Underdeck Lighting Upgrades Planned in the Chinatown-International District

Starting in mid-March 2020, Seattle City Light contracted crews will upgrade the underdeck high-pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures at several overpass locations in the Chinatown-International District area. Existing lights will be replaced with new light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. The lighting upgrades will increase visibility and improve pedestrian and traffic safety in the area.

Starting in mid-March 2020, Seattle City Light contracted crews will upgrade the underdeck high-pressure sodium (HPS) light fixtures at several overpass locations in the Chinatown-International District area. Existing lights will be replaced with new light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. The lighting upgrades will increase visibility and improve pedestrian and traffic safety in the area.

Crews will be working along the freeway overpass areas on South King Street (starting in mid-March 2020) and South Jackson Street (beginning in May 2020).

Construction work areas will impact South Jackson and King streets.

Customers can expect temporary parking and lane restrictions in the immediate work area during construction hours. To alleviate congestion and maintain pedestrian safety, flaggers will be direct traffic through work areas. Noise is expected during construction work hours.

Daily construction work hours are from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews may be working on weekends to complete this work. The project is expected to last approximately three to four months.

For more information, customers can contact:

Patrick Donohue
Senior Capital Projects Coordinator
(206) 386-1654
patrick.donohue@seattle.gov
Christy Keoseng
Senior Capital Projects Coordinator
(206) 615-0972
christy.keoseng@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.