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Photo Credit: courtesy SU Indian Tribe
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Tribal Broadband Modernization Project underway in Ignacio


Phase II construction update and traffic impacts 

Phase II is underway, and construction has begun to connect fiber to homes! 

Crews will be working within the Ignacio town limits, CR517, near the Sky Ute Casino Resort and Ute Road. Construction will take place along the edge of the roadways/alleyways. Please see maps below with construction zones indicated in red. 

The broadband project will include trenching, boring, and plowing to lay fiber, as well as reclamation and seeding. Construction vehicles and fiber spools will be visible on the shoulder. 

Construction is ongoing. The hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Travel impacts will include — parking lanes, sidewalks and alleyways may be temporarily closed during operations. Motorists will be required to reduce speeds and travel safely around the construction taking place on the side of the road. Please remember to slow down in construction zones, eliminate distractions, and drive with extra caution. Motorists are also urged to watch for workers and equipment along the roadway. 

In the event of an emergency or to report a reckless driver, please contact the Southern Ute Police Department at 970-563-4401. 

For more information about the Tribal Broadband Modernization Project, please visit www.southernute-nsn.gov/broadband-modernization-project/. 

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