City Light Completes South End Utility Pole Replacements

Contracted crews recently completed their work to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle City Light's south end of the service territory. Crews replaced a total of 274 poles from March 2017 to December 2017.

Contracted crews recently completed their work to replace aging utility poles in parts of Seattle City Light’s south end of the service territory. Crews replaced a total of 274 poles from March 2017 to December 2017.

Example of crews working on a utility pole.

Utility pole replacements are needed for several reasons. In many cases, poles need to be upgraded to add space for other third-party utilities (such as power, cable TV, phone service, etc.). Poles are also replaced if they are structurally unstable. This can be affected by the age of the pole, weather conditions, wildlife and even vehicle-pole collisions.

Completion of this work supports improvements in enhancing electrical reliability for customers.

Seattle City Light thanks its customers for their patience during the successful completion of this work.

Learn more about this project and others by visiting Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website.