Seattle City Light will be in the Rainier Vista neighborhood upgrading the streetlight electrical grounding system. This project will involve digging in the right-of-way using necessary equipment and trucks. These upgrades are happening to ensure all street lights continue to work properly and safely.
Grounding is installed on electrical systems to ensure safety for anyone who may come in contact with elements of the system. Contact voltage can occur on metal streetlight structures, or other equipment that can conduct electricity and become energized.
No contact voltage problems have been found at Rainier Vista during the past two years of inspections. Testing is completed annually to make sure all electrical equipment is safe. This project will upgrade the existing grounding system. (See Rainier Vista Streetlight Improvement Map)
What You Can Expect:
- Daily work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
- No scheduled power outages during civil construction. If they become necessary, notification will be provided at least 48 hours in advance of the outage.
- There will be some minor traffic and parking disruptions in the immediate work area. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.
8/12/2013 Update: Staff recently delivered flyers to affected customers. The work for this project has begun.