Repairs Along I-5 to Cause Rolling Slowdowns April 25-28

Seattle City Light crews are planning emergency repair work to restring electrical wires pulled down across Interstate 5 by last Saturday’s car/pole collision at NE 125th Street. The work will impact traffic on Interstate 5. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes.

To complete the work safely, crews must intermittently stop traffic in both directions of I-5 overnight for up to three nights. Traffic may be stopped up to 25 minutes at a time between State Route 520 and NE 205th Street as crews pull power lines across the highway.

Rolling slowdown details:

  • Work will be performed Tuesday, April 25, through the morning of Friday, April 28.
  • Crews will intermittently stop traffic on I-5 between SR 520 and NE 205h Street from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Washington State Patrol troopers will assist with traffic control and escort drivers through the construction zone.

If you have questions/concerns during normal work hours, City Light’s point of contact is Mark VanOss, Sr. Public Relations Specialist, at (206) 684-3279 or mark.vanoss@seattle.gov. If your question is urgent, leave a message at (206) 386-4233 and you will be contacted.

City Light System Reliability Work to Affect Traffic on I-5

Seattle City Light crews plan to enhance the reliability of the electrical system by pulling new power lines across Interstate 5 at NE 60th Street in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.

To complete this work safely, crews must intermittently stop traffic on both directions of I-5 overnight for four nights starting on Monday, March 20. Traffic may be stopped for up to 25 minutes between Northgate Way and State Route 520 as crews pull power lines across the highway.

Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes during construction.

Lane closure details:

Monday March 20 through the morning of Friday, March 24

  • Crews will intermittently stop traffic on I-5 between Northgate Way and State Route 520 from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Additionally, on the first night only, the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Ravenna Blvd/NE 65th Street and the northbound I-5 on-ramp at NE 50th Street will be closed from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Washington State Patrol troopers will assist with traffic control and escort drivers through the construction zone. See the map on page 2 for more details.

Customers will benefit since the new power lines will allow switching between electrical circuits in neighborhoods on either side of I-5, thus reducing the number and duration of power outages.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

City Light Reliability Work Will Affect Traffic on I-5

Seattle City Light is enhancing the reliability of its electrical system by transferring transmission lines onto new poles on the east and west sides of Interstate 5 at NE 60th Street. Intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions on I-5 between Northgate Way and State Route 520 are necessary for motorist and worker safety.

The two-day project is planned for early Tuesday morning, June 21, and early Wednesday morning, June 22, from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. and is being coordinated with the Washington State Patrol. Traffic will be escorted through the construction zone. The map below shows the area affected by the rolling slowdowns. Multiple rolling slowdowns will be necessary with each lasting from 20 to 25 minutes. All on-ramp traffic from Northgate Way through SR 520 will be held and will merge with the next rolling slowdown. The I-5 express lanes will be closed.

Drivers are advised to carefully abide by traffic restrictions and consider using alternate routes during construction. Normal traffic flow will follow once the transfer of wire is complete.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction

City Light System Reliability Work Will Impact Traffic on I-5

Seattle City Light is enhancing the reliability of its electrical system by replacing two transmission line poles on the east and west sides of Interstate 5 at NE 60th Street. The work requires transferring the existing transmission line onto the new poles.

The two-day project is planned for Thursday, Aug. 27 and Friday, Aug. 28, from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions on I-5 between Northgate Way and State Route 520 are necessary for motorist and worker safety. Traffic will be escorted through the construction zone. See map on page 2. A maximum of four rolling slowdowns are necessary with each lasting from 20 to 25 minutes. All on-ramp traffic from Northgate Way through State Route 520 will be held and will merge with the next rolling slowdown. The I-5 Express lanes will be closed.

Drivers are advised to carefully abide by traffic restrictions and consider using alternate routes during construction. Normal traffic flow will follow once the transfer of wire is complete.

For more information about this project and other City Light construction projects, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/aboutus/construction/.

About Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

Firefighter rescue trapped patients along SB I-5 at mid-Boeing Field

 

 

 

May 28—Seattle Firefighters extricated three patients from a car that flew off I-5 at mid-Boeing Field.

Firefighters were dispatched to at 8:12 a.m. to reports of a car rolled down an embankment on the West Side of I-5. The first arriving firefighters found two patients inside the car which was about 60 feet down a steep embankment and resting on a tree.

The Technical Rescue Team set up a low angle rope rescue line. The roof of the car was cut off and two patients were extricated from the vehicle. Firefighter used a series of ropes to pull the patients up the steep hill in a stokes rescue basket.
A third patient was found on top of the hill after self-extricated from the car. Medics transported this patients to HMC in stable condition. A fourth patient was taken to HMC in stable condition.

Medics evaluated all of the 17-year-old male patients. One patient suffered a serious back injury and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. The three other occupants of the car were transported to HMC in stable condition.

Two other occupants of a second car were treated on scene for back and neck pain. AMR transported the two patients to HMC in stable condition.