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Project Details

2017 Utility Pole Replacement Projects


Posting Date: 2/4/2016                

Contact: Percy Schlimm - Sr. Electrical Service Representative

Phone: (206) 386-1735

PROJECT UPDATE (4/19/2017):

The contracted work for 2016 is 100% completed. 

City Light's contractor, Magnum Power LLC is conducting additional pole replacement work in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, from 17th Ave S to 27th Ave S. For more information, please view the 2017 Pole Replacement Maps

This website will be updated regularly as crews work in other areas throughout the utility's service territory.

PROJECT OVERVIEW


Seattle City Light will be replacing aging utility poles in parts of Seattle to help improve and upgrade the electrical reliability in the area. In addition to installing the new poles, Seattle City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will relocate the old pole’s electrical wires to the new poles and replace some of the aging equipment. Poles scheduled to be replaced are marked with a white stripe approximately 5 feet above ground level.

Construction Work Areas:

  • SW Elmgrove St to SW Sullivan St (east of California Ave SW)
  • SW Holden St to SW Southern St (west of 35th Ave SW)
  • SW Thistle Street to SW Henderson St (west of 35th Ave SW)
  • SW Kenyon St to SW Trenton St (east of Delridge Way SW)
  • SW 122nd St to SW 126th St (west of 1st Ave S)
  • 17th Ave S to 27th Ave S (Beacon Hill)

For more information, please view the 2017 Pole Replacement Maps

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • The project will enhance reliability by replacing older poles in our system. The installation of new poles, relocation of wire and equipment to the new poles is an important investment in infrastructure.

PROJECT IMPACTS

  • Maintenance power outages are required to do the work safely. Crews will place a door hanger or make personal contact 48-72 hours in advance of outages. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.
  • The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that the poles in your area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.
  • Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on pole replacements, please visit Seattle City Light's Joint Use Engineering website.


SCHEDULE

Construction Start: March 2017

Duration: The entire project will take approx. 1 year

Daily Work Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ALTERNATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Alternate Contact: Kevin Knutz - Magnum Power Project Manager

Alternative Contact Phone: (360) 904-8318

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