Seattle City Light is working to provide electrical service upgrades to a King County pump station near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. Additionally, we will be installing temporary power for the construction of a RapidRide bus shelter and electric vehicle charging station also for King County.
The work requires both excavating near the ferry dock entrance along Fauntleroy Way SW and across the ferry dock’s entrance/exit lanes. The installation of underground equipment is planned through Sept. 2. Beginning August 15th, when the work is more directly in front of the ferry dock’s entrance, the daily work hours will shift from normal daytime hours to 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. to minimize ferry traffic interruption at the direction of WSDOT.
Seattle City Light, King County, and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working together to minimize the impact to those affected while construction is underway. Due to the limited construction space, some traffic restrictions into the ferry terminal are necessary. One toll booth will be closed at night. Seattle City Light crews will work closely with Washington State Ferries to minimize traffic and toll booth disruptions.
We will be limiting our noise during the nighttime work. Alarms used for backing up trucks will be disconnected. Other techniques will be used to safely back trucks. The trench work will be covered and plates secured.
Once the work to install the vault and conduits is complete electrical crews will be pulling cable and installing transformers. SDOT crews will be restoring affected streets and sidewalks.
Questions for King County Metro can be referred to Paul Roybal at (206) 684-1599, Paul.Roybal@KingCounty.Gov. Questions for WSDOT ferries can be referred to Susan Harris-Huether at (206) 515-3460
Thank you for your patience during this important project.
8/25/2011 Update: We have completed our nighttime infrasturcture construction phase of this project.