State Route 168 and State Route 43 Middle-Mile Broadband Network Project

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Document Title
State Route 168 and State Route 43 Middle-Mile Broadband Network Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Middle-Mile Broadband Network project would include the installation of broadband infrastructure in California within the State Highway System,. Work would include the installation of subsurface broadband conduit and fiber, the installation of network repeater hubs, and the installation of vaults at various locations.

Contact Information

John Thomas
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Clovis, Corcoran
Fresno, Kings
Northern California
State Highways
SR 168 & SR 43

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Gov. Code, Sec. 11549.54
Reasons for Exemption
Senate Bill 156 (2021) as codified, requires the CPUC to work with stakeholders, especially Caltrans, to identify and prioritize locations on state highway rights-of-way where the open access middle-mile network infrastructure can be constructed. (Gov. Code, § 11549.54.) As part of the legislative package to support this initiative, a statutory CEQA exemption was adopted. (Pub. Res. Code, § 21080.51.)


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