Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative Project to start  on Highway 36 in and near Susanville

The California Department of Technology, in conjunction with Caltrans District 2 and Teichert Energy & Utilities Group, are preparing to start a project to install a segment of the Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative along Highway 36 in and around Susanville, between the junction with State Route 139 and U.S. 395, according to a statement from Caltrans. This construction is part of the state’s effort being led by the California Department of Technology to build a reliable and resilient middle-mile broadband network across the state for locals to draw from to improve local connectivity.

Construction activities are currently planned to begin June 3. Motorists will encounter one-way traffic control with up to 13-minute delays, Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Area residents should also plan for temporary, short-term sidewalk and driveway closures, along with limited bicyclist access and on-street parking in areas where the contractor is working. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully in and around construction areas, follow speed limit reductions in place, and allot extra time for delays. The project is anticipated for completed by early October.

Construction projects are subject to changes without prior notice. Caltrans and its contractors do our best to keep the public informed. Project information can also be found on the District 2 webpage. The public can also call (530) 225-3426 during working hours or send an email to D2PIO@dot.ca.gov. Updated highway conditions for California can be found on QuickMap and on One-Stop-Shop for the Western U.S. For more information about transportation and other infrastructure projects funded with state and federal investments, visit RebuildingCA.ca.gov and Build.gov.ca.

For additional information on the Middle-Mile Broadband Initiative, visit middle-mile-broadband-initiative.cdt.ca.gov/