City Light Begins Work to Increase Electrical Reliability Along Minor Avenue

Starting in mid-June, Seattle City Light will begin another project in the Capitol Hill & First Hill neighborhoods to enhance electrical reliability. Crews will be installing new conduit and an electrical vault along a segment of Minor Avenue between Pike Street and Union Street.

During construction, customers should expect traffic and parking impacts in the immediate area. Uniformed police officers will also be on site to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

  • From Tuesday, June 14 to Tuesday, June 21, Minor Avenue will be limited to local access only as crews will begin excavating for the new electrical vault and build a shoring box.
  • From Monday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 21, crews will assemble the shoring box for the electrical vault on Union Street. During this construction, Union Street and Minor Avenue will be closed. Pedestrian access on Union Street will be open.
  • From late June to mid-August, trenching will occur along Minor Avenue. This is needed to install the new conduit. During this construction, Minor Avenue and Union Street will be limited to local access only.

This project is expected to start on June 14 and extend for approximately eight weeks. Daily work hours are from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact John Harvey, Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-4275 or This information is also available on City Light’s construction website: