​​​​​​​​​​Indian School Road Fiber-Optic Cable Installation​​​​


​​About Fiber-optic cables

Fiber-optic cables are made up of many super thin strands of optical glass fiber that make it possible to transmit large amounts of information over long distances. The city of Phoenix uses fiber-optic cables as the main way it gets traffic data to and from its traffic signals. Fiberoptic connections can share large data streams such as camera images, which are important for traffic engineers who monitor the flow of traffic. When there is a wreck or a large vehicle backup, traffic engineers can immediately make changes to signal timing to safely move vehicles along a stretch of road. This is possible at most, but not all, the city's 1,160 signalized intersections.

Building and maintaining a robust underground fiberoptic network has other benefits, too. While the city does need access to a portion of the cable, it does not need all its capacity. Excess capacity can be used by other city agencies to provide better interconnected and more stable service to emergency responder agencies, public schools, and other public agencies.​


About the project

Right now, the Street Transportation Department is starting the installation of new fiber-optic cable along Indian School Road and nearby areas that branch off from Indian School Road. This work will primarily take place in the city's right-of-way next to Indian School Road but some lane restrictions will be needed as the work proceeds.

Street Transportation and its contractors will work to minimize disruption as much as possible. Please slow down and use extra caution in work zones so our crews stay safe while working to improve your community.​



​​Fiber-optic cable installation locations:

  • 23rd Avenue from Camelback Road to Phoenix Fire Station 18​

  • Camelback Road from 27th to 23rd avenues​
  • 27th Avenue from Indian School to Camelback roads​​
  • Indian School Road from Loop 101/Agua Fria Freeway to 27th Avenue
  • Indian School Road from 99th Avenue to Loop 101/Agua Fria Freeway
  • Campbell Avenue from 99th Avenue to Phoenix Fire Station 54
  • 99th Avenue from Camelback to Indian School roads
  • Project continues within the City of Glendale jurisdiction along 99th Avenue from Camelbak Road to Cardinal way

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Anticipated Construction Schedule:

Construction began in July 2021.

Construction is anticipated to be completed in April 2022.

Project Contact:

MP Nexlevel LLC​

Hotline number: (320) 963-2400​