High-Speed Fiber Construction Underway in Arlington Neighborhoods
By Office of Communications
Posted on March 01, 2024, March 01, 2024

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High-speed fiber is on its way to Arlington, bringing faster internet speeds to homes, schools and businesses. Laying the groundwork for a high-speed fiber network involves a three-step process that may impact grass and front yards within the public right-of-way. Fiber providers are required to restore yards to their original state or better. Here’s what to expect:

Phase 1 - Preparation
Prior to construction, fiber providers’ contractors may place temporary paint and flags on grass, pavement and curbs to mark utilities. Please leave these markings and flags in place for the contractors’ use. Contractors are required to place notification tags on residents’ doors several days before construction, and occasional access to backyards may be required when there is a utility easement. It is expected that most construction work will occur out front in the public rights-of-way, e.g., in the streets and sidewalks, and in yards near the curb.

Phase 2 – Construction
Fiber providers' contractors will bring trucks and equipment for construction, and they are generally allowed to work from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. but may work until 8:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time. Residents can expect open holes in the public right-of-way during construction. Contractors are required to erect safety fences around any open holes left unattended. Contractors may cause occasional damage to private irrigation, as these systems cannot be identified through 811 (Call-Before-You-Dig) or other utility locate processes. Contractors are required to locate and repair any damage caused by construction activities. Residents may want to consider keeping pets indoors during construction activity if possible. 

Phase 3 – Post-Construction
Once construction is complete, fiber providers’ contractors are required to backfill all holes and restore everything to its original condition or better, including leveling off dirt and sod. 

The fiber network installation will offer residents, businesses, schools and others increased accessibility to faster internet speeds. 

Please direct any questions and concerns about fiber construction to Stuart Young, Real Estate Manager at 817-459-6581 or email [email protected].

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