City Light Completes Underground Conversion Work in Capitol Hill

Seattle City Light recently completed the final stages of work for the East Union Street Underground Conversion Project. City Light’s contractor, Pellco Construction, installed underground electrical conduit, vaults and associated equipment in parts of East Union Street, from 10th to 11th Avenue.

This work was aligned with the City of Seattle’s ordinance to underground power lines in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Construction also included improved sidewalks and ADA curb ramps along East Union Street, 10th and 11th Avenue.

The completion of this seven-month project allows for a more reliable power system in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The new electrical infrastructure will improve electrical reliability as well.

Seattle 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.

East Union Street Underground Conversion Project Starts in mid-January

Starting in mid-January 2017, a Seattle City Light contractor will be working in the Capitol Hill neighborhood to install underground electrical conduit, vaults and associated equipment in parts of East Union Street from 10th to 11th Avenue. This work is aligned with the City of Seattle’s ordinance to underground power lines in this area.

Contracted crews will begin the first stage of work on East Union Street at the intersections of 10th and 11th avenues. Crews will be potholing and trenching in these areas.

Map of the stage 1 construction work area from January to February 2017.

There will be parking restrictions within the construction work area as trucks and equipment will be staged on site. Traffic control flaggers will be used to maintain access along the construction work area. Excavated areas will be covered over with steel plates during non-work hours. Access to businesses will be open at all times.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This stage of work is anticipated for completion in February 2017. Once completed, crews will transition to other stages of work within the project zone. The entire project is expected to last approximately five months.

Overall project zone depicted. Work impacts will be phased and active work areas will be updated within this footprint.

Staging information will be updated regularly on the East Union Street Underground Conversion website.

For more information, customers can contact Susan Kallies, Seattle City Light Resident Engineer at (206) 684-7265 or susan.kallies@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=377.

City Light Completes Conduit Repairs in Capitol Hill

Seattle City Light recently repaired a segment of underground electrical conduit at the corner of 10th Avenue and East Union Street.  These repairs were needed to maintain electrical reliability for customers in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.



In order to access the damaged conduit, civil construction crews excavated through a portion of sidewalk pavement at 10th Avenue and East Union Street. The work was completed in less than a week.

Map of the construction work area at 10th and Union.

Seattle City Light appreciates the patience of its customers during the successful completion of this project.

For more information about projects in your neighborhood, please visit Seattle City Light’s construction website at www.seattle.gov/light/atwork. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.

City Light Plans Repairs on Damaged Conduit in Capitol Hill

Starting in mid-November 2016, Seattle City Light plans to repair a segment of underground electrical conduit at the corner of 10th Avenue and East Union Street in Capitol Hill.  The conduit at this location is damaged and repairs are needed to maintain electrical reliability.

Map of the construction work area at 10th Avenue and East Union Street.

Crews will be breaking sidewalk pavement at the corner of 10th Avenue and East Union Street. Traffic will be limited to one lane on 10th Avenue during construction. Flaggers will be present at all times to assist traffic and pedestrian access.

Customers can expect temporary parking restrictions as trucks will be staged on site during work hours. Excavated areas will be covered over with steel plates during non-work hours.

Construction will begin on Monday, November 14, 2016 and last approximately one week. Daily work hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, customers can 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=375.