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Mercer Corridor: Saturday, March 9, Fairview Avenue N re-opens to two-way traffic; final stage of Mercer East begins

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reminds travelers that the full re-opening of Fairview Avenue N to two-way traffic is scheduled to occur this Saturday, March 9.
Lane Restrictions on Mercer Street the Evening of Friday, March 8
Mercer Street will be restricted to two lanes in each direction beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday evening, March 8 through Saturday morning, March 9 as crews perform final signal work at the intersection of Fairview Avenue N and Mercer Street.
Two westbound lanes on Mercer Street will remain open from the I-5 off-ramps at Mercer Street to Boren Avenue N and two eastbound lanes will remain open from Boren Avenue N to the I-5 on-ramps.
Uniformed police officers will be positioned in the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue N to facilitate traffic flow.

Following signal work at the intersection of Fairview Avenue N and Mercer Street, Fairview Avenue N will re-open to traffic in its final configuration on Saturday, March 9, by noon, if not sooner.

Final Stage of Mercer East to begin Saturday, March 9
Beginning Saturday, March 9, at noon, if not earlier, Valley Street, Terry Avenue N, Westlake Avenue N and Broad Street will be restricted in the following areas:
Valley Street will be restricted to one westbound lane between Fairview Avenue N and Terry Avenue N and closed to traffic between Terry Avenue N and Westlake Avenue N
Westlake Avenue N will be restricted to one northbound lane between Valley Street and 9th Avenue N
Broad Street will be closed between Westlake Avenue N and 9th Avenue N
Northbound Terry Avenue N will be restricted to local access only between Mercer Street and Valley Street
Access to Lake Union Park will be maintained via Fairview Avenue N and Valley Street

Detour information available for Stage 4 construction
Detour maps illustrating the re-opening of Fairview Avenue N as well as restrictions on Valley Street, Westlake Avenue N and Broad Street are available online for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.

Impacts to transportation services
Following the re-opening of Fairview Avenue N, King County Metro routes 70, 71, 72, 73 and 83 are scheduled to return to service along Fairview Avenue N beginning March 16, and Route 309 on March 18. More information can be found here

For more information about the project, its benefits or other factors, visit the website at www.seattle.gov/Transportation/mercercorridor.htm

contact:  Richard Sheridan, (206) 684-8540