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

Project Details Information

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. Crews will be trenching to build a new duct bank. They will also install conduit and vaults. New electrical cable will be pulled in. The work will occur between City Lights University substation and UWs West substation.

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


This project will improve the reliability and capacity of the electrical system feeding the University of Washington.

  • Construction will start in April 2014. Construction is scheduled to end in mid-February 2015.
  • Work hours are scheduled from 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. Detour signs will be installed.

Schedule: April 2014 -February 2015
Begin: April 2014
Duration: Approximately ten months
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