The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of upcoming construction activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area. Travelers can expect significant traffic delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm. Early warning signs will be available in advance of all detours.
Mercer Street and Ninth Avenue weekend closures, April 11-14
Beginning Friday, April 11 at 11 p.m. through Monday, April 14 at 5 a.m., eastbound Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic between Dexter Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North, and southbound Ninth Avenue North will be closed to traffic between Mercer and Republican streets to accommodate paving activities. During this work:
- Travelers heading toward I-5 on Mercer Street should take southbound Fifth Avenue North to Harrison Street and eastbound Broad Street to reconnect with Mercer Street.
- Southbound Ninth Avenue North will be closed to traffic between Mercer and Republican streets. Travelers heading southbound on Ninth Avenue North will be required to turn left onto eastbound Mercer Street and use southbound Westlake Avenue North to reach the City Center. One lane of northbound traffic on Ninth Avenue North will be maintained at all times.
- Traffic on Dexter Avenue North 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 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.
Fifth Avenue North daytime closures, April 14-18
During the week of April 14, Fifth Avenue North between Republican and Roy streets will be intermittently restricted to one lane in each direction to accommodate saw-cutting and paving activities; one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. The work will occur during off-peak travel times, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Travelers heading toward I-5 from Queen Anne should utilize Queen Anne Avenue North and Denny