SOUTH CLINTON UNDERGROUND CABLE PROJECT
A private contractor will be installing buried fiber optic communications cable within the street rights-of-way along Ridgeview Drive, between Hiway Drive and Lane’s Bluff Road, and along Melton Hill Drive from Ridgeview Drive to Breezewood Circle. The work is expected to start within the next several days.
Most of the installation will be done by underground boring, and not open trenching. This method should result in much less damage and disruption to road shoulders, street intersections, privately owned driveways, and lawns with street frontage.
Whenever a boring operation encounters solid rock or obstructions, the installation method switches from boring to excavating an open trench. The locations where this may occur are unknown until work is underway.
Should residents have questions or need to report damage claims associated with this project, they may call Clinton City Hall at 865-457-0424 and someone there will provide contact information for the private contractor performing the work.