From late March and April 2017, Seattle City Light will continue supporting Advanced Metering services throughout the utility’s service territory by replacing existing utility poles with taller poles, which will host wireless utility data collection equipment.
The new poles will be 70 feet tall, which is about 20 feet taller than the existing poles. This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.
From late March to April 2017, City Light crews will be replacing poles in the following areas:
- Columbia City
- View Ridge
- Bitter Lake
View the March/April 2017 Utility Pole Maps for approximate construction work areas. Additional maps will be added on the Utility Pole Upgrade website as the project progresses into other areas within City Light’s service territory.
There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.
Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In most instances, the work to transfer existing equipment and install the data collection equipment can be completed in one day.
Customers can contact JoAnna Perley, Advanced Metering Deployment Manager at (206) 733-9648 or JoAnna.Perley@seattle.gov.
Visit the following websites for more information:
Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website
Seattle City Light’s Advanced Metering Program website