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 If your question is urgent, leave a message at (206) 386-4233 and you will be contacted.

Streetlight Inspection Will Cause Rolling Slowdown on Ballard Bridge

Seattle City Light plans to inspect streetlights on the Ballard Bridge following the Seattle Department of Transportation’s seismic upgrades. The inspection is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The location of the inspection can be found here: BallardBridgeMap

Single northbound and southbound lane closures on the bridge will be necessary. Motorists should expect rolling slowdowns in the direction of the affected lane. Only one lane at a time will be closed. Work will start in the southbound lane and end with the northbound lane. One quarter of the streetlights on the bridge will be out at a time. Spotters will assist any pedestrians and cyclists.

Inspection of the streetlight system is needed to close the construction contract and transfer ownership of the lights to Seattle City Light. Customers can contact: Tom Borek, Streetlight Engineer, (206) 684-4920, If you are a member of the media, please contact Scott Thomsen, External Communications, (206) 615-0978,