Electronic Equipment Upgrades Planned in Queen Anne / Westlake

Starting in early April 2018, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services in the Queen Anne and Westlake areas by attaching two low-power antennas and an equipment cabinet to several utility poles along the public right-of-way.

Map of the construction work areas in Queen Anne and Westlake.

Project Highlights

  • The project is an expansion of existing communications networks and the new facilities will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities.
  • Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work area. Traffic control flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
  • Construction is anticipated to start in early-to-mid April 2018. Daily work hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The entire project is estimated to last up to one month.

Customers can contact Matt Clark, Acom Consulting (City Light Consultant) at (503) 250-0863 or matthew.clark@acomconsultinginc.com for questions.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work In Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=326

Jen Dixon selected to create artwork for Westlake Cycle Track

Artist: Jen Dixon

The Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation has selected Seattle artist Jen Dixon to create a permanent, site-specific artwork along the Westlake Cycle Track route.

The Westlake Cycle Track Project will build a protected bicycle lane in the Westlake corridor and provide a direct connection between the Fremont Bridge and downtown Seattle/South Lake Union. The artwork Dixon has been commissioned to create is intended to address the functional aspects of the cycle track by including elements that may contribute to way-finding, lighting, or otherwise making the space more legible for cyclists and pedestrians.  Construction on the track will begin in late 2015.

Dixon was invited from a pre-selected roster of artists to apply for the commission. She is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Her art discipline includes small intimate objects, drawings, prints, and books and larger public artworks that reflect the communities they are call home.

Her process is close to that of an archaeologist ­–– uncovering and discovering hidden layers and piecing together a narrative from the remains. In addition, she is committed to projects that allow art to be made accessible to the public in ways that are both subtle and unexpected.

Dixon received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, a BFA in painting and drawing from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and studied painting and drawing at the Leo Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France. She has received a number of awards including Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Memorial Special Recognition Award in 1999.

Photo credit: Jennifer Dixon, FlipBooks, 2008. LOCATION; Interurban Trail, Between North 110th Street and North 128th Street at Linden Avenue North. FUNDING SOURCE; Seattle Department of Transportation’s 1% for Art Funds. Jim Tillman Photography