Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in Highline and White Center

Starting in early to mid-April 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Highline and White Center areas by upgrading electronic equipment to 35 utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

Map of the construction work areas in White Center and Highline. Crews may be working on multiple poles within each work area.

This project is an expansion of existing communications networks. The equipment modifications will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities. The work will also improve wireless services to areas, allowing for enhanced connectivity and faster 4G service.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace utility poles that are in poor condition.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

This project is anticipated to start in early to mid-April 2017. Construction is expected to last approximately six weeks. Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gina Del Giorgio, City Light Project Consultant at (425) 603-8205 or Regina.DelGiorgio2@VerizonWireless.com.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=326.

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.