Seattle City Light crews will be replacing poles, overhead electrical wire and equipment along Utah Avenue South between South Massachusetts Street and South Walker Street (see map). The work must take place to increase electrical reliability in the area.
City Light's work is planned for weekdays starting mid-October from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be complete before Thanksgiving.
WHAT: Installing new poles; building out poles with component parts (e.g. insulators, guy wires, transformers); and stringing new wire.
WHY: The electrical system in this area is aging and subject to failure.
WHERE: Crews will start at South Massachusetts Street and work south on the east side of Utah Avenue South. Once complete, they will strip out the old equipment and lines from the west side of the street. Old poles will be removed at a later date.
What You Can Expect:
Parking on the east and west side of Utah Avenue South will be affected. "No Parking" signs will be enforced, but kept to a minimum. Crews will remove them as soon as they are finished. Customers can help by obeying the signs, so the work can be completed as quickly as possible.
Several planned power outages are needed for crews to do the work safely. Each will be organized in advance. The number of outages will be kept to a minimum. Typical outage length is 2-3 hours. Customers will be notified by flyer 1-2 weeks in advance.
Intermittent heavy equipment noise.
Thank you for your patience during the upgrade of your electrical service. If you have questions or concerns, contact Percy Schlimm, Electrical Service Representative at telephone number (206) 386-4246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: This project is currently on hold.