This past May, Seattle City Light crews completed temporary repairs on several failed streetlights in the First Hill neighborhood.
The failed streetlights were caused by multiple system failures and aging electrical infrastructure. To temporarily restore power to the streetlights, City Light crews connected overhead cables from Terry Avenue and Madison Street towards Boren and 9th avenues.
The repairs will be an improvement in safety for roadway and pedestrian travel through the First Hill neighborhood.
In 2018, Seattle City Light will return to First Hill to permanently replace fix the aging streetlight system, as part of the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Madison Busway Rapid Transit (BRT) project. City Light is committed to making these improvements to improve the electrical reliability for the neighborhood’s streetlight system.
City Light appreciates the patience of its customers during the construction for this project.
For more information about this project and others in your neighborhood, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.