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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Important Information on Metronet construction methods

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Important information regarding Metronet activities in Batavia:

The type of groundwork that MetroNet will be doing is primarily “directional boring”. Directional boring is less invasive than digging an open trench which disturbs the earth all along the path of construction. Instead, directional boring is accomplished by creating a vertical path to pipe in which the fiber will be installed and then pulling the fiber through the pipe from underground.

This is done by open relatively small “handholes”, or excavations, in select locations where splices or change of directions occur. MetroNet also has a “restore as they build” approach to construction where they pull fiber the first four days of a week and then go back within 48 hours to do all of the restoration work in the area they just installed.

This is done to minimize the effect to the owners property on weekends and holidays. As well, MetroNet has provided a claim process that they have committed a response within 24 hours. To file a claim or to have any question about the project answered, please contact:

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