We remain 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 St., 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
Mercer Garage: 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
entrances/exits remain open (4th Ave. open for parking permits and McCaw Hall
events). Please take advantage of the designated left turn lane from eastbound
Mercer St. onto 4th Ave. N. as an alternative to accessing the garage at the 3rd
Ave. N. entrance.
daily: North and
southbound 5th Ave. N. between Mercer and Republican Streets, right lane
Through mid-December: 5th Ave. N between Republican
and Broad streets will be restricted to one lane in each direction weekdays,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The north, east, and south crosswalks at this
intersection at 5th and Harrison streets will be closed to
pedestrians. The crosswalk on the west side of the intersection will remain
open. Please follow pedestrian detour signage. 5th and Harrison Sidewalk Closure and Detour Map.
Friday, Nov. 14 at 11:59pm -- Monday, Nov. 17 at 5am: The
Mercer St./5th Ave. N. intersection is now OPEN (updated Nov. 16 at 11am).
Friday, Nov. 14 at 11pm -- Monday, Nov. 17 at 5am:
The SR-520 floating bridge will close between Montlake Blvd. NE and 92nd
Saturday, Nov. 15: Link light rail service will be out of service as contractors install and test upgraded control systems as part of the University Link extension. Free special airport express bus and Rainier Valley buses to operate along route.
Monday, Nov. 17: MERCER CORRIDOR PROJECT MILESTONE -- three eastbound lanes of Mercer Ave. N. between 5th Ave. N. and I-5 will open.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7pm-5am:
Dexter Ave. N. will fully close between Republican and Thomas streets.
Through June 30,
2015: Work continues
on the Elliott Bay Seawall between Pike and Madison streets, temporarily
closing businesses on Piers 54, 55 and 56, removing on-street parking west of
the viaduct and shifting ferry access to the south of Madison St. Learn more
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
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