Seattle City Light must replace aging wooden poles and upgrade wire to improve system reliability and meet expected load growth. The present wire must be replaced with larger wire and accessories.
The power line (feeder) runs from our East Pine Substation at 23rd Avenue and Pine south along 22nd Avenue E to East Columbia, then west to Boylston and then northwest to Seneca. See project map here.
Customers may experience outages, but all will be with advance notification.
4/16/2013 Update: This project has been restarted after being put on temporary hold due to winter storm season. A majority of work is completed up to the intersection of E. Columbia Street and 18th Avenue E. Crews will resume working west. Parking spaces will be taken sometimes on narrow streets, as trucks setup to do the work. Crew will do their best to maintain access to driveways.Flaggers and uniformed police officers will be used to help with any traffic congestion.