City Light Completes South End Utility Pole Replacements

Contracted crews recently completed their work to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle City Light’s south end of the service territory. Crews replaced a total of 274 poles from March 2017 to December 2017.

Example of crews working on a utility pole.

Utility pole replacements are needed for several reasons. In many cases, poles need to be upgraded to add space for other third-party utilities (such as power, cable TV, phone service, etc.). Poles are also replaced if they are structurally unstable. This can be affected by the age of the pole, weather conditions, wildlife and even vehicle-pole collisions.

Completion of this work supports improvements in enhancing electrical reliability for customers.

Seattle City Light thanks its customers for their patience during the successful completion of this work.

Learn more about this project and others by visiting Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website.

Seattle City Light Completes Advanced Metering Pole Upgrades

Seattle City Light recently completed the final upgrades on several utility poles in support of the Advanced Metering program. Crews replaced 27 different poles across City Light’s service territory with new 70-foot poles and wireless infrastructure.

The taller pole helps support the new wireless equipment by transmitting data for the utility. A wireless communications network is also in place to help support the Advanced Metering program, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services for City Light customers.

Throughout the project, crews also used the opportunity to upgrade the infrastructure and replace poles in poor condition.

City Light appreciates the patience of its customers during the construction of this project.

For more information about this project and others in your neighborhood, please visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website. Search for utility construction projects in your area by neighborhood, address and ZIP code.

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.

City Light to Upgrade Electronic Equipment on Utility Poles in Green Lake

Map of the Construction Work Area

Starting in late June 2016, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Green Lake area by upgrading electronic equipment to five utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of the neighborhood.

This project is an expansion of existing communications networks and 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 will begin during the week of June 22, 2016 and last approximately six weeks. 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.