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Project Details

SODO Electrical System Upgrades


Posting Date: 5/18/2017                

Contact: Percy Schlimm - Sr. Electrical Service Representative

Phone: (206) 386-1735

PROJECT UPDATE (8/24/2017)

Crews continue to work along 6th Avenue South.

PROJECT OVERVIEW


Seattle City Light plans to replacing aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO neighborhood. The work will include replacing aging utility poles, overhead wire and equipment to help upgrade the existing electrical system.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AREA



PROJECT BENEFITS

  • The project will replacing aging electrical infrasturcture and upgrade the existing electrical system.
  • The electrical upgrades will reduce unplanned power outages.

PROJECT IMPACTS

  • Crews will begin replacing utility poles, overhead wire and equipment in the following areas:
    • 6th Avenue South
    • 8th Avenue South
    • South Massachusetts Street
    • Holgate Street
  • Maintenance power outages are required to do the work safely. Notification will be provided in advance of outages. The notification will specify the date, time and duration of the outage.
  • Crews will reduce traffic and parking impacts by working one area at a time. However, traffic will be restricted and “No Park” signs enforced in work zones. “No Park” signs will be removed once work has been completed.
  • The new poles will be placed alongside preexisting poles. Pre-existing poles will be removed once the transfer of all utilities is done by other utilities. Seattle City Light will monitor these efforts to facilitate the removal of old poles.

SCHEDULE

Construction Start: early to mid-June 2017

Duration: Approximately 6 months

Daily Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 7 am to 5 pm w/ nights & weekend work
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