System Duct Bank Upgrades on Battery Street

City Light Undergrounding Project

Map showing construction work area in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood

Project Description

Seattle City Light crews will be upgrading the existing underground duct bank system on 2nd Avenue (between Wall and Battery streets) and at the intersection of Battery Street and 3rd Avenue.


The work is located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (2022): This project has been completed.

Community Benefits

  • The infrastructure upgrades will improve electrical reliability for the Belltown area.

Anticipated Impacts

  • Customers can expect some noise during construction work hours.
  • Traffic control flaggers will be available as needed to direct pedestrians and vehicles through the work areas.
  • Construction on 2nd Avenue and Battery Street will occur during weekday hours. Construction on 3rd Avenue and Battery Street is limited to weekend hours. Please refer the schedule for additional information.
  • Crews will be staging and storing equipment on-site.
  • Some noise is expected during construction.
  • Crews will cover open trenches with steel plates outside of construction work hours.

  • Start Date: As early as May 10, 2021
  • Estimated Completion: 3rd quarter of 2022
  • Work Hours:
    • 2nd Avenue and Battery Street
      Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • 3rd Avenue and Battery Street
      Saturday/Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 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.