4 to 6 craftspeople will conduct the actual aerial or buried placement of fiber. Placement may take 1 or 2 days depending on how much area is in the land / business owner’ s utility easement ROW.
After the fiber placement is complete, crews will return within 3 months to complete the splicing and testing of the fiber. This will require a crew of 1 or 2 craftspeople who will be there for approximately 1 day.
Throughout the build, it is possible that land / business owners will experience another visit by 1 or 2 personnel who will inspect the fiber attachments, conduct a quality inspection, and walk the easement ROW; this could take approximately 10 to 20 minutes.
How the Construction Process Will Work
A vast majority of the new fiber optic network will be constructed on public road or other Commonwealth rights of way. A smaller percentage of the network will be constructed in private easements.
If required, some trimming of foliage will be conducted along the pole line on public rights of way or utility easements on private property
Approximately 85% of the construction will be hanging of aerial fiber. The remainder of the network footprint that does not already have aerial solutions (e.g. poles) will be built via underground placement. If the network requires underground placement, a utilities locator will be on premise to mark utilities prior to construction.
If landowners or business’ have any questions regarding construction they can submit them using the contact page on this site.
NG-KIH DBLLC Contractors will arrive on site the day construction begins and commence with aerial attachments of fiber. Fiber placement should take no longer than 1-2 days on any one landowners or business’ property.
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