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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Bike-to-Work Day Cyclists on Burke-Gilman Trail Be Aware of Detours

5/15/2014  4:50:00 PM
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Seattle City Light, UW Remind Cyclists of Construction Along Trail

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light and the University of Washington remind Bike-to-Work Day cyclists that City Light’s work on the Burke-Gilman Trail at the university requires a detour. Trail users are urged to check detour routes on the UW Burke-Gilman Trail Detours website.

Seattle City Light crews will increase electrical capacity and improve reliability to the electrical system serving UW. The project requires trenching to build a new duct bank, installing conduits, vaults and new underground high voltage power lines along the Burke-Gilman Trail.

City Light’s work extends along the Burke-Gilman Trail between City Light’s University Substation and the UW’s West Substation. City Light has five phases of work to complete. During the current first phase, crews will work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some weekend work is possible. Noise is expected during construction. The project is an important part of improving service reliability for City Light customers, which is a key part of Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan.

For more information about this and other City Light construction projects, please visit Information regarding the Burke-Gilman Trail

About Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

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