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.

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.

City Light Completes Electrical Reliability Improvements at Summit Slope Park

This past December, Seattle City Light recently completed civil construction in parts of East John Street and Summit Avenue East, near Summit Slope Park. The project began in late September 2016 to increase the reliability of the electrical system in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

City Light recently completed civil construction near Summit Slope Park in mid-December 2016.

Civil construction crews installed new conduit (duct bank) and an electrical vault on East John Street and Summit Avenue East. The electrical infrastructure installations will allow Seattle Parks and Recreation to proceed with their renovation project to enhance Summit Slope Park.

Left: View of the construction work area on East John Street.
Right: A vault shoring box is installed on East John Street.

Sidewalks and planting strips that were impacted by the construction project were temporarily restored. A Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) arborist was also at hand during construction to ensure the protection of trees that were impacted by the project. 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 the Seattle City Light At Work in Your Neighborhood website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.

City Light Completes Electrical Reliability Improvements On Minor Avenue

Seattle City Light crews recently completed civil construction work on a segment of Minor Avenue, located in the Capitol and First Hill neighborhoods. The infrastructure upgrades will allow for increased electrical reliability in the area.

During construction, crews installed new conduit and an electrical vault underneath the sidewalk on Minor Avenue.

Civil construction crews installed new conduit (also known as a duct bank) and an electrical vault at Minor Avenue between East Union Street and East Pike Street. Construction started in mid-June 2016 and was completed in late September 2016.

Left: Typical view of the construction work area on Minor Avenue.
Right: A view of the sidewalk after construction was completed in late September 2016.

Sidewalks, driveways and planting strips that were impacted by the project were restored. A Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) arborist was also at hand during construction to ensure the protection of trees that were impacted by the project. At a later date, SDOT pavement crews will complete the final sidewalk restorations on Minor Avenue. 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 construction website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.

City Light Begins Work to Increase Electrical Reliability Along Minor Avenue

Starting in mid-June, Seattle City Light will begin another project in the Capitol Hill & First Hill neighborhoods to enhance electrical reliability. Crews will be installing new conduit and an electrical vault along a segment of Minor Avenue between Pike Street and Union Street.

During construction, customers should expect traffic and parking impacts in the immediate area. Uniformed police officers will also be on site to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

  • From Tuesday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 21, Minor Avenue will be limited to local access only as crews will begin excavating for the new electrical vault and build a shoring box.
  • From Monday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 21, crews will assemble the shoring box for the electrical vault on Union Street. During this construction, Union Street and Minor Avenue will be closed. Pedestrian access on Union Street will be open.
  • From late June to mid-August, trenching will occur along Minor Avenue. This is needed to install the new conduit. During this construction, Minor Avenue and Union Street will be limited to local access only.

This project is expected to start on June 14 and extend for approximately eight weeks. Daily work hours are from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact John Harvey, Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-4275 or john.harvey@seattle.gov. This information is also available on City Light’s construction website: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=362.