According to a recent press release from Praxis Associates, the Digital 395 project has cleared the necessary environmental hurdles to obtain rights-of-way and permits to begin construction.
Word was received on Friday, July 27 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which funded 80% of the project and serves as the lead environmental agency.
The project will now begin on multiple fronts, with difference aspects of construction going on simultaneously along the entire route.
The primary concentration of work, however, will be in Mono County in an effort to beat Mother Nature and the onset of snow.
“Once the first permanent snow hits the ground we are pretty much closed out of that area until the spring,” explained Praxis CEO, Michael Ort in the press release. “If we have a repeat of last year’s weather pattern, we’ll be in good shape. If not, we’ll move to the desert and return to the higher altitudes in the spring.”
According to Mono County District 2 Supervisor Hap Hazard, construction is expected to break ground next week.
To read the entire press release, click here.