Fiber Optics Vault Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Document Title
Fiber Optics Vault Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
To repair approximately 70 fiber optic vaults because the covers and rings of the vaults have failed and need to be replaced. There will be no grading, however, at some locations where existing vaults must be replaced in kind, the maximum depth is 5.5’, and at most locations (90% or more), the depth of excavation is no more than 30”. Repair of the fiber optic vaults will include the replacement of the concrete encasement, manhole cover, and top portion of the vault. The soil disturbance will occur about a foot around the top portion of the vault, and about 6” from the bottom of the concrete encasement to the connection point of the top and bottom portions of the vault. The project site is located in San Diego County on many different routes, including I-5, I-8, I-15, I-805, SR-75, SR-94, and SR-163.

Contact Information

Emery L. McCaffery
Agency Name
Caltrans District 11
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
Various transportation routes, including I-5, I-8, I-15, I-805, SR-75, SR-94, & SR-163
State Highways
SR-75, SR-94, & SR-163

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Existing facilities of publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services; specifically, fiber optic vaults.


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