The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reminds travelers of the full weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street scheduled for this weekend, June 7-10 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 installing new drainage facilities, repairing the off-ramp roadway base, repaving and striping the off-ramp, installing guardrails on both ramps, and continuing the installation of sign bridges across the ramps. Please note that this work is dependent on weather and is subject to cancelation.
Due to multiple events in the Seattle area during this weekend, travelers are encourages to plan ahead and expect delays. Detour routes shown will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way both eastbound and westbound. Detour route maps are available on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/mercercorridor.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
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, King County Metro transit, 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.
More information on the Mercer Corridor Project is available at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.
Contact: Richard Sheridan, 684-8540