The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of the following activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area:
Beginning the morning of Saturday, Jan. 25, at 4 a.m. through Monday, Jan. 27, at 5 a.m., northbound Fifth Avenue North between Republican and Mercer streets will be fully closed to traffic to accommodate utility work beneath the roadway. During the closure:
- Travelers heading north on Fifth Avenue North will be detoured to Fourth Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street to reconnect with Fifth Avenue North at Mercer Street. More information about alternate routes may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
- Police officers will be stationed at Fifth Avenue North and Republican Street, and Fourth Avenue North and Mercer Street to facilitate traffic flow.
- Travelers heading towards Queen Anne and Seattle Center from I-5 or downtown should use eastbound Broad Street or Denny Way and First Avenue North as alternate routes.
Drivers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.
Lane restrictions on southbound Fifth Avenue North and eastbound Roy Street begin this Saturday, Jan. 25, for approximately one week. Beginning at 1 a.m. on Saturday, the far right lane on southbound Fifth Avenue North between Valley and Roy streets and the far right lane on eastbound Roy Street between Fifth Avenue North and Fourth Avenue North will be restricted to accommodate pavement removal and conduit installation. During this work, travelers can expect:
- One lane of southbound Fifth Avenue North and one lane on Roy Street will be open at all times.
- Adjacent crosswalks will be closed and pedestrians detoured up to two blocks around the closure.
- Parking adjacent to the work zone will be restricted.
- Local access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times.
- Right turns from southbound Fifth Avenue North onto westbound Roy Street will be permitted.
- One of the two left turn lanes from northbound Fifth Avenue N onto westbound Roy Street will be closed.