The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reminds travelers of the previously announced September 9 -12 closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street. Closure hours are expected to be from Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.
Weekend closure detour route maps are available 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.
During weekend 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 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
- Seattle Streetcar at http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/
- Community Transit at www.commtrans.org
Contact: Richard Sheridan, 206.684.8540