Streetlight Infrastructure Upgrades Planned in Shelby-Hamlin

Beginning in April 2019, Seattle City Light will replace the aging streetlights in the Shelby-Hamlin neighborhood with a new, more reliable light-emitting diode (LED) streetlight system. The new LED streetlights will make residential streets safer by increasing their visibility at night.

Beginning this April, Seattle City Light will replace the aging streetlights in the Shelby-Hamlin neighborhood with a new, more reliable light-emitting diode (LED) streetlight system. The new LED streetlights will make residential streets safer by increasing their visibility at night.

The project includes the installation of 21 new LED streetlights in the neighborhood. The current neighborhood configuration has 18 total lights.

This is a map of the construction work area in the Shelby-Hamlin neighborhood.Shelby-Hamlin Construction Work Area

Existing streetlights will be replaced with new poles and LED fixtures. The fixtures will be equipped with a “Type II” pattern that distributes light to the street and sidewalk.

What You Can Expect

  • Construction will be phased in several stages to minimize street closures in the neighborhood. Only one side of the street will be closed at a time during construction.
  • Some streetlights may be relocated from their existing fixture locations during this project.
  • Noise is expected from construction and heavy equipment.

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-April 2019, starting with potholing activities and equipment staging. Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entire project is anticipated to take approximately five to six months to complete.

For more information, please contact Patrick Donohue, Senior Capital Projects Coordinator at (206) 386-1654 or at patrick.donohue@seattle.gov.

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for updates on this project and others in your neighborhood: www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=384