As part of the Mercer West Project, the Seattle Department of Transportation is removing a tree that is leaning significantly into the roadway and tangling with utility wires. The tree is at the corner of Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue N and will be removed Wednesday April 18.
To perform the work, the southern-most lane of Roy Street and several parking spots will be closed. Because some of the branches reach all the way across Roy Street, a police officer must intermittently stop all traffic while longer tree limbs are cut and moved back to the work zone. These intermittent closures will not last more than 5 minutes and should be done by 2:00 PM.
Work is expected to be complete in one day, but may require a second day. Crews will be on site at 7 a.m. and should be off site by 6 p.m. (or nightfall at the latest).
Area businesses will remain open during this work.
For more information: Leanne Nelson, (206) 684-3897
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548
For more details please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_west.htm.