The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces that all lanes of Broad Street will be closed between Westlake Avenue N and 9th Avenue N from Friday, July 22, at 11:00 p.m. to Monday, July 25, at 5:00 a.m.
Crews will take advantage of anticipated reduced traffic volumes on Broad Street during the already scheduled July 22-25 closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street to perform storm drain work in the intersection of Broad Street and 9th Avenue N.
Travelers who planned to use westbound Broad Street over the weekend will be detoured to southbound Westlake Avenue N to Denny Way for access to the Seattle Center and downtown Seattle, or to northbound Westlake Avenue N to 8th Avenue N for access to lower Queen Anne and Dexter Avenue N.
As with previous weekend ramp 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 on I-5. 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.
Updated detour route maps are available on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm. Detour routes will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way in both directions. Travelers are advised to consider alternate routes, SR 99 or alternate I-5 exits and entrances, and to carpool or 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