Cleanup Work Scheduled at Former Greenlake Substation Property

Seattle City Light will be closing the alleyway between 79th and 80th Streets west of Aurora Avenue N in the Greenlake neighborhood from May 20 through June 14 for work on a former substation property at 949 N. 80th Street.

Seattle City Light will be closing the alleyway between 79th and 80th Streets west of Aurora Avenue N in the Greenlake neighborhood from May 20 through June 14 for work on a former substation property at 949 N. 80th Street. The project will require 10 to 15 working days between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There are no planned power outages for this project.

Planned activities are related to the removal of soils and debris from the property. There might be low levels of contaminants such as lead present due to past uses at the site. Any contamination that might be present is contained to the site and will be removed by City Light.

The work will involve operation of heavy equipment and dump trucks to dig and remove dirt and concrete from the site. Any contaminated materials will then be hauled away for proper disposal. Precautions will be taken to contain the materials and dust, and prevent them from spreading. Clean soil will then be placed and covered with mulch.

Trees and hedges on the property will need to be removed as part of the work because the root balls may contain contaminated soils.

There could be some minor disruptions to local traffic, parking and sidewalks adjacent to the site; however we will do our best to keep these to a minimum. The work will be completed as quickly as possible to minimize those disruptions. In the event of severe weather or other conditions out of our control, we may need to revise our schedule.

For more information, please contact Tom Meyer, Senior Environmental Analyst at (206) 386-9168 or tom.meyer@seattle.gov.