The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is hosting an open house at Seattle Center to talk about improvements to Mercer Street, from Dexter Avenue North to Elliott Avenue West.
Date: September 21
Where: Seattle Center, Northwest Rooms Plaza, Lopez Room
(at the intersection of Warren Avenue North and West Republican Street)
Time: 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The project team will be available to solicit ideas from the public and answer questions about current design concepts for:
– Widening the Mercer Street underpass at Aurora Avenue North;
– Converting Mercer and Roy streets from one-way to two-way operation; and
– Improving intersections, street connections and bike access.
The Mercer West Project would complete the City’s vision for a direct, two-way connection between I-5 and Elliott Avenue West, continuing where the Mercer East Project leaves off. The proposed improvements include:
• Widening Mercer between Dexter Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N, including the underpass at Aurora, to provide three lanes in each direction, left-turn lanes, wider sidewalks, and a bicycle path;
• Converting Mercer Street to two-way operation with two lanes in each direction and turn pockets between Fifth Avenue N and Queen Anne Avenue N;
• Converting Roy Street to a two-way street with one lane in each direction and bicycle lanes between Fifth Avenue N and Queen Anne Avenue N;
• Creating a new Sixth Avenue N connection between Mercer and Harrison Streets; and;
• Closing Broad Street to re-connect the street grid between Ninth Ave N and Fifth Ave N.
For more information on the Mercer West Project, visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_west.htm or call LeAnne Nelson, (206) 684-3897
Media contact: Richard Sheridan, (206) 684-8540