Crews Complete Duct Bank Installation on 1st Avenue South

Seattle City Light crews recently installed an electrical duct bank on 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South. Crews excavated on 1st Avenue South to install the new electrical duct bank. Traffic was detoured to the outside lanes during construction.

The completion of this project will aid in replacing aging electrical infrastructure and increasing electrical reliability for the SODO and Pioneer Square areas.

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

For more information on this project and others in your area, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website.

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.

Electrical Infrastructure Improvements Near First Avenue South and South Jackson Street

Starting as early as Thursday, August 3, Seattle City Light crews will begin a project to maintain the electrical reliability in Pioneer Square. Crews will excavate and replace underground electrical conduits (duct banks) and then pull in new electrical cable at vaults near South Jackson Street and First Avenue South. The work will start approximately one-half block east of First Avenue South and end at South Jackson Street’s intersection with it. The work is being done in coordination with the Center City Connector Streetcar project and will occur in three stages (see map below for details).

Map of project during Stage 1. It will last approximately 45 days and start as early as August 3.

 

Map of project during Stage 2. It will last approximately 30 days and is planned to start September 2017.

 

Map of project during Stage 3. It will last approximately 30 days and is planned to start October 2017.

 

Impacts and Mitigation Details:

There are no power outages expected during the course of this project.

Traffic, parking, and pedestrian impacts will occur near the work site to promote safety and accommodate equipment. Heavy equipment and trucks will be located at the work site.

Uniformed police officers will assist traffic and pedestrians, and excavated areas will be covered with steel plates during non-work hours.


Schedule and More Information:

The project’s planned start date is as early as August 3. During Stage 1, crews will work Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During Stages 2 and 3, planned for September and October respectively, crews will be working Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: 1st Ave. South and South Jackson Street Duct Bank or contact Percy Schlimm, Sr. Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-1735 or percy.schlimm@seattle.gov

 

Seattle City Light Completes Construction at 6th & Cherry

This past June, Seattle City Light recently completed the final stages of civil construction at 6th Avenue and Cherry Street.  Crews excavated for new conduit (duct bank) between the existing electrical vaults on the west side of 6th Avenue and the south side of Cherry Street.

The completion of this 10-month project will allow Seattle City Light to provide new electrical connections to the downtown and First Hill areas. The construction will improve electrical reliability as well.

City Light appreciates the patience of its customers during the construction for this project.

For more information about this project and others in your neighborhood, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.