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Mercer Corridor Project, SR 520 and Alaskan Way Viaduct Update
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:
Through mid-May 24/7:  North and southbound lane closures on Aurora Ave. N. between the Aurora Bridge and Highland Dr. during installation of foundations for overhead traffic signs. An additional lane will be closed at night and on some weekends, TBA.
Until further notice, 9pm to 5am nightly:  Two right lanes of northbound SR-99 across the Aurora Bridge will be closed. 
Into the Future: Eastbound SR-520 across the new floating bridge will open for public access, marking the full opening of the new floating bridge in both directions.SR-520 will be closed in both directions between Montlake Blvd and 92nd Avenue.
There is no scheduled road work in the region over the Memorial Day weekend. Northwest Folklife Festival returns to Seattle Center for a packed four days of live music, arts and crafts, participatory dance, food and drink and MORE!  Drive safely and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Friday, June 3 at 11pm to Monday, June 6 at 5am:  Westbound I-90 will be closed between Bellevue and Seattle and traffic will be diverted to the center roadway. 

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:  Seawall construction has move to between Pine and Pike Streets. Impacts include: removal of sidewalk and on-street parking and trees and installation of a water treatment facility at Virginia St. and Alaskan Way. As seawall construction expands to the area adjacent to Colman Dock, ferry access for bicyclists and vehicles will shift to Yesler Way. Pedestrian access will be maintained via the Marion St. pedestrian bridge, and at street-level between Marion and Columbia St. Access to the Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park, and businesses will remain open.  
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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