Update February 23rd. In another update from Seattle Parks, we learned today that the project will cost about $160k, and is seen as an extension to the $2.1M electrical update completed late 2021.
Update February 20th. We finally heard back from Seattle Parks – the project manager has been gracious and detailed in her response.
This project starts Tuesday, February 22nd, last 3 or 4 weeks, includes extensive trenching in the lower parking lot by the Pottery Studio. Upper loop car and pedestrian access will continue. Fiber optic internet cable will be installed for use by the Pottery Studio and Seward Park Audubon.
February 9th, 2022: Digging will begin soon on a Seattle Parks-funded installation of high-speed fiber-optic cable, feeding the Audubon Center and the Pottery Studio. I will post schedule and budget as soon as I find out.
Update February 15th, 2022: My inquiry to Parks on February 10th has not yet garnered a response. So I called Parks again just now, obtained the email address of the project manager, and learned that this project is an extension of the electrical system upgrade, with which moth visitors to Seward are likely familiar. I am writing the PM, hoping for a clarifying reply.