Streetlight System Upgrades on Blanchard Street

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Blanchard Street Construction Map

Project Description

Seattle City Light crews will be working on Blanchard Street to install new underground conduits and a handhole. This work is needed to maintain reliability for the streetlight system along this area.


Construction will occur on Blanchard Street (between 8th and Westlake avenues) in Seattle's Denny Triangle neighborhood

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (June 2022): This project is on hold due to engineering design changes. City Light will re-notify customers once a new construction start date has been determined.

Community Benefits

  • This work will maintain electrical reliability for the streetlight system that serves this area.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Crews will trench for new underground conduits and a handhole.
  • Customers can expect parking, sidewalk, and traffic impacts within the work zone. Construction signage and traffic control flaggers will redirect pedestrians and vehicles where needed.
  • City Light will be performing this work under a noise variance permit. Customers can expect some noise due to heavy machinery, trucks, and other equipment.
  • The bus layover lane on the south side of Blanchard Street, between 8th and Westlake avenues will be closed during construction.

  • Start Date: June 7, 2022
  • Duration: Approximately two weeks
  • Daily Work Hours: 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Richard Ohashi
Senior Electrical Service Representative
(206) 386-1674

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.