Fiber Optic Markout Requests
The ITS Device Inventory is temporarily unavailable.
Until the ITS Device Inventory is restored, before submitting a mark out request or digging
please send a request with the location you will be working (applicable route and mileposts).
You will receive a response within 3 working days as to whether there is conduit/fiber
within the limits you are working.
If there is conduit/fiber within the limits follow the instructions below and submit the mark out request.
If a review of the Fiber Optic Cable Conduit database
reveals any Fiber Optic Cable or Conduit facilities, then field markouts
of the underground fiber optic network are required prior to doing
any work in the vicinity of those facilities. Markouts must be requested
a minimum of 10 State business days prior to commencement of work
and must be submitted by fully completing the Fiber Optic Markout
Request Form and submit
it to the respective office as specified below:
work in the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris,
Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren
South: work in the
counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth*, Ocean, and Salem
*except for markouts on Route 9 which will be completed by Traffic Operations North
Penta Communications: for work along
the following sections of highways, in addition to submitting this form to the respective North
or South office, you must also notify the One-Call service at 1-800-272-1000:
An automatic response will be generated to the requestor when the
form has been received and the requestor will be notified when the
markouts have been completed. The requestor is required to maintain
the markouts until their work is completed. For requests that exceed one mile in length provide for an additional two days time for each
additional mile of markout requested. Additional time may be required if the fiber is within the limits of an active construction
project to allow for coordination with the Resident Engineer and respective
contractor. If the requested markout is in an active travel lane(s), or if it is determined by the markout crew that there is not a sufficient safety buffer from the traveled way, the requestor is responsible for providing the lane closure in accordance with NJDOT lane closure details without any reimbursement for the cost from the state, regardless of the purpose of the markouts.
- Route 1 northbound Milepost (MP) 6.66 to 6.76
- Route 38 MP 0.5 to 9.5
- Route 42 MP 6.3 to 13.2
- Route 70 MP 0.0 to 5.4
- I-80 MP 54.7 to 68.3
- I-95 (Mercer County) MP 1.56 to 8.77
- I-195 MP 0.06 to 6.25
- I-295 MP 40.6 to 67.55
- Mercer County Route 579 (Bear Tavern Road) MP 2.21 to 3.11
- Mercer County Route 634 (West Upper Ferry Road) MP 1.17 to 1.46
- Mercer County Route 634 (Parkway Avenue) MP 1.46 to 2.67
- Intersection of Parkway Avenue (Mercer County Route 634) at
Lower Ferry Road into the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Headquarters.
Designers are to use the as-built
plans in the development of projects and request markouts only
when test pits are being done in areas identified as a potential
conflict. Designers should note that relocation of fiber optic cables
may require a significant length of relocation to ensure proper connectivity.
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) infrastructure inventory includes conduits that are labeled
for future fiber use. Markout
requests for these conduits shall also be made to ensure these
are not adversely impacted by proposed work.
Before performing any work within NJDOT Right of Way areas, please
NJDOT about anti-icing systems, traffic counting devices, weather
stations, and weigh-in-motion systems.