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.

6th & Cherry Duct Bank Project Begins in September

In early September 2016, Seattle City Light plans to install a new conduit (duct bank) between the existing electrical vaults on 6th Avenue and Cherry Street. Crews plan to excavate on the west side of 6th Avenue into the south side of Cherry Street. The new duct bank will be installed and the street restored. This project will allow us to provide new electrical connections in the area.

This work will be completed in four stages, beginning with Stage 1.

  • Stage 1 (September to October): Civil work on the intersection of Columbia Street and 6th Avenue will occur only on weekends. One lane will remain open on Columbia Street during work hours. Street parking will be restricted on 6th Avenue between Marion Street and Columbia Street.
  • Stage 2 (September to November): Traffic will be taken down to two lanes on 6th Avenue on weekdays and some weekends.
  • Stage 3 & 4 (Late November to January): Crews will work on the intersection of 6th Avenue and Cherry Street, and continue into the south side of Cherry Street. During work hours, Cherry Street will be taken down to one lane. Parking will be restricted on both sides of Cherry.

Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some weekend and night work.

Customers should expect increased traffic during construction. Uniformed police officers will maintain traffic and pedestrian safety. Crews will be careful to maintain access to buildings and parking garages.

For more information, please contact Kristy Tibbetts, Crew Coordinator at (206) 684-3043 or kristy.tibbetts@seattle.gov.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=358 .