Burke Gilman Trail users should use extra caution when crossing NE 65th Street
Seattle City Light’s contractors are beginning an electrical conduit installation in the View Ridge community this month as part of a larger project to revitalize the electrical system in the area. The conduit will be installed by horizontally directional drilling beneath the ground’s surface with a technique that is less disruptive to sidewalks and landscaping than open trenching. Crews will drill into the ground at various locations, mostly at the side of the street, insert the conduit and make electrical vault connections. In some locations, new vaults and curb ramps will be installed. Affected curbs, sidewalks, landscaping, and street pavement will be restored.
There will be restrictions to traffic, pedestrian access, parking and driveways near the construction activity. Crews will take precautionary steps like steel-plating over disrupted streets, sidewalks and driveways at the end of the work day to maintain access.
Generally, construction vehicles enter the neighborhood by way of Sand Point Way Northeast and Northeast 65th Street. Pedestrians and bicyclists using the Burke Gilman Trail are advised to be especially cautious when crossing Northeast 65th Street due to the increased number of trucks using this route.
The work is expected to complete by September 2014. To learn more about the project, please see the attached fact sheet or the project website, which includes a map showing the work locations: http://www.seattle.gov/light/aboutus/construction/release.asp?RN=212.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Erin Hunter, City Light Electrical Service Representative at (206) 684-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Emily Burns, City Light Project Manager at (206) 733-9972 or email@example.com.
Scott Thomsen, SeattleCity Light, (206) 615-0978 or
Peg Nielsen, Seattle Department of Transportation, (206) 684-8114