Take an evening stroll before 12/31 and help east ballard get street lights working again

24 12 2009

The Ballard District Council is concerned about the state of street lights in Ballard, especially on arterial streets, and is compiling a list of lights that aren’t working to be sent to Seattle City Light to be addressed. The Ballard District Council has asked the ebca to help out by providing input on street light conditions along certain arterials in east ballard. When you’re taking a stroll in the ‘hood in the evening between now and the 31st, we’re asking that you take a little extra time to jot down any lights you see out and click on the link below to fill out our form.

Click HERE to fill out the form.

The Ballard District Council is most interested in the following arterials in east ballard:

  • NW Market from 3 NW to 15 NW
  • NW Leary Way from 3 NW to Ballard Bridge
  • NW 65 form 3 NW to 15 NW
  • 14 NW from NW Leary Way to NW 65

Click HERE to view current results.

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2 responses

28 12 2009
Mike Eagan

We applaud your efforts to report trouble streetlights in Ballard, but we’re pleased to tell you City Light will be replacing all the streetlights in Ballard in 2010 as part of a “group relamping” strategy to stay ahead of the ongoing need for repairs. Streetlights have about a five year lifespan and we will be replacing each one every four years, rather than the current system of “running to failure” throughout our service area.

Ballard is included in phase three (of four) to replace all the streetlights in City Light’s service area. This phase includes approximately 21,000 streetlights from Denny Way north to 65th. The final phase, in 2011, will go north from 65th. All the streetlights south of Denny Way have already been replaced, though a limited number still need other kinds of repairs.

In the meantime, we continue to respond to burned out or flickering lights as much as we can and urge you to capture the pole number and address. You can report them online by going to http://www.seattle.gov/light/streetlight .

Thanks again, and Happy New Year!

29 12 2009
dmhemminger

Thanks Mike, this is great news! I shared your response with folks from the Ballard District Council. In the meantime, we’ll continue our current effort to report burned out or flickering lights in our neighborhood and will look forward to the full replacements in 2010! Happy New Year!

Dawn Hemminger (eastballard@gmail.com)

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