Queen Anne Communications Tower Retrofit

Map showing tower location in Queen Anne

Project Description

Seattle City Light has hired a contractor to replace several cross-bracing bars on the utility's radio communications tower near 110 Lee Street. Crews will replace the bars and remove the existing paint from the tower. 

City Light's communications tower near 110 Lee Street


The tower is located in the Queen Anne area near 110 Lee Street.

What's Happening Now?

This project is scheduled to start in June 2021.

Community Benefits

  • The improvements will improve the tower's structural reliability and allow for new equipment installations.
  • The work will improve City Light's communication systems.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Crews will be using a crane and other truck equipment to access the tower structure. The work may run between 25 to 95 feet from the ground.
  • Crews will also use a small generator to remove existing rivets and tighten new nuts and bolts from the tower structure.
  • Construction may impact traffic on 1st Avenue North, adjacent to the west side of the tower. Crews may need to close off the street to access the structure.
  • Customers can expect some parking and sidewalk impacts near the construction work area.
  • Later this summer, crews will re-paint the entire tower.

  • Start Date: Early June 2021
  • Duration: Two to three weeks
  • Daily Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hien Trinh
Project Manager
(206) 459-8259