Tree northeast of Broadway/Mercer intersection a potential hazard
A large street tree located just north of the Broadway/Mercer intersection on the east side of the street is exhibiting an increasingly unnatural lean and will have to be removed. The Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry team has monitored the tree for several years and now deems it a potential hazard. The Raywood ash will come down this weekend.
Because of the risk to public safety and the extent to which the trunk is currently obstructing the sidewalk, retaining the tree is not an option. Another tree will be planted in this location in the coming year.
A uniformed police officer will be on site to minimize traffic disruptions. Traffic impacts are as follows:The northbound lane of Broadway just north of Mercer will be intermittently shifted to the center turn lane
- There will be no street parking on the east side of the 600 block of Broadway E during the work
- The bus stop will be temporarily moved approximately 100 feet north of the present location
- The sidewalk immediately adjacent to work area will be closed during the work, routing pedestrians to the west side of the street (sidewalk adjacent to businesses on the east side of 600 block will remain open)
The crew will work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day as needed. The majority of the tree removal work is expected to be completed on Saturday, April 5, followed by debris clean-up on Sunday, April 6.
Contact: Darren Morgan, 206.233.7829