If you’ve noticed the smell of copper naphthenate and the large wooden poles lying on the ground along 11th Ave near Cal Anderson Park, you’ve seen evidence that the $2 million overhaul of Capitol Hill’s electrical grid we wrote about last year isn’t all about putting wires underground.
Seattle City Light tells us they have started a project to replace the utility poles and wires along E. Harrison and E. John from Harvard Ave E to 24th Ave. Throughout the project, expect partial road and sidewalk closures and some periods of complete closure when the work gets to Malden Ave — the stretch highlighted in red in this map from SDOT. Also, not sure what to make of the estimated end date for the project. It’s currently listed as November