FYI: Along Beacon Ave. S. utility pole upgrade coming!

Starting in mid-to-late May 2017, Seattle City Light will be supporting enhanced cellular and data services along Beacon Avenue South by upgrading electronic equipment to utility poles throughout the public right-of-way of these neighborhoods.

Map: Beacon Avenue South   Note: both Beacon Ave S and Ballard Avenue Northwest will receive upgrades. Both maps included on this link.


  • This project is an expansion of existing communications networks and the equipment modifications will increase public safety and enhanced-911 capabilities. The work will also improve wireless services to areas, allowing for enhanced connectivity and faster 4G service.
  • During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace utility poles that are in poor condition.
  • 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.
  • These projects are tentative to start in mid-to-late May 2017. Construction along Beacon Avenue South is expected to last approximately three to four months.

Download the flyer for your reference. No action is required on your part. Affected customers are receiving the same information.

Media inquiries can be directed to Scott Thomsen, External Communications at (206) 615-0978 or

Customers can contact Gina Del Giorgio, City Light Project Consultant at (425) 603-8205 or

Visit Seattle City Light’s construction website for the latest updates on this project: