Brace Point Cable Replacement

Map showing construction work area in the Brace Point neighborhood

Project Description

Underground electrical cables were originally installed in parts of the Endolyne/Brace Point area in 1971. In 2011, a Seattle City Light contractor tested and where possible, injected the cables with silicone to extend their life. However, 50% of the cable could not be injected and must be replaced. City Light has hired a contractor to replace the aging electrical infrastructure in the Brace Point area with new conduits, cables, vaults and streetlights. 


Construction will occur in the Endolyne/Brace Point area

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (Aug. 11, 2021): Thank you for attending our Aug. 4 community meeting. If you were unable to attend, we've included a link to the recording, along with a summary of the questions from Wednesday's meeting.

Construction crews will be starting at 47th Avenue SW (near Maplewood Place SW). Please see the map below for more information.

August construction work area in the Brace Point neighborhood

Community Benefits

  • The work will result in enhanced electrical reliability and reduce the likelihood of unplanned power outages in the Brace Point area.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Trenching for conduits will occur in the public right-of-way (e.g., street, lawn, planting strips). Crews will cover trenches with steel plates outside of construction work hours. The contractor may be working in multiple locations at a time. Crews will work to limit parking and traffic impacts.
  • Construction will require some road closures to traffic during work hours. Detour signage will direct traffic where possible. Crews may limit driveway access to houses closest to construction areas during working hours. Vehicles will be able to pass during non-working hours.
  • The project will not cause interruption to your mail delivery or garbage/recycling/yard waste service. Please leave your cans on the curb as you usually do.
  • Maintenance power outages are required to do the work safely. City Light will notify affected residents in advance before any outage.
  • Private service connections to homes are not included in this work. The homeowner is responsible for installing new conduits in their private property.
  • The contractor will work closely with the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Urban Forestry group to protect trees and mitigate any removals. SDOT staff may be on-site to monitor this work.
  • All affected streets and landscaping will be restored and repaved in kind, per SDOT standards.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please be aware that due to the nature of our work maintaining the electrical system, some essential tasks require crew members to work closely together for their safety. We ask that residents continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines when walking near a construction site. The safety of our customers and crews is our number one priority.

This work is in accordance with protocols in place to meet all COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington State Department of Health, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Start Date: August 2021
  • Duration: Approximately two to three years
  • Work Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lindsay Duke
Communications Officer
Olson Brothers Excavating
(833) 350-2716