The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reminds travelers of the
previously announced closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street occurring June 17 – June 20. Closure hours are scheduled for Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.
Detour route maps are available on the project website at:
www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm. Detour routes shown will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way both eastbound and westbound. Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes to their destinations such as SR 99 or alternate
I-5 exits and entrances.
After June 17 – June 20, the next weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street is scheduled for July 8 – 11. Closure hours are expected to be from Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.
During these closures, the I-5 on-ramp at University Street will be concurrently closed to provide more efficient traffic flow around the closed Mercer Street exit lane. Fairview Avenue N will also be closed between Mercer Street and Valley Street and Mercer Street will be closed to through traffic between Westlake Avenue N and Fairview Avenue N. All detour routes will be clearly marked to support traffic flow around the closures.
Travelers heading to the Fremont Solstice Parade and Fair are advised to use SR 99 to travel to the Fremont neighborhood, or to use the alternate I-5 off-ramps at Olive Way (northbound) or Stewart St. (southbound) and Denny Way to Westlake Ave. N to reach Fremont. More information on routes to the Fremont Fair is available at: www.fremontfair.org/directions-festival-map/.
Travelers are encouraged to carpool and use alternate modes of transportation. Transit information can be found at:
King County Metro at www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or by calling 206-553-3000
Sound Transit at www.soundtransit.org
Community Transit at www.commtrans.org
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114