City Light to Perform Emergency Repair Work on 8th & Virginia

Seattle City Light is performing emergency repair work beginning this weekend, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 to maintain the electrical reliability in the Belltown area.

Map of the construction work area

Crews must repair underground electrical conduits that have shifted out of place near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Virginia Street. The work is a necessary first step to ensure that no further shifting takes place and to prevent failure of underground electrical cables. West bound traffic on Virginia Street will be detoured.

Traffic, parking, and pedestrian impacts will occur near the worksite to promote safety and accommodate equipment. Electrical crews will be working at night following the excavation work. That work involves crews working in the nearby vault, so it has a smaller impact.

This work is scheduled to start on Saturday, May 13. Weekend work hours are from 8 a.m. to early evening, with possible night work.

For additional information, customers can contact Brian Belger, Network Field Supervisor at (206) 730-0004 or

Visit Seattle City Light’s Construction Website for the latest updates on this project: