Westlake Avenue N re-opening to traffic July 5
Ninth Avenue N closure scheduled to begin July 6
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces two upcoming milestones for the East Phase of the Mercer Corridor Project:
Westlake Avenue N re-opening to traffic
Westlake Avenue N between Mercer Street and Republican Street is tentatively scheduled to re-open to through traffic beginning July 5, weather permitting.
During the current closure, crews successfully:
Updated all in-street utilities including undergrounding of electrical power and private communications lines, and replacement of water mains, storm drainage lines, and gas lines.
Rebuilt the roadway and sidewalks, installed irrigation lines and street light foundations in preparation for new landscaping and streetlights.
Completed the work on time in preparation for two-way Mercer Street opening in late summer or early fall this year.
Ninth Avenue N closed between Mercer Street and Republican Street
Ninth Avenue N between Mercer Street and Republican Street is tentatively scheduled to close to traffic beginning July 6 to allow underground utility installations and construction of new Mercer Street lanes crossing Ninth Avenue N. This closure allows crews to complete the final section of the new Mercer Street roadway.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, crews will begin implementing the closure of Ninth Avenue between Mercer Street and Republican Street. Traffic control and detour signage will be put into place and signal timing will be adjusted accordingly.
Traffic will be able to access businesses on Ninth Avenue N south of Mercer Street via Republican Street.
Northbound Ninth Avenue N traffic from the city center will be detoured at Republican Street to Westlake Avenue N. Southbound Ninth Avenue N traffic north of Mercer Street will turn left onto Mercer Street and use Westlake Avenue N to continue south towards the city center.
This configuration will be in place for several months while crews build new Mercer Street lanes across Ninth Avenue N.
Detour route maps for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to King County Metro bus stop locations are available on the project website at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.
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Media Contact: Marybeth Turner, 206-684-8548