Hurstwood Cable Replacement

City Light Undergrounding Project

Hurstwood Cable Replacement Construction Project Map

Project Description

Seattle City Light contracted crews will replace underground electrical infrastructure in the Hurstwood neighborhood with new duct banks, conduits, and vaults. No streetlights are included in the scope of work for this project. Once underground civil construction is complete, City Light crews will install new cables for the electrical distribution system. This work started on June 24, 2024.


Construction will occur in the Hurstwood area.

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (June 21, 2024): Customers can sign up to receive monthly email construction updates at Thank you to all who attended the virtual community meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2024. A link to a recording of the virtual community meeting will be posted once it is available.

Community Benefits

  • This work will result in enhanced electrical reliability and reduce the likelihood of unplanned power outages in the Hurstwood area.

Anticipated Impacts

  • The contractor may be working in multiple locations at a time.
  • Customers can expect temporary parking and traffic restrictions. The contractor will work to limit traffic impacts.
  • Construction will require sections of roadway in the construction zone to be closed to traffic while construction is in progress.
  • Power outages will be required to complete the work safely. City Light will notify affected residents in advance before any planned power outages.
  • Trenching for conduits will occur in the public right-of-way (e.g., street and planting strips). Crews will cover trenches with steel plates outside of construction work hours.
  • The contractor will work closely with the City of Burien to protect trees and mitigate any removals.
  • All affected streets and landscaping will be restored and repaved, per City of Burien standards.
  • Driveway access to houses closest to the construction will be limited during working hours.
  • Vehicles will be able to pass during non-working hours.
  • The project will not cause interruption to mail delivery or garbage/recycling/yard waste services.
  • Private service connections to homes are not included in this work. The homeowner is responsible for installing conduit in their private property.


Construction Start: June 2024
Duration: 17 months
Daily Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virtual Community Meeting - June 20, 2024

City Light

Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.