Seattle City Light Crews Get Busy Connecting Trails

A crew finishes moving one of the poles.

Seattle City Light crews replaced seven transmission structures to make room for Burke Gilman trail construction on the north side of NE 195th Street, between First and Fifth avenues NE.

The Bothell Canal transmission lines were moved from the middle of the north roadway shoulder to the edge.The team, led by north line Crew Chief Lance Stotts and Pole Crew Chief Clint Walczak, relocated 115 kV wood transmission poles from July 14 to 23. Temporary distribution poles and transformer were installed to serve existing customers during construction.

The project is federally funded by the City of Shoreline’s trail connection project. The project will connect the Interurban Trail on the west side of Interstate 5 to the Burke Gilman Trail along Lake Washington.

Visit the city of Shoreline’s website for details.