The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of the full closure of Fifth Avenue North between Mercer and Republican streets and closures on Broad Street between Fifth Avenue North and John Street, May 15-18. These closures will accommodate maintenance hole removal and replacement at Fifth Avenue North and Republican Street as well as permanent striping on Fifth Avenue North and on Broad Street. This is an important milestone as the Mercer Corridor Project works toward substantial completion. As always with striping, this work is highly weather dependent.
Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, May 15, travelers can expect the following changes:
- Fifth Avenue North will remain fully closed to traffic between Mercer and Republican streets through 5 a.m. Monday, May 18.
- One northbound lane on Fifth Avenue North will be maintained at all times between Denny Way and Mercer Street. The northbound lane will be diverted west at Republican Street and connect to Mercer Street via Fourth Avenue North.
- Southbound Fifth Avenue North will be fully closed between Mercer Street and Denny Way. One southbound lane on Fifth Avenue North will reopen between Harrison Street and Denny Way when striping on Fifth Avenue North is complete, expected at approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17.
- Traffic on Broad Street will reopen between Fifth Avenue North and John Street once striping on Broad Street is complete, expected at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.
- Police officers will be stationed along Fifth Avenue North to help facilitate traffic flow.
- Travelers should use Dexter Avenue North, Queen Anne Avenue North, and First Avenue North as alternate routes throughout the weekend.
- Please visit the website for more information and to access the detour map http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_maps.htm