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East Union Street Underground Conversions


Posting Date: 12/13/2016                

Contact: Susan Kallies - Seattle City Light Resident Engineer

Phone: (206) 684-7265

PROJECT UPDATE (6/7/2017):

Seattle City Light’s contractor, Pellco Construction, is continuing their work in the Capitol Hill neighborhood to install underground electrical conduit, vaults and associated equipment in parts of East Union Street from 10th to 12th avenues. Please see the project map and timeline below for more information on current and upcoming stages of work. Construction work hours have been updated as well.

On 11th Avenue (near East Pike Street), parking is restricted for equipment staging. Sidewalk restoration is planned in this area after the project has been completed. Please see the information below for additional details.


Current work area: June 2017

Project Timeline: June 2017

  • Crews are continuing their work on East Union Street between 11th and 12th avenues (Stage 4). Work in this area may extend through the month of June.
  • Work along 11th Avenue and East Pike Street (Stage 5) has started, and will continue through the month of June.

11th Avenue Between East Pike Street and East Union Street


11th & Pike Sidewalk Improvements Flier

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be making sidewalk improvements on the west side of 11th Avenue for improved pedestrian mobility and a low speed vehicle environment. Restoration will include a wider sidewalk and curb ramp.

Learn more about the design concept plan: 10th and 11th Avenue Street Design Concept Plan 

For more information on the sidewalk restoration work, please contact Susan McLaughlin, SDOT Urban Design at (206) 733-9649 or susan.mclaughlin@seattle.gov

PROJECT OVERVIEW

A Seattle City Light contractor will be working in the Capitol Hill neighborhood to install underground electrical conduit, vaults and associated equipment in parts of East Union Street from 10th to 11th Avenue. This work is aligned with the City of Seattle’s ordinance to underground power lines in this area.

Map of the construction work area:


Overall East Union Street Construction Work Area

Note: Overall project zone depictedWork impacts will be phased and active work areas will be updated within this footprint.

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • Completion of this work will allow for a more reliable power system.
  • This work is needed to meet the City of Seattle’s ordinance to underground power lines in this area.

PROJECT IMPACTS & TIMELINE

  • Phases of work will include temporary travel lanes, parking lane, sidewalk and bike lane impacts. 
  • Trenching will occur along East Union Street and segments of 10th and 11th Noise is expected from heavy equipment and jackhammering.
  • Access to businesses will be open at all times.
  • There will be parking restrictions as trucks are staged on site during work hours. Excavated areas will be covered over with steel plates during non-work hours.
  • Maintenance outages are required to do the work safely. Customers will be notified in advance of any outage.

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SCHEDULE

Construction Start: Week of January 9, 2017

Duration: Estimated for completion in July 2017

Daily Work Schedule: Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ALTERNATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Alternate Contact: Susan McLaughlin - SDOT Urban Design

Alternative Contact Phone: (206) 733-9649

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