Streetlight Modernization Projects

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Project Description

Seattle City Light is updating aging streetlights and electrical infrastructure throughout the utility's service area to enhance safety and electrical reliability. There are no scheduled power outages associated with this work.


Crews are working throughout City Light's service territory to replace aging streetlights and electrical cables that are past their service life.

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (January 2024): Work began along W Galer St and Magnolia Blvd W between W Garfield St and 29th Ave W on January 22, 2024. Completion is expected in February 2024.

Upcoming Projects:

  • Work is scheduled to begin on 15th Ave W, near Dravus St, in March 2024 and will last up to three months.
  • Work is scheduled to begin near 3510 NE 155th St in April 2024 and will last up to two months.
  • Work on the McGraw St and Morley Pl intersection is awaiting permit approval. City Light will perform this work once the permit is approved. This work will last up to five months.

Community Benefits

This project will enhance service reliability by replacing aging streetlights, wires, and equipment from our system. The installation of new streetlights will also improve street visibility and safety.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Customers can expect parking, sidewalk, and traffic impacts within the work zone. Construction signs and traffic control flaggers will redirect pedestrians and vehicles where needed.
  • Some noise is expected during construction.
  • Crews will restore and repave all affected areas under SDOT restoration guidelines.
  • No planned power outages are needed to complete this work safely.


August 2023 – June 2024

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.