Traffic alert: City Light work near Fauntleroy ferry terminal

Just in from Seattle City Light – electrical work in the Fauntleroy ferry terminal area starting Monday – details ahead:

The official news release:

Seattle City Light is working at the request of King County to provide a service upgrade for the Barton pump station and power to two other planned facilities near the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.

The upgrade includes installing a new vault and conduits to reroute the existing service. The result will be improved sewage pumping reliability. Additionally, City Light will be installing service for a RapidRide bus shelter and an electric vehicle charging station.

Civil construction crews plan to work along Fauntleroy Way SW near the ferry terminal and across the ferry dock’s entrance/exit lanes Monday through Thursday until September 2. Beginning August 15, when the work is more directly in front of the ferry dock’s entrance, daily work hours will shift from daytime hours to 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. to minimize ferry traffic interruption.

Seattle City Light, King County, and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working together to minimize the impact of the construction. Due to limited construction space, some traffic restrictions into the ferry terminal are necessary. One toll booth will be closed during the nighttime work. Seattle City Light crews will work closely with Washington State Ferries to minimize traffic and toll booth disruptions. City Light will work to limit noise during the nighttime work. Alarms used for backing up trucks will be disconnected. Other techniques will be used to safely back trucks. The trench work will be covered and plates secured.

Once the construction work is complete, electrical crews will pull cable and install transformers. SDOT crews will be restoring affected streets and sidewalks. For updates, visit or contact Mark VanOss at (206) 684-3279, or Rose Smith at (206) 615-1568, Questions for King County Metro can be referred to Paul Roybal at (206) 684-1599, Paul.Roybal@KingCounty.Gov

1 Reply to "Traffic alert: City Light work near Fauntleroy ferry terminal"

  • Sandy August 5, 2011 (2:38 pm)

    Some of the work requires trenching across ferry lanes and steel plates will be placed over them. Caution is urged.

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