November 4 – 7 weekend closure of I-5 Mercer Street on- and off-ramps
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reminds travelers of the previously announced November 4 – 7 closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street as part of the Mercer Corridor Project. Closure hours will be from Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.
During the closure, crews will be laying asphalt in preparation for the new on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street. Work will also include replacement of underground utilities within the intersection at the ramps, as well as electrical work to accommodate future lighting and signals. Please note that this work is dependent on weather and availability of materials and is subject to cancelation.
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.
During this closure, 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.
Additionally, please note the Washington State Department of Transportation will be concurrently closing all lanes on SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue from Saturday, November 5, to Monday, November 7. Westbound SR 520 ramps and lanes will close at 10:00 p.m. Saturday November 5. Eastbound SR 520 ramps and lanes will close at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, November 6. SR 520 from I-5 to Montlake Boulevard will remain open to traffic. Details of the closure and detour maps are available at: http://wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/WeekendClosures.htm.
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
More information on the Mercer Corridor Project is available at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.
Contact: Richard Sheridan, 206.684.8540