In some areas of the city yes, but let’s put that into perspective. The City is at the beginning of its 10-year road repair plan so there will not be a lot of brand-new roads that will be cut into. The entire fiber installation will go relatively quickly, less than three years, and will happen in conjunction with the road plan. The City will follow most current power lines, which for some parts of town are not in the ground but on power poles. The sooner this is done the less of an impact it will have on the roads.
Because fiber is essential for every home, the City wants to do it sooner rather than later to avoid more costs and more road cuts in the future. Additionally, putting in a system that most ISPs can use, will eliminate these same ISP’s from cutting the roads in the future for their own use.