The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers of construction activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area this weekend beginning the evening of Friday, April 4 through morning of Monday, April 7. Travelers can expect significant traffic and delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes.
Closures of eastbound Mercer Street between Dexter and Ninth avenues and Ninth Avenue N between Mercer and Republican streets: April 4-7
To accommodate paving activities, beginning the evening of Friday, April 4 at 11 p.m. through Monday, April 7 at 5 a.m., both eastbound Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue N and Ninth Avenue N, and Ninth Avenue N between Mercer and Republican streets will be fully closed to traffic. During this work:
- While eastbound Mercer Street is fully closed to traffic between Dexter Avenue N and Ninth Avenue N., travelers heading east on Mercer Street should take southbound Fifth Avenue N to Harrison Street and eastbound Broad Street to reconnect with Mercer Street. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
- During the closure of Ninth Avenue N between Mercer and Republican streets, travelers heading southbound on Ninth Avenue N will be required to turn left onto eastbound Mercer Street and use southbound Westlake Avenue N to reach the City Center
- Traffic on Dexter Avenue N will be maintained in both directions at all times.
- The I-5 ramps at Mercer Street, westbound Mercer Street, and Broad Street will remain open during this work.
Access to the Seattle Center from I-5 via westbound Mercer and Broad streets will be open through the weekend, but travelers should expect delays.
Please note this work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.
Closure of Roy Street at Queen Anne Avenue N: April 5-7
From Saturday, April 5 at 4 a.m. through Monday, April 7 at 5 a.m. access to northbound Queen Anne Avenue N will be fully closed to traffic from Roy Street to accommodate signal pole installations and sidewalk work. During the closure:
- While access to northbound Queen Anne Avenue N is closed to traffic from Roy Street, travelers heading north from westbound Roy Street will be detoured onto southbound Queen Anne Avenue N and then right onto Mercer Street to proceed north on Second Avenue W. To access Queen Anne from Downtown, travelers should use westbound Mercer Street to Second Avenue W or Fifth Avenue N and Taylor Avenue N.
- Southbound Queen Anne Avenue N will be reduced to one lane between Valley and Roy streets. One lane of southbound traffic will be maintained at all times.
- Turns from eastbound Roy Street onto Queen Anne Avenue N will also be restricted.
- Uniformed police officers will be present to facilitate traffic flow around the work zone.
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.
‘Contact: Rick Sheridan, 206.684.8540