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Mercer Corridor Project, SR 520 and Alaskan Way Viaduct Update
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.
1st Ave. N. Garage: The
south portion of the west surface lot by the 1st Ave N Garage will be closed starting
late Sunday night, Jan. 25 for approximately six weeks while the lot is
reconfigured for ADA-compliant parking. The Garage does not accommodate over
height vehicles, and so over height vehicle parking will be available only in
the north portion of the outdoors lot.
Parking on the first level of the 5th Ave N Garage is an alternative option
for over height vehicles.
Monday morning, Jan. 26, the Warren St entrance/exit will close for approx..
two weeks. During that time period,
enter via 1st Ave N and take caution because the lanes will be reconfigured and
narrower. For brief periods of time,
cars may be directed to enter via John St, usually an exit only.
have questions, please contact Chief Capital Projects Manager Bonnie
Pendergrass at (206) 615-1806.
daily: North and
southbound 5th Ave. N. between Mercer and Thomas Streets, right lane
Through mid-January: 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 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 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
Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 22, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (nightly): Intermittent lane closures on Dexter Ave N
between Mercer and Harrison streets. Flaggers will be on-site to assist with
Friday, Feb. 6 at 11pm to Monday, Feb. 9 at 5am: Westbound Mercer St. will be closed between 5th Ave. N. and Dexter Ave. N. (including the two intersections). One eastbound lane along Mercer St. will be open during the weekend.
PROJECT MILESTONE: Following the weekend closure, the Mercer St. "shoefly" will be straightened into its final routing, and pedestrians and cyclists will routed to the completed sidewalk along the north side of Mercer St. between 5th Ave. N. and Dexter Ave. N. Starting on Monday, Feb. 9, the south sidewalk will be closed between 5th Ave. N. and Taylor Ave. N.
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