City Light Continues Pole Replacement Work in March

Starting in mid-to-late March 2017, Seattle City Light will continue replacing aging utility poles in various parts of the utility’s service territory to improve and upgrade electrical reliability for customers.

Contracted crews will begin replacing poles in mid-to-late March 2017. The entire pole replacement project is anticipated for completion by the end of 2017.

City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be installing new utility poles, relocating wires and replacing aging equipment in various Seattle neighborhoods.  Work hours are scheduled from Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This project is anticipated for completion by the end of 2017.

Maps of the construction work areas can be found on the utility’s construction website: 2017 Utility Pole Replacement Maps.

The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in the area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

Maintenance power outages are required for this work. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact within 48 to 72 hours of the outage date. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.

Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

For more information, customers can contact:

Visit Seattle City Light’s Pole Replacement Project Website for the latest updates on this work. This website will be updated regularly as more utility pole locations are added.