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Project Details Information

Release Date: 9/26/2013
Contact: Roy Carbonell - Electrical Service Representative
phone: (206) 386-1692
Alternate Contact: -
Work planned on: Leschi Area: South of East Cherry St on 28th Ave

Seattle City Light has started replacing the underground electrical cable in the Leschi neighborhood.

In 2009 and 2010, we tested and where possible rehabilitated aging underground electrical cable in the Leschi neighborhood via silicone injection. About 27 percent of the electrical cable was not suited for silicone injection and now requires replacement; including a segment of cable south of East Cherry Street on 28th Avenue (see map).

The work involves two phases:

  • Phase 1: Civil construction (currently in construction) -- Install conduits for the new cable.
  • Phase 2: Electrical construction (later date) -- Pull cable into place through the newly installed conduit. Electrical construction has a much smaller footprint and involves crews working from vault-to-vault pulling in the new cable. This phase will begin once all the cable segments that require replacement have conduit installed.

What You Can Expect During Civil Construction:

  • Trenching to install the conduits
    • Trenching work will occur in the public right-of-way
    • Actual trench will be 18-30 inches wide
    • Affected sidewalks, driveways, and street will be completely restored by the Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Parking and Traffic
    • Temporary parking and traffic restrictions will be in place
    • A uniformed police officer will direct traffic
    • On two separate occasions, 28th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic, crews will do their best to maintain access to driveways
    • Trench will be plated at night

Timeline for Civil Construction:

  • Project duration for civil construction is approximately three weeks
  • Daily work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

We will update you once we know more about the timeline for Phase 2, electrical construction.

12/5/2013 Update: Civil construction continues to work in this area.

Schedule: September 23 - October 14
Begin: September 23
Duration: 3 weeks
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