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City Light Continues Work to Increase Electrical Reliability and Capacity in SODO Neighborhood

Seattle City Light crews will be continuing work in the SODO neighborhood to increase electrical service capacity and reliability. This project involves replacing poles, overhead electrical wire and upgrading equipment along South Horton Street between Colorado Avenue South and 4th Avenue South.  Previously, crews were working along Utah Avenue South.

This next section is expected to start in late May and last for approximately five months.  There will be several maintenance power outages required during construction to ensure crews can work safely.  Affected customers will be notified one to two weeks in advance of any maintenance power outage. Not all customers within construction area will be affected by a maintenance outage. The typical maintenance outage length is two to three hours.

Construction along South Horton Street will require intermittent closures at night and on weekends, and will take place one street block at a time to help minimize impacts. Parking impacts are expected but will be kept to a minimum. During construction customers and businesses should expect noise. Work is scheduled from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. along with some evenings and weekends.

For more information, customers can contact Antonio Hernandez, Sr. Electrical Service Representative, at (206) 386-1635, or visit

Construction Map