Thursday, July 7, 2016
Seattle City Light will be upgrading the aging electrical cable in parts of Lake Forest Park to help improve the electrical reliability in the area. City Light's contractor, Novinium, will test and where possible, inject underground cables with silicone to fill cracks in the cable insulation to prevent outages. If cables are not suited for injection, they will be replaced at a later time.
Benefits of the project
- As underground cables age, the protective insulation deteriorates. The silicone cable injection will help avoid unplanned power outages where injection is successful.
- City Light has successfully used this lower-impact, cost effective method of cable rejuvenation on 50 different neighborhoods.
- This work will extend the life of the cable for an additional 25 years and improve electrical reliability.
- The contractor, Novinium will be working for a total of 13 days in the month of August.
- One maintenance outage is anticipated for this work. All affected customers will be notified the Thursday before the following week’s outage. The outage date and time will be specified on the notification.
- Traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate area during work hours. Flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
- Crews will be careful to try and maintain access to driveways.
Construction will start early August 2016 and take one month.
Work will be done on weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.