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.

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 Complete Electrical Reliability Work in Tukwila

This past December, a Seattle City Light contractor completed the final repair work on several existing electrical conduits along 42nd Avenue South in Tukwila, WA. The project also included the installation of new vaults to enhance reliability for electrical service.

Map of the construction work area on 42nd Avenue South.

Pictured: Restored area on the east side of 42nd Avenue South. Contracted crews repaired electrical conduit and installed a vault.

Contracted crews started this three-month project in late October 2017. City Light thanks the residents of Tukwila for their patience during the successful completion of this project.

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

Electrical Infrastructure Repairs on Harvard Avenue Begin This August

Starting in early August 2017, Seattle City Light will be taking steps to maintain reliability in the Capitol Hill area by repairing handholes and conduit along Harvard Avenue. This work is being coordinated with W.G. Clark Construction and the 722 East Pike Street project.

Stage 1 – Week of August 7, 2017

Crews will be trenching for electrical conduit across Harvard Avenue, between East Pine Street and East Pike Street.

Harvard Avenue will be open for local access only during construction hours.

Stage 2 – Week of August 14, 2017

Crews will close the north side of Harvard Avenue between East Pike Street and East Union Street to access a handhole.

The south side of Harvard Avenue will be accessible for local access. Parking will be restricted on Bolyston Avenue to allow for detoured traffic.

Project Impacts

Parking will be restricted within the construction work area. Traffic and pedestrian safety will be maintained by uniformed police officers and flaggers.

Crews will be careful to maintain access to buildings. Driveways will remain open during construction.

Maintenance outages are required to do the work safely. Customers will be notified in advance of any outage.

Timing & Coordination

This project is anticipated to start during the week of August 7, 2017. It is expected that the work will take approximately two weeks to complete. Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with possible weekend work.

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

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=396.

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