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.

Magnolia Streetlight Project Begins in April

Starting in mid-April 2018, Seattle City Light will be partnering with Crown Castle to pilot a project that will support enhanced cellular and data services in the Magnolia area. The project includes the installation of two streetlight poles with LED fixtures near Constance Drive West and West Parkmont Place. One of the poles will be configured with non-functional cellular antenna equipment.

Map of the construction work area in Magnolia.

Currently, the wireless coverage in the Magnolia neighborhood is insufficient to support the capacity needs of several wireless carriers due to the tough geographic terrain. This pilot project is designed to improve wireless services to the Magnolia area, allowing for better mobile coverage and capacity, improved call quality and fewer dropped calls. The project will also allow for increased public safety and enhanced-911 services to the area.

The new LED streetlights will make arterial streets safer by increasing their visibility at night. The fixtures will focus on roadway lighting.

Renderings of the Arieta LED streetlight fixture that will be installed.

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-April 2018. Daily work hours are from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entire project is expected to last approximately two weeks.

For more information, customers can contact Chelsea Watson, Crown Castle Government Relations Specialist at (850) 591-4639 or chelsea.watson@crowncastle.com.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=408.

Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in Queen Anne / Westlake

Starting in early April 2018, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Queen Anne and Westlake areas by attaching two low-power antennas and an equipment cabinet to several utility poles along the public right-of-way.

Map of the construction work areas in Queen Anne and Westlake.

Project Highlights

  • The project is an expansion of existing communications networks and the new facilities will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities.
  • Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work area. Traffic control flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
  • Construction is anticipated to start in early-to-mid April 2018. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entire project is estimated to last up to one month.

Customers can contact Matt Clark, Acom Consulting (City Light Consultant) at (503) 250-0863 or matthew.clark@acomconsultinginc.com for questions.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work In Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=326

City Light Completes Duct Bank Installation in South Lake Union

In March 2018, Seattle City Light crews completed the final civil work in South Lake Union. Crews installed electrical vaults and duct banks on Harrison Street, between Dexter and 9th avenues north.

Completion of this work will result in increased electrical reliability for the South Lake Union neighborhood.

City Light thanks its customers for their patience during the duration of this project.

Learn more about this project and others by visiting Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website.

Crews to Install Electrical Duct Bank on 1st Avenue South

In early February 2018, Seattle City Light crews will be working along 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South to install a new electrical duct bank. This work is needed to upgrade aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO neighborhood.

This project is set up in two stages:

Stage 1: Crews will begin working in the center two lanes on 1st Avenue South. Traffic will be detoured to the outside lanes going north and south.

Stage 2: Crews will then transition to the west side of 1st Avenue South, occupying both southbound lanes for the the duct bank installation. Southbound traffic will merge with the northbound lanes on 1st Avenue South.

Parking will be restricted on both sides of 1st Avenue South for truck staging and equipment storage. Work will not occur two hours before and after major Pioneer Square/South of Downtown (SODO) events.

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.

For more information, please contact Bill Danbom, Senior Electrical Service Representative at bill.danbom@seattle.gov or (206) 386-1797.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project and others in your area.