Seattle City Light Works in Holly Park to Enhance Streetlight Reliability and Safety

Holly Park Work Area

Residents and businesses should prepare for construction to resume in the Holly Park neighborhood in mid-May to update the streetlight electrical grounding system.

Seattle City Light is working to enhance streetlight safety by reducing the risk of contact voltage through improved grounding. Although no contact voltage problems have been found at Holly Park during the past several years of inspections, City Light is working to update the streetlight grounding to current standards to enhance safety.

City Light contractors completed the first phase of this project in the summer of 2014. Crews will resume work for the second phase later this month to enhance infrastructure, create more reliability and improve safety. As safety for customers is Seattle City Light’s first priority, the utility will continue to test all the metal streetlights and associated structures in its service territory for contact voltage annually and report on the findings.

This project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2015.  During construction, customers and business should expect some noise during time of construction as well as some minor traffic and parking impacts in the immediate work area.

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