CDOT completes fiber optic installation

VALLEY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor Main Electric announced the completion of the US Highway (US) 160 Wolf Creek Pass Fiber Optic Installation project. The $4.5 million project started five months ago in mid-April.    

CDOT and Main Electric installed 95,000 feet of fiber optic cable; installed 54 manholes; milled and repaved; striped; and seeded along the 16 mile stretch of the US 160 mountain corridor, near and in the community of South Fork.  Work was also performed on electrical signs in Monte Vista, Alamosa and La Veta Pass.

The fiber optic installation project will benefit both CDOT and the general public. The fiber optic technology will optimize digital controls within the Wolf Creek Tunnel. Meanwhile Colorado communities will experience a positive impact from the continued expansion of high-speed telecommunications to all areas of the state.

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