Seattle City Light Begins Work to Enhance Streetlight Reliability in Holly Park

Seattle City Light will begin upgrading the streetlight electrical grounding system in the Holly Park neighborhood Oct. 6. This work, expected to be completed by the end of November, is necessary to keep the lights functioning properly and to prevent cases of contact voltage on metal streetlight structures.

No contact voltage problems have been found at Holly Park in the past two years of inspections. Testing is completed annually to make sure all equipment that can conduct electricity is both safe and functioning properly.

The project will involve digging in the public right-of-way by a City light contractor during which time it will be necessary for equipment to be parked on site. Power outages are not expected during the project at this time. Should outages become necessary, notification will be provided in advance. Additionally, minor traffic and parking impacts can be expected in the immediate work area, as well as some noise in the surrounding area. Crews are committed to maintaining access to driveways in order to mitigate impacts to residents and surrounding businesses.

Crews will work Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All work will be kept within city ordinances and standards.

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