The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds travelers of a full weekend closure of eastbound Mercer Street beginning tonight, Friday, October 25, for an emergency sewer repair at 8th Avenue N.
On Friday, October 25, Seattle Public Utilities and Mercer Corridor Project crews will work to perform emergency sewer line repairs near 8th Avenue N and Mercer Street. Due to the sewer line’s position beneath the roadway, eastbound Mercer Street will be fully closed during this work. The closure will occur from Friday, October 25, at 11:00 p.m. to Monday, October 28 at 5:00 a.m. During the closure:
•Eastbound Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic between 5th Avenue N and 9th Avenue N. Travelers heading east from 5th Avenue N should take Harrison Street to eastbound Broad Street to re-connect with Mercer Street. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
•Westbound Mercer Street, Broad Street, SR 99 and the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will remain open during the weekend work.
Early warning signs will be available in advance of Mercer Street lane restrictions. Travelers can expect significant traffic and delays, and should plan ahead and use alternate routes.
Please note, the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke walk will take place Saturday, October 26, with associated street closures near the Seattle Center campus between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.