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Release Date: 10/23/2014
Contact: Michael Gabrielson - Electrical Service Representative
phone: 206-386-4245
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Work planned on: West Seattle Overhead Lines Upgrade
PROJECT UPDATE (4/3/2015)

City Light's 4-26kV upgrade work will move into the Gatewood neighborhood. Toward the end of April, 2015 we will be working on SW Elmgrove Street and SW Monroe Street between 39th Avenue SW to California Avenue SW. These two streets will take around one month to complete, including only residential customers. Construction will then continue into the area between SW Frontenac Street on the north, SW Austin Street on the south, 35th Avenue on the east, and 44th Avenue SW on the west. This area will take approximately one year to complete.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

A portion of West Seattle currently runs on a 4 kilovolt electrical distribution system. This system is aging and becoming outdated. Seattle City Light will be upgrading the neighborhood's electrical infrastructure to a 26 kilovolt system, which will be more reliable and provide more capacity to meet increasing demand for electricity.

PROJECT BENEFITS

Customers can expect a more reliable system, which will provide more capacity to meet the increasing demand for electricity.

PROJECT IMPACTS

The project entails replacing poles, cross arms, insulators, transformers, and electrical wires. Some maintenance outages will be necessary. Affected residents will be notified of maintenance outages in advance.

  • The project entails replacing poles. cross arms, insulators, transformers and electrical wires.
  • Some maintenance outages will be necessary. Affected residents will be notified of these outages in advance.

Schedule: ongoing throughout West Seattle until 2018
Begin: 2008
Duration: ten years
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