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Mercer Corridor Project, SR 520 and Alaskan Way Viaduct Update
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Road construction associated with the Mercer West project is substantially complete, and North Portal construction related to the SR-99 viaduct and tunnel, is ongoing. 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.
 
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. Find information about alternate routes at:  www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.
 
Following are scheduled lane and road closures:
 
On three weekends, July 22 to July 25; July 29 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 5 to Aug. 8, 11pm on Friday to 5am on Monday:  The University Bridge will be closed to all traffic. Closures might begin as early as 8pm on Friday evenings. Closure of this thoroughfare tends to cause traffic congestion along nearby routes including I-5, so allow extra time to get around the region.
 
Saturday, July 30 beginning at noon:  Seafair Torchlight Parade will close streets and street lanes around Seattle Center. Eastbound Mercer St.will be reduced to one lane between Warren and 5th Avenues N. Southbound 5th Ave. N., Broad St. between 5th Ave. N. and Denny Way, and 4th Ave. through downtown will be closed.
 
Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7, 1:15pm-2:40pm each day and 9:30am-noon additionally on Thursday:  I-90 will be closed between I-5 and Mercer Island during the Seafair Airshow featuring the Blue Angels.   
 
Until Further Notice: There will be weekday (6am-2pm) and Saturday lane closures north and southbound along Aurora Ave. N. on the Aurora Bridge during materials staging for the bridge painting project.

Now, into the Future:  Eastbound and westbound SR-520 across the new floating bridge is open for public access. The old SR-520 bridge will be closed in both  directions between Montlake Blvd and 92nd Ave.

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.

Elliott Bay Seawall Project:  Construction work between Pine and Pike streets is underway. This work is scheduled to be complete in mid-2017. The Seattle Aquarium and other waterfront businesses will remain open and access will be maintained at all times.

Seawall construction between Pine and Pike Streets will remove on-street parking, trees and some sidewalks. Access to the Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park and businesses will be maintained.

As construction expands to the Colman dock area, ferry access for bicyclists and vehicles will shift to Yesler. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination. 

 
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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