The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds travelers of construction activities at several locations within the Mercer Corridor Project this weekend, weather permitting, from 4 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 through 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24. Travelers can expect significant traffic and delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes.
Eastbound Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North for underground utility work. During the closure:
- Travelers heading east from Fifth Avenue North should take Harrison Street to eastbound Broad Street to reconnect with Mercer Street at Ninth Avenue North.
- Eastbound Mercer Street will be reduced to one lane between Dexter Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North.
- The sidewalk on the north side of Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North will be closed. Pedestrians will be detoured to Broad Street.
- Mercer Street between I-5 and Broad Street, Broad Street, Dexter Avenue North, SR 99 and the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will remain open during the weekend work.
Fifth Avenue North will be restricted between Valley and Republican streets to accommodate underground utility work. During the closure:
- Southbound Fifth Avenue North will be fully closed to traffic between Roy and Mercer streets. Travelers heading south on Fifth Avenue North will be detoured to westbound Roy Street and Fourth Avenue North in order to reconnect with Fifth Avenue North via eastbound Mercer Street.
- Fifth Avenue North will have lane restrictions between Mercer and Republican streets. One southbound lane and one northbound lane on Fifth Avenue North will be restricted.
- One lane on Roy Street will remain open at all times.
- Parking adjacent to the work zone will be restricted.
- Local access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times.
- Uniformed police officers will be stationed throughout the work zone on Fifth Avenue North to facilitate traffic flow.
- Travelers heading towards Queen Anne and Seattle Center from I-5 or downtown should use westbound Broad Street or Denny Way and northbound First Avenue North as alternate routes.
- Travelers heading toward I-5 or downtown from Queen Anne should use Queen Anne Avenue North and Denny Way as alternate routes.
Early warning signs will be available in advance of all detours. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.