6th & Cherry Duct Bank Project Begins in September

In early September 2016, Seattle City Light plans to install a new conduit (duct bank) between the existing electrical vaults on 6th Avenue and Cherry Street. Crews plan to excavate on the west side of 6th Avenue into the south side of Cherry Street. The new duct bank will be installed and the street restored. This project will allow us to provide new electrical connections in the area.

This work will be completed in four stages, beginning with Stage 1.

  • Stage 1 (September to October): Civil work on the intersection of Columbia Street and 6th Avenue will occur only on weekends. One lane will remain open on Columbia Street during work hours. Street parking will be restricted on 6th Avenue between Marion Street and Columbia Street.
  • Stage 2 (September to November): Traffic will be taken down to two lanes on 6th Avenue on weekdays and some weekends.
  • Stage 3 & 4 (Late November to January): Crews will work on the intersection of 6th Avenue and Cherry Street, and continue into the south side of Cherry Street. During work hours, Cherry Street will be taken down to one lane. Parking will be restricted on both sides of Cherry.

Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some weekend and night work.

Customers should expect increased traffic during construction. Uniformed police officers will maintain traffic and pedestrian safety. Crews will be careful to maintain access to buildings and parking garages.

For more information, please contact Kristy Tibbetts, Crew Coordinator at (206) 684-3043 or kristy.tibbetts@seattle.gov.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=358 .