Electrical Improvements Near NE 47th St

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Map showing construction work area on Northeast 47th Street

Project Description

Seattle City Light crews will be excavating for a new electrical vault and duct bank (underground pathway for electrical cables and conduits) to support electrical growth in the University District.


The work will take place in an alleyway near Northeast 47th Street, between Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and University Way Northeast.

Street view of alley work area near Northeast 47th Street

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (October 2023): This project was completed in 2022.

Community Benefits

  • The upgrades will support electrical growth in the University District.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Crews will excavate within the alley to install the new vault and duct bank. Customers can expect some noise due to saw cutting and jackhammer equipment.
  • Uniformed police officers and traffic control flaggers will be present to redirect pedestrian and vehicle traffic near the construction work area.
  • Due to construction and truck staging, parking will be inaccessible on Northeast 47th Street between Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and University Way Northeast.
  • The alley will be closed to vehicle traffic during this project. Delivery, garbage, and recycling trucks will access the alley from the south entrance.

  • Start Date: Week of Feb. 7, 2022
  • Duration: Approximately three to four months
  • Work Hours:
    • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Saturday/Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tim Harris
Senior Electrical Service Representative
(206) 615-0115

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.