Temporary Fairview Bridge Pole and Wire Relocation Completed

Seattle City Light has successfully completed a temporary pole and wire relocation alongside Fairview Bridge. Crews installed two temporary steel transmission poles and temporary overhead wires that will remain in place until the completion of the Fairview Bridge Replacement Project, which is anticipated to be in early 2020.

Details of the deactivated permanent power lines and the new temporary poles and lines.

The work was done in conjunction with the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) plan to replace the oldest portion of the current Fairview Bridge that was built more than 65 years ago. The bridge is the last timber-supported bridge on a major road in Seattle and its replacement will allow for more traffic, sidewalks, and a bike lane. The power lines needed to be temporarily relocated so that safe distances could be maintained from energized lines during the future work. The permanent lines remain in place, but have been deactivated.

Seattle City Light crews, engineering and project management collaborated with both SDOT and local businesses to minimize impact to our customers. After the bridge’s construction, City Light will remove the temporary steel transmission poles and associated temporary power lines and return to a permanent configuration. Overall, City Light crews completed this phase of the work ahead of schedule.

New temporary power lines and poles installed to the right of permanent  infrastructure

Utility Pole Replacements Scheduled in Beacon Hill

Later this month, Seattle City Light will continue replacing aging utility poles in parts of the utility’s service territory to improve and upgrade electrical reliability for customers.

City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be installing new utility poles, relocating wires and replacing aging equipment in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.  Work hours are scheduled from Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This project is anticipated for completion by the end of 2017.

Map of the construction work area in Beacon Hill. Pole replacements will occur within this area.

The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in the area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

Maintenance power outages are required for this work. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact within 48 to 72 hours of the outage date. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.

Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

For more information, customers can contact:

Visit Seattle City Light’s Pole Replacement Project Website for the latest updates on this work. This website will be updated regularly as more utility pole locations are added.

City Light Continues Pole Replacement Work in March

Starting in mid-to-late March 2017, Seattle City Light will continue replacing aging utility poles in various parts of the utility’s service territory to improve and upgrade electrical reliability for customers.

Contracted crews will begin replacing poles in mid-to-late March 2017. The entire pole replacement project is anticipated for completion by the end of 2017.

City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be installing new utility poles, relocating wires and replacing aging equipment in various Seattle neighborhoods.  Work hours are scheduled from Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This project is anticipated for completion by the end of 2017.

Maps of the construction work areas can be found on the utility’s construction website: 2017 Utility Pole Replacement Maps.

The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in the area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

Maintenance power outages are required for this work. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact within 48 to 72 hours of the outage date. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.

Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

For more information, customers can contact:

Visit Seattle City Light’s Pole Replacement Project Website for the latest updates on this work. This website will be updated regularly as more utility pole locations are added.

City Light to Replace Aging Utility Poles in Parts of Seattle and Burien

Seattle City Light is planning to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle and Burien to help improve and upgrade the electrical reliability in parts of the service territory. The installation of new poles, wire and equipment relocation is an important investment in infrastructure.

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be installing new utility poles, relocating wires to the new pole and replacing aging equipment in various Seattle and Burien neighborhoods. Work hours are scheduled from Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maps of the construction work areas can be found here: 2016 Pole Replacement – South Location Maps

The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in the area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

Maintenance power outages are required for this work. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact within 48 to 72 hours of the outage date. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.

Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

For more information, customers can contact:

Visit our construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=356

City Light To Replace Aging Utility Poles in Parts of Seattle and Burien

Seattle City Light is planning to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle and Burien to help improve and upgrade the electrical reliability in parts of the service territory. The installation of new poles, wire and equipment relocation is an important investment in infrastructure.

Starting Monday, February 22, Seattle City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be installing new utility poles, relocating wires to the new pole and replacing aging equipment in the Bitter Lake and Greenwood neighborhoods. Work hours are scheduled from Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please see the maps below for approximate construction work areas.

The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in the area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

Maintenance power outages are required for this work. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact within 48 to 72 hours of the outage date. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.

Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it will be a few months before the other companies with utilities on the poles transfer their equipment and wiring. City Light will monitor the situation to ensure that old utility poles are removed in a timely matter.

For more information, customers can contact William Chin, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator at (206) 684-7977 or william.chin@seattle.gov.

Visit our construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=356