Recommended alternate routes during construction
While the eastbound Broad Street closure and Ninth Avenue N lane restrictions are underway, the project team has developed maps of suggested alternate routes through the project area that may be useful to drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians based on current construction and traffic conditions. The attached flyer shows maps including:
Alternate routes for drivers from:
Fremont to South Lake Union
Fremont to Eastlake
Queen Anne/Seattle Center to Eastlake
Queen Anne/Seattle Center to I-5
Capitol Hill to Queen Anne/Seattle Center
Suggested bicycle routes
Bus stop, sidewalk, and crosswalk adjustments
Please note that access within the construction area at Ninth Avenue N and Westlake Avenue N will change slightly over the next six months as construction work moves from the west side of Ninth Avenue N to the east side. We appreciate your patience with these changes as we work toward completion of Ninth Avenue N construction as part of the Mercer Corridor Project.
For transit riders, please note that Metro Transit Route 17 is on temporary reroute and bus stops have been relocated during this construction. Rider Alerts about the changes are posted at the affected bus stops and online. Route 30 will continue on its regular route until further notice. Please visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro and check the “Alerts Center” for adjustments to these routes.
As a reminder, the Seattle Center Monorail departs every ten minutes from the Seattle Center station (across from the Space Needle) and the Westlake Center Mall station (at Fifth and Pine Street). Each trip takes two minutes to cover the one mile route.
Ninth Avenue N sewer replacement update
The replacement of the nearly 100-year-old sewer under Ninth Avenue N has been delayed slightly due to unforeseen conditions of the sewer line in the block of Ninth Avenue N between Mercer Street and Republican Street During pre-excavation inspections, a partial blockage consisting of concrete material was found in the sewer line, possibly the result of past building construction in the area. The project team is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Related sewer replacement construction activities are ongoing on Ninth Avenue N between Broad Street and Mercer Street and additional work will begin shortly on Ninth Avenue N between Aloha and Broad streets.
Contacts and Information
If you have comments or questions about the Mercer Corridor Project, please contact us at:
Project and Construction Information
24-hour Construction Hotline: (206) 419-5818
For more information about project purpose, benefits, and other information, visit our website at www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.
Angela Brady, PE, PMP
Mercer Corridor Project Manager