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Mercer Corridor Project, SR 520 and Alaskan Way Viaduct Update
Mercer Corridor Project

We are in an active period of road construction around Seattle Center (and in the region). Travelers are experiencing MAJOR CORRIDOR CHANGES associated with the Mercer Corridor Project.

Please take into account the following as you route your way to and from Seattle Center, and allow extra time in your travels during this critical period of transition on our roadways.

CHANGES ALONG THE MERCER CORRIDOR: 

Mercer St. is fully open to two-way  traffic between I-5 and Elliott Ave. W.

Roy St. is open to two-way traffic between 5th Ave. N. and Queen Anne Ave. N. IF YOU
EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALONG MERCER, please consider Roy St. as an alternative route.  

Queen Anne Ave. N. is open to two-way traffic between Roy St. and Mercer St.

Broad St. between 5th Ave. N. and Mercer St. is CLOSED permanently.

5th Ave. N. Garage:  Harrison St. and Republican St. entrances/exits remain open, with access from northbound and southbound 5th Ave. N.

Mercer Garage:  3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. entrances/exits remain open (4th Ave. open for events only), with a designated left turn lane from eastbound Mercer St. onto 4th Ave. N.
 
Saturday, July 26:  Please be aware of the following street and lane closures related to the 2014 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade and Run. 8am -- 7:30pm, eastbound Mercer St., between Warren Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N., CLOSED. 4pm – 9pm, northbound curb lane of 5th Ave. N. between John St. and Broad St. CLOSED. 6pm – 9pm,  southbound 5th Ave. N. CLOSED between Denny Way. and Mercer St.  5pm – 8pm, 2nd Ave. N., between Thomas St. and Denny Way CLOSED. The parade and run will also close northbound SR 99 from Spokane St. to the Battery Street Tunnel, 4th Ave. in the downtown core and 2nd Ave. through the downtown area.
 
Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24, 7pm to 5am, nightly:  Dexter Ave. N. is closed between Mercer St. and Republican St.
 
Thursday, July 31, 9:45am - 11:59am and 1:15pm - 2:40pm:  I-90 will close between Rainier Ave. S. and West Mercer Way for the Seafair Air Show.
 
Friday, Aug. 1 - Sunday, Aug. 3, 1:15pm - 2:40pm:  I-90 will close between Rainier Ave. S. and West Mercer Way for the Seafair Air Show.
  
Friday, Aug. 22 at 10pm to Monday, Aug. 25 at 5am:  Both directions of SR-99 will close from the West Seattle Bridge to Valley St.
 
Monday, Aug. 25 at 5am to Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 5am:  Both directions of SR-99 will close from south of the Battery Street Tunnel to Valley St.
     
Through Fall 2014: Only one lane in each direction of Dexter Ave. N. between Thomas and Roy streets remains open. Harrison St. is closed between SR 99 and 8th Ave. N. A separate bike lane is maintained on Dexter Ave. N. during peak commute hours. Cyclists might be directed to merge with traffic during off-peak hours. Street  parking is closed in the work zone, and Metro bus stops are relocated to near Thomas St.
    
If roads around the Mercer corridor are congested, consider other options to access I-5 and SR-99 using entry points south of Seattle Center along 2nd Ave. and 5th Ave. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm 
 
Until SR-99 Tunnel opens to traffic:  6th Ave N is closed between Thomas and Republican streets. Harrison St. is closed between Aurora Ave. N and Broad St. Republican St. is closed between Aurora Ave. N and 6th Ave N.  

For the SR-99 tunnel project, visit www.alaskanwayviaduct.org or call 1-888-298-5463.
King County Metro at www.kingcounty.gov/metro or call 206-553-3000.
Sound Transit at www.soundtransit.org
Community Transit at www.commtrans.org
Seattle Center Monorail at www.seattlemonorail.com


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