Seattle City Light will be installing taller new utility poles in Tukwila soon


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Seattle City Light announced this week that it will be installing new utility poles around the region – including Tukwila – with taller ones that include wireless utility data collection equipment.

The new poles will be 70 feet tall, which is about 20 feet taller than existing poles.

Installation in Burien will happen at 40th Ave S. and S. 126th Street, and will start in December:

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This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In most instances, the work to transfer existing equipment and install the data collection equipment can be completed in one day.

Customers can contact JoAnna Perley, Advanced Metering Deployment Manager at (206) 733-9648 or [email protected].

Here’s more from City Light:

PROJECT BENEFITS
This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

Advanced Metering will provide more accurate billing and reduce City Light’s environmental impact by eliminating 200,000 driving miles each year by meter readers.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace poles that are in poor condition.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • There are no maintenance power outages planned.
  • Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work area.
  • Traffic control flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
  • Crews will be careful to try and maintain access to driveways.

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