AT&T Fiber Backbone Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
AT&T Fiber Backbone Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would involve repairs to existing fiber facilities by Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T California {Applicant) In the city of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve accessing and repairing existing fiber conduit ducts located in fifteen (15) manholes along Shelter Island Drive. The proposed project requires the construction of 4'x4'x4' access pits at each of the manhole locations which involves the removal and restoration of existing asphalt or decorative brick located at the ground surface. The proposed project involves a total of 240 cubic feet of asphalt surface disturbance and 36 cubic feet of decorative brick surface disturbance. Following completion of work, the Applicant is responsible for restoring the asphalt and decorative brick areas to its original condition. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in approximately Spring of 2023, and would take approximately B-10 days to complete, with ongoing maintenance as needed. When possible, excavation activities would be limited to weekdays, and construction is anticipated to occur during early daylight hours or at night, as approximately two (2) access pits would be excavated per night once construction activities commence. There would be no less than four (4) AT&T construction personnel required per dig location in order to ensure the implementation of the Traffic Control Plan (TCP). Throughout the entirety of construction, a minimum of one lane would remain open to allow for continued traffic circulation on Shelter Island Drive. For any driveway access or business operations that could be Impacted by the proposed project, the Applicant Is responsible for notifying neighboring Tenants at a minimum of 72 hours in advance and posting appropriate signage indicating any temporary closures to roads or driveways. The proposed project would be completed with the use of trucks, a jackhammer, an air compressor, and a mini excavator.

Contact Information

Lillian Mattes
Agency Name
Port of San Diego
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Shelter Island Drive
San Diego International Airport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15301, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves repairs to existing fiber facilities that would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, would consist of the installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures, and would not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees.
County Clerk
San Diego


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