Electrical Improvements Planned in Yesler Terrace

Starting this June, Seattle City Light crews will be working to improve electrical reliability in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood by installing new utility poles, overhead wire and equipment. This work is needed to replace aging electrical infrastructure and upgrade the existing electrical system.

Construction work areas pictured above

Though the sequence is subject to change, crews will begin construction in several phases:

  • Phase 1: 11th Avenue East between East Terrace and Spruce streets
  • Phase 2: Alder Street between Terry Avenue and Broadway
  • Phase 3: East Alder Street between Boren and 11th avenues
  • Phase 4: East Alder Street between 11th and 12th avenues
  • To be determined: Boren Avenue and Broadway street crossing

Customers can expect temporary parking and lane restrictions in the immediate work area during construction work hours.

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

Construction is scheduled to begin on June 11 and last approximately two months. Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Crews may need to work on weekends as well.

For more information, customers can contact Percy Schlimm, Senior Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-1735 or percy.schlimm@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=410.

Electrical Improvements Planned in Yesler Terrace

Starting this June, Seattle City Light crews will be working to improve electrical reliability in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood by installing new utility poles, overhead wire and equipment. This work is needed to replace aging electrical infrastructure and upgrade the existing electrical system.

Construction work areas pictured above

Though the sequence is subject to change, crews will begin construction in several phases:

  • Phase 1: 11th Avenue East between East Terrace and Spruce streets
  • Phase 2: Alder Street between Terry Avenue and Broadway
  • Phase 3: East Alder Street between Boren and 11th avenues
  • Phase 4: East Alder Street between 11th and 12th avenues
  • To be determined: Boren Avenue and Broadway street crossing

Customers can expect temporary parking and lane restrictions in the immediate work area during construction work hours.

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

Construction is scheduled to begin on June 11 and last approximately two months. Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Crews may need to work on weekends as well.

For more information, customers can contact Percy Schlimm, Senior Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-1735 or percy.schlimm@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=410.

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.

City Light Completes South End Utility Pole Replacements

Contracted crews recently completed their work to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle City Light’s south end of the service territory. Crews replaced a total of 274 poles from March 2017 to December 2017.

Example of crews working on a utility pole.

Utility pole replacements are needed for several reasons. In many cases, poles need to be upgraded to add space for other third-party utilities (such as power, cable TV, phone service, etc.). Poles are also replaced if they are structurally unstable. This can be affected by the age of the pole, weather conditions, wildlife and even vehicle-pole collisions.

Completion of this work supports improvements in enhancing electrical reliability for customers.

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

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

City Light Completes Electrical System Upgrades in SODO

Seattle City Light crews recently completed a project in late December 2017 to replace aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO neighborhood. The work included the replacement of aging utility poles, overhead wire and equipment to help upgrade the existing electrical system.

Map of the construction work area in the SODO neighborhood.

This work was part of a second phase to upgrade the electrical system in the Chinatown-International District, Yesler Terrace and SODO neighborhoods.

Previous work in the Chinatown-International District area was completed in June 2017. Upgrades to these three neighborhoods will support redevelopment projects and increased electrical reliability, flexibility and capacity.

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.