Seattle City Light LARRY WEIS, Interim General Manager and CEO
City Light crew

Project Details Information

Release Date: 5/15/2015
Contact: Antonio Hernandez - Sr. Electrical Service Representative
phone: (206) 386-1635
Alternate Contact: -
Work planned on: Utah Ave S. between Colorado Ave S. and 4th Ave S.

PROJECT UPDATE (1/13/2016)

Crews are currently active in the area bounded by 2nd Avenue South (rail tracks) to the west, 4th Avenue South to the east, South Horton Street to the south and South Hanford Street to the north. Parking will be affected on streets in this area until completion of construction. Crews will complete work on one street before moving onto the next and will minimize no parking zones. This area's construction should be completed by the middle of February 2016.


Seattle City Light will be continuing work to increase electrical service reliability in the SODO neighborhood to increase electrical service capacity and reliability. Previously, crews were working along Utah Avenue South. The project will next proceed along South Horton Street between Colorado Avenue South and 4th Avenue South. This project involves replacing poles, overhead electrical wire and upgrading equipment. (see map).


Newly installed electrical wire and equipment will improve system reliability and add capacity to the SODO area.


  • Crews will be replacing poles, overhead electrical wire and equipment to increase electrical capacity and reliability
  • Several maintenance outages will be required for crews to do the work safely. The typical outage length is two to three hours. Customers will be notified one to two weeks in advance of a maintenance outage.
  • Not all customers within the work zone will be affected by the power outages. City Light will contact customers to confirm maintenance outages.
  • Parking impacts are expected. "No Parking" signs will be enforced but kept to a minimum. Crews will remove them as soon as the work is finished.
  • Customers and businesses should expect noise during construction.
  • Pole installation will start from South Lander Street in approximately late-May. Overhead line work will follow.
  • Work along South Horton Street between 1st Avenue South and 4th Avenue South will require intermittent closures at night and on weekends. Work will affect approximately one block at a time.
Schedule: Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., some evenings
Begin: late-May 2015
Duration: Approximately five months
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