Electrical Reliability Upgrades Planned in South Lake Union

Seattle City Light crews plan to increase the electrical reliability of the South Lake Union neighborhood by installing an underground electrical vault near the intersection of Republican Street and Fairview Avenue North. This new infrastructure will provide the additional capacity needed for electrical lines coming from the Denny Substation.

Seattle City Light crews plan to increase the electrical reliability of the South Lake Union neighborhood by installing an underground electrical vault near the intersection of Republican Street and Fairview Avenue North. This new infrastructure will provide the additional capacity needed for electrical lines coming from the Denny Substation.

Construction will occur at the intersection of Republican Street and Fairview Avenue North.

This project is scheduled to start the weekend of August 10th – 11th and will have impacts to the surrounding area. Uniformed police officers will be present to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

Republican Street (between Fairview and Boren avenues north) will be closed to traffic during times of construction. However, local access will be made available.

Northbound traffic needing to turn on Republican Street will be detoured through Mercer Street and Boren Avenue North. Southbound traffic on Fairview Avenue North will be limited to one lane with some turn restrictions.

Construction Work Area

Construction will be limited to weekends only. Weekend work hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some evening work is possible, but construction will not run past 10 p.m.

For more information, customers can contact Richard Ohashi, Senior Electrical Service Representative at (206) 386-1674 or Richard.ohashi@seattle.gov.

Visit Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website for the latest updates on this project and others in your neighborhood.