Seattle City Light
Crews from Magnum Power LLC will be doing power pole replacement work in West Seattle beginning in mid- March.

Power pole replacement will enhance reliability; Work starting in West Seattle soon

information from Seattle City Light

Starting in mid-to-late March 2017, Seattle City Light’s contractor, Magnum Power LLC, will be replacing aging utility poles in parts of its service territory in West Seattle. This project will enhance electrical reliability by replacing older poles in the system. The installation of new poles, wire and equipment relocation is an important investment in infrastructure.

Crews will be working in the following areas:

· SW Elmgrove St to SW Sullivan St (east of California Ave SW)
· SW Holden St to SW Southern St (west of 35th Ave SW)
· SW Thistle Street to SW Henderson St (west of 35th Ave SW)
· SW Kenyon St to SW Trenton St (east of Delridge Way SW)
· SW 122nd St to SW 126th St (west of 1st Ave S)

Highlights from the project:

· The entire project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2017. Daily work hours are from Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Crews may be working in other areas before transitioning to these construction areas.

· The new poles will be placed alongside pre-existing poles. They will meet standard heights and widths required for overhead power line construction. This may mean that poles in your area will be slightly taller and approximately two inches wider than existing poles.

· Once the electrical equipment is relocated, it may take several months before the other companies with utilities on the existing poles make their transfer(s). We will continue to monitor/coordinate these efforts as needed to facilitate the removal of old poles.

For more information, customers can contact:

· Percy Schlimm, Sr. Electrical Service Representative at percy.schlimm@seattle.gov or (206) 386-1735.
· Kevin Knutz, Magnum Power Project Manager at kevin@magnumpowerllc.com or (360) 904-8318.

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