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Lane Restrictions on Mercer Street on March 8 & 9th


Lane Restrictions on Mercer Street the Evening of Friday, March 8

In preparation for fully re-opening Fairview Ave. N to traffic, Mercer St. will be restricted to two lanes in each direction beginning at 8:00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, March 8 through the morning of Saturday, March 9, as crews perform final signal work at the intersection of Fairview Ave. N and Mercer St. Two westbound lanes on Mercer St. will remain open from the I-5 off-ramps at Mercer St. to Boren Ave. N and two eastbound lanes will remain open from Boren Ave. N to the I-5 on-ramps. Uniformed police officers will be positioned in the intersection of Mercer St. and Fairview Ave. N to facilitate traffic flow.

Following signal work at the intersection of Fairview Ave. N and Mercer St., Fairview Ave. N will re-open to traffic in its final configuration on Saturday, March 9. Traffic engineers will remain onsite on Saturday to monitor traffic flow and adjust signal timing as necessary.

Final Stage of Mercer East to begin Saturday, March 9

The re-opening of Fairview Ave. N is a major milestone for the Mercer Corridor Project and signifies the transition into Stage 4-the final stage of Mercer East construction. Beginning Saturday, March 9, Valley St., Terry Ave. N, Westlake Ave. N and Broad St. will be restricted in the following areas:

· Valley St. will restricted to one westbound lane between Fairview Ave. N and Terry Ave. N and closed to traffic between Terry Ave. N and Westlake Ave. N

· Westlake Ave. N will be restricted to one northbound lane between Valley St. and Aloha St.

· Broad St. will be closed between Westlake Ave. N and 9th Ave. N

· Northbound Terry Ave. N will be restricted to local access only between Mercer St. and Valley St.

· Access to Lake Union Park will be maintained via Fairview Ave. N and Valley St.

This temporary configuration will be maintained during Stage 4 of construction as crews complete work on Valley St., Broad St., Terry, Westlake and 9th avenues. Work during Stage 4 includes undergrounding of electrical distribution and communication lines; replacement or relocation of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems; relocation of gas lines; and the installation of new pavement, sidewalks, signals, lighting, signage, bike lanes, landscaping and urban design features. Stage 4 is anticipated to be completed in July.

Please note the re-opening of Fairview Ave. N is dependent on weather and subject to cancelation.

Detour information available for Stage 4 construction

Detour maps illustrating the re-opening of Fairview Ave. N as well as restrictions on Valley St., Westlake Ave. N and Broad St. are available online for motorists at: www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm. Pedestrian and bicycle detour maps will be available online prior to Fairview Ave. N re-opening to traffic.

Impacts to transportation services

During Fairview Ave. N construction, Metro Transit rerouted several bus routes via Eastlake Avenue. As plans are finalized, Metro will alert riders with a specific date when bus service will move back to Fairview Avenue N. More information can be found here: http://metrofutureblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/routes-70-71-72-73-83-and-309-to-be-rerouted-aug-24-for-fairview-ave-n-construction/

Contacts and Information

If you have comments or questions about the Mercer Corridor Project, please contact us at:

Project and Construction Information

Email: mercerinfo@seattle.gov


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