This is a County-wide project.
Construction of Phase III is currently underway with completion anticipated for fall of 2017 (dependent on underground conditions).
About the Project
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Phase III effort is a 26-mile fiber optic construction project connecting 103 traffic signals to the County’s central system. The new network will not only help maintain our existing traffic signals but will also give the County enormous capacity for future expansion as new technologies in ITS become available. The ITS fiber network will also provide the backbone for the ConnectArlington initiative to connect County facilities.
This project covers portions of the following major roadways (as well as other minor streets):
- Lee Highway
- Arlington Boulevard
- Washington Boulevard
- Glebe Road
- North Carlin Springs
- Four Mile Run
- George Mason Drive
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the orange tubes sticking out of the ground?
- The orange tubes are conduits being installed as part of the County’s Transportation System Management & Communication Upgrade – Phase III Project.
- When will the conduits be trimmed or covered up?
- The County contractor has mainly completed the conduit and junction box activities and is now focusing on repairing damaged sidewalks, pavement, and grass areas. However, this project covers a large area, and some areas may lag behind others for restoration.
- I believe the County’s fiber contractor damaged my property. Who should I call?
- Please contact the County’s construction manager, Sarosh Saleem, at 703-228-3402 for more information. The County is committed to expedited response to reported damage that may occur during conduit installation. The contractor has committed to providing immediate emergency repairs, when needed.
- The County Contractor has not restored the work area in front of my property. Who should I call?
- Please contact the County’s construction manager for more information. The contractor will provide full restoration of disturbed areas as part of this project.
- How will I be notified of where the contractor is working?
- Residents will be notified in advance of construction in their area via flyers that are distributed approximately 1-2 weeks in advance.
The total cost of this phase is approximately $7.1M.