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.
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 Ave.
Mercer Garage: 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. entrances/exits
remain open (4th Ave. open for parking permits and McCaw Hall Events only), with a designated left turn lane from eastbound Mercer St. onto
4th Ave. N.
Ongoing, 9am-3pm daily: North and southbound 5th Ave. N. between Mercer and Republican Streets, right lane closures.
Through June 30, 2015: Work begins 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 at: www.waterfrontseattle.org/seawall.
Friday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 25: There will be a full closure of both directions of I-5 between SR 599 to Boeing Access Road from 11:59pm to 6am. Saturday is back up in case the work does not get completed.
Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:59pm to Monday, Oct. 27 at 5am: eastbound and westbound Mercer St.
will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Dexter Ave. N and Taylor
Ave. N. Northbound 5th Ave. N will be reduced to one lane between Republican
and Roy streets. Taylor Ave. N will remain southbound only at Mercer St. The
work will occur throughout the weekend and may include nighttime construction
activities which may be noisy in the surrounding area.
Monday, Oct. 27 to Friday, Nov. 14: 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
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.