Video Highlight: What’s New in Underground

by | Apr 29, 2024 | Blog

Over the past two and half years, Prime Electric’s underground division has undergone a period of remarkable expansion, doubling in size every year, expanding our capabilities to tackle projects of all sizes and complexities. This growth has been fueled by our investment in assembling a highly specialized team of personnel, both in our offices and field, setting us apart from our competitors and exceeding industry standards. Through our effective communication we have cultivated strong relationships with numerous municipalities in the Greater Seattle area, enhancing the value we bring to every project.

Our expertise spans all facets of underground work, including trenching, duct banks, traffic signalization, utilities, street lighting, long-haul fiber optics, and 24/7 service boom trucks. With our experienced team capable of handling installations of any scale, we deliver turnkey solutions that ensure prompt activation and project completion. We prioritize seamless coordination and timely approval of all project specifications before commencing construction.

One of our most significant underground projects to date is the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, set to serve the densely populated neighborhoods in Downtown Seattle, First Hill, Capitol Hill, The Central District, and Madison Valley. It aims to provide new, reliable, and frequent bus service between 1st Ave in downtown Seattle to Martin Luther King Jr Way. Demonstrating our seamless collaboration with King County Metro, we are actively facilitating the launch of the new RapidRide G Line. This comprehensive project encompasses 43 traffic signal modifications to existing intersections and the installation of brand-new infrastructure, including 140 new traffic signal/overhead trolley system concrete foundations and poles, street and pedestrian lighting infrastructure, 3.5 miles of conduit installation, an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) for vehicles and buses, and a brand-new 171 square foot Comfort Station serving as the bus supervisor office and driver break room. Representing one of SDOT’s largest and most complex capital projects, it is expected to be completed in 2024.

As we continue to evolve, we remain committed to seizing new opportunities for growth and development. Fundamentally, our success stems from our proactive approach to project management, ensuring that our team is well-prepared, informed, and capable of executing projects with precision and efficiency. As demonstrated by our successful collaboration on projects like Madison BRT, we’re dedicated to delivering the best service to not just our clients, but also to the communities in which we live and work. Our dedication to innovation and quality ensures that PRIME will remain at the forefront of the industry for years to come.

Adrianna Romero, Sr. Marketing and Communication Specialist

Adrianna Romero, Sr. Marketing and Communication Specialist


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PRIME is one of the most prolific and successful electrical construction contractors on the west coast. With primary markets in the tech-centric regions of Seattle and Silicon Valley, PRIME has extensive experience across all industry groups, providing a full spectrum of electrical contracting services to our clientele.