Magnolia Streetlight Project Begins in April

Starting in mid-April 2018, Seattle City Light will be partnering with Crown Castle to pilot a project that will support enhanced cellular and data services in the Magnolia area. The project includes the installation of two streetlight poles with LED fixtures near Constance Drive West and West Parkmont Place. One of the poles will be configured with non-functional cellular antenna equipment.

Map of the construction work area in Magnolia.

Currently, the wireless coverage in the Magnolia neighborhood is insufficient to support the capacity needs of several wireless carriers due to the tough geographic terrain. This pilot project is designed to improve wireless services to the Magnolia area, allowing for better mobile coverage and capacity, improved call quality and fewer dropped calls. The project will also allow for increased public safety and enhanced-911 services to the area.

The new LED streetlights will make arterial streets safer by increasing their visibility at night. The fixtures will focus on roadway lighting.

Renderings of the Arieta LED streetlight fixture that will be installed.

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-April 2018. Daily work hours are from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entire project is expected to last approximately two weeks.

For more information, customers can contact Chelsea Watson, Crown Castle Government Relations Specialist at (850) 591-4639 or chelsea.watson@crowncastle.com.

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=408.

Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in Queen Anne / Westlake

Starting in early April 2018, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Queen Anne and Westlake areas by attaching two low-power antennas and an equipment cabinet to several utility poles along the public right-of-way.

Map of the construction work areas in Queen Anne and Westlake.

Project Highlights

  • The project is an expansion of existing communications networks and the new facilities will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities.
  • Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work area. Traffic control flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
  • Construction is anticipated to start in early-to-mid April 2018. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entire project is estimated to last up to one month.

Customers can contact Matt Clark, Acom Consulting (City Light Consultant) at (503) 250-0863 or matthew.clark@acomconsultinginc.com for questions.

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=326

Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in Fremont and Wallingford

Starting in late December 2016, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Fremont and Wallingford areas by upgrading electronic equipment to 11 utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

Map of the construction work areas in Fremont and Wallingford.

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 late December 2016. This work will last approximately four to five weeks. Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Matt Clark, City Light Project Consultant at (503) 250-0863 or matthew.clark@acomconsultinginc.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.

Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned for Utility Poles in Queen Anne

Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Queen Anne area by upgrading electronic equipment to two utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of the neighborhood.

Electronic equipment upgrades are planned for two utility poles in Queen Anne. This work will last one week.

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 sometime between late November and early December 2016. This work will last approximately one week. Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Richard Cardoza, City Light Project Consultant at (253) 218-9017 or rcardoza@ldccorp.com.

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