SEATTLE – Seattle City Light crews completed the steel pole installation two days early as part of a larger project to replace H-Frame towers for high-voltage transmission lines in the Duwamish neighborhood.
With the second phase of work done ahead of schedule, traffic restrictions planned on the southbound MLK/SR900 on-ramp and southbound MLK/SR900 Sunday and Monday night have been cancelled.
Seattle City Light will work with WSDOT to schedule the final phase of work that is necessary to complete the project.
City Light is replacing eight outdated H-Frame structures and cables that transmit electricity on high voltage lines across I-5 due to their age and increasing electricity demand. The project will improve system safety and increase electrical reliability for customers.
For more information about this and other City Light construction projects, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/aboutus/construction/.
About City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.
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