Arroyo/South Arbor Heights Conduit Installation Project Begins This May

Starting in May 2018, Seattle City Light will be working in the Arroyo/South Arbor Heights area to install new electrical conduits, vaults and streetlights. This work is needed to replace aging underground, direct buried cables in the neighborhood.

Construction will start at California Avenue SW, between SW 106th and 107th streets. To follow the progress of this work, please visit our website.

What You Can Expect:

City Light crews will be working in multiple locations at a time. Construction will start at California Avenue SW, between SW 106th and 107th streets. Customers can expect temporary parking and traffic restrictions. Crews will work to limit traffic impacts.

Example of crews trenching for new conduit.

Trenching for conduits will occur in the public right-of-way (e.g. street and planting strips). Some sidewalk and driveway aprons will be affected. Trenches will be covered with steel plates or fenced off outside of construction work hours.

Maintenance power outages are required to do the work safely. Affected residents will be notified in advance before any outage.

Timing & Coordination:

  • Civil and electrical construction is estimated to last approximately 18-20 months. Additional streetlight work will follow.
  • Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Construction could extend beyond these hours, as needed.

Customers can contact David Mannery, Senior Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-4245 or david.mannery@seattle.gov.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project: www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=402.

Arroyo Open House Scheduled for Wednesday, April 25

Seattle City Light is hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 25 to inform customers about an upcoming conduit installation project in the Arroyo/South Arbor Heights area. Customers are invited to stop by the Seattle Public Library’s Southwest Branch between 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to learn more.

Details for the upcoming open house are below:

Arroyo Conduit Installation –  Open House
Seattle Public Library – Southwest Branch
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Seattle Public Library’s Southwest Branch is located at 9010 35th Avenue Southwest. The open house will be located upstairs in the meeting room on the library’s second floor.

Project Details:
Underground, direct buried cables in the Arroyo neighborhood are approaching the end of their useful life and will require new electrical conduit and cables. Seattle City Light has identified several areas within the Arroyo neighborhood that will require installing new conduits, vaults, and other associated work. Streetlights will also be replaced as part of this work. The work will result in enhanced electrical reliability and efficiency.

Construction work areas in the Arroyo/South Arbor Heights area. Crews will begin construction on California Avenue SW, between SW 106th and 107th streets.

  • Construction is scheduled to start in early to mid-May 2018, beginning with equipment staging.
  • Daily work hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Construction could extend beyond these hours, as needed.
  • Civil construction is estimated to last approximately 1 1/2 years. Additional streetlight and electrical work may follow.
To learn more, please visit our project website: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=402.

Arroyo Community Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Seattle City Light will be hosting a community meeting for Arroyo neighborhood residents on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Westside School to discuss an unplanned power outage that took place on December 3. The meeting will also include information about the history of the neighborhood’s electrical infrastructure, and future upgrades for the Arroyo area.

Click on the flier for more information.

The Westside School is located at 10404 34th Avenue Southwest, in West Seattle’s Arbor Heights neighborhood. Street parking is available around the neighborhood and east of the campus on 32nd Avenue Southwest. The meeting will be held in the school’s theater.

For more information, please contact Shelby Calipes, Customer Engineering Supervisor at (206) 386-4274 or shelby.calipes@seattle.gov.