System Duct Bank Upgrades on Battery Street

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.

Location

The work is located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (November 2021): Crews have completed 90% of the work on 3rd Ave. and Battery St. All trench work on the south side of Battery St. is complete and 90% of the trench work on the north side of Battery St. is complete, with the remaining work expected to be completed in early December. Crews will be installing conduits throughout the weekends in November.

The work on 2nd Ave. and Wall St. is 85% complete. Crews will be installing conduits throughout the weekends in November. Bike lanes and pedestrian foot traffic will remain open during construction in the intersection of Wall St.

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
  • Duration: Approximately six months
  • 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
richard.ohashi@seattle.gov