City Light to Upgrade Electrical Cable in Lake Forest Park

Seattle City Light will be upgrading the aging electrical cable in parts of Lake Forest Park to help improve the electrical reliability in the area. City Light’s contractor, Novinium, will test and where possible, inject underground cables with silicone to fill cracks in the cable insulation to prevent outages. If cables are not suited for injection, they will be replaced at a later time.

Starting in early September 2016, Seattle City Light will be upgrading the aging electrical cable in parts of Lake Forest Park to help improve the electrical reliability in the area. City Light’s contractor, Novinium, will test and where possible, inject underground cables with silicone to fill cracks in the cable insulation to prevent outages. If cables are not suited for injection, they will be replaced at a later time.

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Map of the construction work areas (from NW 195th St to NE 205th St)

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Map of the construction work areas (from NE 185th St to NE 195th St)

The contractor, Novinium will be working for a total of 13 days in the month of September. Daily work hours are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening and weekend work is not planned.

One maintenance outage is anticipated for this work. All affected customers will be notified on the Thursday before the following week’s outage. The outage date and time will be specified on the notification.

Traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate area during work hours. Flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets and crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

For more information, please contact John Likes, Electrical Service Representative at (206) 615-0608 or john.likes@seattle.gov.

Visit the City Light construction website for the latest updates on this project: http://www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=367.