Pioneer Square’s Infrastructure and Paving Upgrade Continues in Pioneer Passage

Seattle City Light plans to replace aging underground conduit along Pioneer Passage as part of the larger infrastructure and paving upgrades taking place in Pioneer Square. The work will increase electrical reliability and capacity in the area. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are coordinating the project with City Light in the areas shown below:

Impacted parking and work zones shown in orange.

The work is set to begin on September 6th and continue into late November and no power outages are expected. At a later date, SDOT will repave the alley with a Pioneer Square Preservation Board-approved brick pattern. Access to the alley will be limited and one side of the alley may be partially blocked or closed during construction, but full business access will be maintained during weekdays.

If customers have questions they can contact: Bill Danbom, Sr. Electrical Representative at (2096) 386-4200 or bill.danbom@seattle.gov. Information can also be found online at: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=372.

Infrastructure and Paving Upgrade Planned for Pioneer Passage in Pioneer Square

Seattle City Light plans to increase reliability by replacing aging underground conduit (duct bank) and electrical cable along the Pioneer Passage alley. The alley is located east of 1st Avenue South between South Washington Street and Yesler Way. The project is being coordinated with the Alliance for Pioneer Square and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Later in the fall, SDOT will repave the alley with a Pioneer Square Preservation Board-approved brick pattern.

See the map showing the locations and work stages.

Overview of the construction stages.

The new electrical infrastructure and equipment will increase the reliability and capacity of the Pioneer Square/downtown electrical system.

What you can expect:

  • No power outages are expected.
  • The work will proceed from south to north in stages with parking not permitted as necessary in order to stage trucks. See map.
  • Customers should expect noise caused by construction equipment during work hours.
  • Access to the alley will be limited during construction, but open after construction hours. One end of the alley at a time will be partially blocked or closed depending on which stage the crews are working in. Uniformed police officers will be on-site to help with traffic and pedestrians.
  • Trash/recycling disposal locations may need to shift to designated areas in the alley and alley deliveries should be redirected to the surrounding streets.

Construction is due to begin the first week of September and continue through November 2016, at which time SDOT will begin their paving project. Work will take place Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If customers have questions they can contact: Bill Danbom, Sr. Electrical Service Representativebill.danbom@seattle.gov or (206) 386-4200.

Information can also be found on the project’s website: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=372

Infrastructure and Paving Upgrade Planned for Nord Alley in Pioneer Square

Seattle City Light plans to replace aging underground conduit along Nord Alley in Pioneer Square in order to increase electrical reliability and capacity. The project is being coordinated with the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and CenturyLink and features repaving the alley with brick. The project location can be seen below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of the project include:

  • Increased electrical reliability and capacity.
  • Work is planned from early May to early July. No power outages or telecommunications outages are expected. Customers should expect noise from construction equipment related to excavation.
  • Though access to businesses will remain open during construction, access to the alley will be limited.
  • SDOT plans to repave the alley with Pioneer Square Preservation Board-approved brick.

If customers have questions they can contact: John Harvey, Sr. Electrical Service Representative, john.harvey@seattle.gov or (206) 386-4275. Members of the media can contact: Scott Thomsen, External Communications, (206) 615-0978, scott.thomsen@seattle.gov . Information can also be found at the project’s Website: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=359