Civil Improvements Scheduled on 1st Avenue South

Starting this May, Seattle City Light crews will complete the final trench work on 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South. Civil construction crews will be installing a new electrical duct bank, which will upgrade aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO and Pioneer Square areas.

Starting this May, Seattle City Light crews will complete the final trench work on 1st Avenue South, between South Royal Brougham Way and Railroad Way South. Civil construction crews will be installing a new electrical duct bank, which will upgrade aging electrical infrastructure in the SODO and Pioneer Square areas.

Construction work area on 1st Avenue South

Crews will work on the west side of 1st Avenue South, occupying both southbound lanes for duct bank excavation. Southbound traffic will merge with the northbound lanes on 1st Avenue South. Noise is expected during construction from jackhammering and heavy equipment.

Some parking will be restricted on 1st Avenue South for truck staging and equipment storage.

Crews will install an electrical duct bank, which will increase reliability for the Pioneer Square and SODO areas.

Construction is scheduled to start in mid-to-late May 2019. Daily work hours are from Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work will not occur two hours before and after major Pioneer Square/South of Downtown (SODO) events. The entire project is scheduled to take up to four months to complete.

For more information, customers can contact Chau Luu, Senior Electrical Service Representative at chau.luu@seattle.gov or (206) 386-1671.

Learn more about this project by visiting our construction website:
www.seattle.gov/light/atwork/release.asp?RN=405.