Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in May 2017

Starting in mid-to-late May 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services along Beacon Avenue South and Ballard Avenue Northwest by upgrading electronic equipment to utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

Map of the construction work areas along Beacon Avenue South and Ballard Avenue Northwest.

This project is an expansion of existing communications networks. The equipment modifications will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities. The work will also improve wireless services to areas, allowing for enhanced connectivity and faster 4G service.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace utility poles that are in poor condition.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

These projects are tentative to start in mid-to-late May 2017. Construction along Beacon Avenue South is expected to last approximately three to four months. Construction along Ballard Avenue Northwest is anticipated to last approximately four to five weeks.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gina Del Giorgio, City Light Project Consultant at (425) 603-8205 or Regina.DelGiorgio2@VerizonWireless.com.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=326.