Detours Along Burke-Gilman for City Light Electrical Improvements

Seattle City Light:

PROJECT UPDATE: Seattle City Light is continuing work to upgrade the electrical reliability and capacity of the system feeding the University of Washington. The final phase of the project requires intermittent detours on the Burke-Gilman Trail while underground conduit is installed between City Light’s substation near I-5 and the UW’s substation near 15th Ave NE (see map).

The final phase of work is scheduled to start Saturday, Jan. 17, and is expected to last until mid-February. Pedestrians will be detoured onto sidewalks while cyclists will be detoured onto preexisting designated bike lanes and detour lanes protected by traffic cones bolted to the asphalt. Signage will direct cyclists and pedestrians at way points along the detour route. See example signage. Westbound motorists on NE 40th Street will not be permitted to turn left onto NE Pacific Street at 5th Avenue NE to accommodate the new temporary lanes for cyclists. Traffic will be detoured there and can rejoin westbound NE Pacific Street at Latona Avenue NE.

Detour Map

Patty Breidenbach – Seattle City Light Electrical Service Representative