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Release Date: 1/13/2015
Contact: Patty Breidenbach - Electrical Service Representative
phone: (206) 684-4795
Alternate Contact: -
Work planned on: Electrical Improvements Along Burke-Gilman
Seattle City Light has completed the majority of its electrical infrastructure construction activity along the Burke-Gilman Trail through the UWs west campus. Detour fencing, used to protect trail users during the project, has been removed from the area. Trail users may now travel west on the trail without detouring, beginning at the UWs Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista and continuing west.

Seattle City Light is working to improve the reliability and capacity of the electrical system feeding the University of Washington (UW). Five sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail west of 15th Avenue NE were closed, each during five different phases of the work. The project is being coordinated with the UWs additional trail improvements east of 15th Avenue NE.

For more information regarding Burke-Gilman Trail detour routes visit:
The University of Washington's Burke-Gilman Trail Detours


  • Trenching to build a new duct bank, installing conduits and vaults, pulling in new electrical cable
  • Work will occur between City Light's University substation and UW's West substation.


  • Construction Start: April 2014, Construction End: Mid-February 2015
  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some Saturday work possible.


  • No scheduled power outages, some noise is expected during construction.
  • Phased closure of sections of the Burke-Gilman. Detours signs will be installed.
Schedule: April 2014 -February 2015
Begin: April 2014
Duration: Approximately ten months
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