The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces one full weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street and accompanying street restrictions on Fairview Avenue N and Mercer Street in May as part of the Mercer Corridor Project.
A full weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street is scheduled for the following weekend: May 3 – 6
Closure hours are scheduled for Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. During the closure, crews will be working to install sign bridges across the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street and rechannelizing the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue N. Note that this work is dependent on weather and is subject to cancelation.
Detour route maps are available on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/mercercorridor.htm. Detour routes shown will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way both eastbound and westbound.
Please note that all South Lake Union businesses will remain open and will be accessible via alternative routes.
During these 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 be restricted to freight and local access only between Republican Street and Eastlake Avenue E and Mercer Street will be closed to through traffic between Westlake Avenue N and Fairview Avenue N. All detour routes will be clearly marked.
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