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22-Oct-2018October 2018 Fiber Construction Update

Shorter days and a nip in the air signify the arrival of autumn and the season of harvest in the Shenandoah Valley. Despite the significant impacts from rainfall with one of the wettest years on record for our area, BARC’s fiber project continues to move forward in Rockbridge County, but a bit slower than anticipated. Contract crew availability and weather conditions continue to create delays in the project schedule, as many crews have been pulled recently to contend with storm damage created from Hurricanes Florence and Michael. We’ve made the following timeline adjustments to the construction schedule:

 

Below is an updated map on the fiber construction project and areas of construction.

Looking forward, below are our current projections through the first quarter of 2019.

October:

• Fairfield to Cornwall lateral fiber

• Greenhouse Road area lateral fiber

• Raphine to Wade’s Mill lateral fiber

• Service drops/installs – north of I-64 and west of I-81

• Service drops/installs – Mount Vista

November-December:

• Mainline & lateral fiber – Cornwall to Lexington

• Mainline and lateral fiber – Conrock south to Effinger substation

• Service drops/installs – north of I-64 and west of I-81

• Service drops/installs – Mount Vista

• Service drops/installs – Greenhouse Road, Hunter Hill Road areas

• Service drops/installs – Fairfield to Cornwall

• Service drops/installs – Cornwall to Lexington

• Service drops/installs – Route 11 north, Route 60 east and west

January-March 2019:

• Mainline and lateral fiber – Effinger substation to Route 60 West

• Service drops/installs – Effinger substation to Route 60 West

• Service drops/installs – Cornwall to Lexington

• Service drops/installs – Conrock south to Effinger substation

• Service drops/installs – Downtown Lexington

March 2019 & Beyond:

• All lateral fiber completed

• New service drops/installs system-wide

Engineering and design continue for many non-BARC Electric service areas that are inside phase 1, and will add these to the forecast as they are completed. These areas are being analyzed prior to the start of any construction to ensure they are cost-effective and have reach the required percentage of subscribers. Our fiber engineers will release those areas for construction as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, our crews, or anything else, please contact us at 800-846-2272 or via email at support@barcconnects.net.

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