The Seattle Department of Transportation announces the upcoming transition to two-way traffic from Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2 on the following streets: Roy Street between Queen Anne Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North; Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North; and Queen Anne Avenue North between Mercer and Roy streets. Also, Broad Street will be permanently closed. Following these closures, a major milestone will be completed with two-way traffic on Mercer Street operational between I-5 and Elliott Avenue West.
During the weekend work, the following impacts can be anticipated:
Closure of northbound Queen Anne Avenue North at Roy Street: May 31 – June 1
Beginning Saturday, May 31 at 4 a.m. through Sunday, June 1 at 5 a.m., access to northbound Queen Anne Avenue North will be fully closed to traffic from Roy Street to accommodate roadway striping and final two-way signal conversion. During the closure:
- Travelers heading north from westbound Roy Street will be detoured onto southbound Queen Anne Avenue North and then right onto Mercer Street to proceed north on Second Avenue West. Travelers from Downtown should use First Avenue North to westbound Mercer Street and Second Avenue West or Fifth Avenue North and Taylor Avenue North to access Queen Anne.
- Southbound Queen Anne Avenue North will be reduced to two lanes between Roy and Mercer streets.
- Access to Queen Anne Avenue North from eastbound Roy Street will be closed. Turns onto westbound Roy Street from southbound Queen Anne Avenue North will not be allowed.
- Uniformed Police Officers will be placed at the intersection of Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue North to facilitate traffic flow.
Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North converting to two-way traffic; Broad Street permanently closes June 1 – 2
On Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m. following the Race for the Cure, crews will begin converting the final section of Mercer Street to two-way traffic between Fifth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North, and permanently closing Broad Street. During the conversion:
Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic between Fifth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North. As intersections are converted to two-way traffic, roadways will be re-opened.
Uniformed Police Officers will be placed at impacted intersections along Mercer Street between Fourth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North to facilitate traffic flow and direct vehicles around the closures.
Denny Way and First Avenue North will remain fully open.
Broad Street will permanently close to traffic between Ninth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North once Mercer Street reopens with two-way traffic between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North (the evenin of Sunday, June 1).
After the weekend work, Roy Street will be open to two-way traffic between Queen Anne Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North.
Please plan ahead and expect significant traffic delays. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
Construction activities at the intersection of Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue North begin June 2 and continue for approximately one year
After opening Mercer Street to two-way traffic the weekend of May 31-June 2, construction will continue on Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North, including at the intersection of Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue North, through mid-2015. During this phase of work:
- Mercer Street will have two lanes in each direction between Queen Anne Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North.
- Left turns from eastbound Mercer Street onto northbound Taylor Avenue North and northbound Dexter Avenue North will not be allowed.
- Access to northbound SR 99 from eastbound Mercer Street will be via southbound Dexter Avenue North onto westbound Thomas Street.
More information about alternate routes following the two-way conversion may be found at:http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
Public Relations Supervisor
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
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