City Light to Replace Aging Infrastructure in SODO Neighborhood

Starting in June 2017, Seattle City Light will replace aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO neighborhood. The work will include replacing aging utility poles, overhead wire and equipment to help upgrade the existing electrical system.

Map of the construction work area in the SODO neighborhood.

These electrical upgrades will reduce unplanned power outages for the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace and SODO neighborhoods.

Crews will be working in the following SODO neighborhood streets to replace utility poles, overhead wires and equipment:

  • 6th Avenue South
  • 8th Avenue South
  • South Massachusetts Street
  • Holgate Street

Crews will reduce traffic and parking impacts by working one area at a time. However, traffic will be restricted and “No Park” signs enforced in work zones. “No Park” signs will be removed once the work has been completed.

Construction is tentative to start in mid-June 2017. Daily work hours are from Mondays to Fridays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers can also expect some night and weekend work. The entire project is expected to last approximately six months.

For more information, customers can contact Percy Schlimm, Senior Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-1735 or

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” for the latest updates on this project: