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Mercer Street upcoming East and West bound closures.

Closure of westbound West Mercer St. at 5th Ave. W: Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 10

Beginning as early as Monday, January 6, crews will close westbound West Mercer Street between 4th Avenue West and 5th Avenue West to accommodate deep drainage work.  During this work, travelers can expect the following impacts:

·         Westbound West Mercer Street between 4th Avenue West and 5th Avenue West will be fully closed beginning the morning of Monday, January 6, through the morning of Friday, January 10.

·         Westbound traffic on West Mercer Street will be detoured South on 3rd Avenue West and then westbound on Harrison Street to reconnect to Elliot Avenue West More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.

·         Travelers heading toward the Elliott Avenue West and 15th Avenue West corridor from I-5 should utilize Broad Street and Denny Way or 9th/Westlake Avenue North and Nickerson Street as alternate routes.

·         Eastbound traffic on West Mercer Street will be maintained at all times.

Please note this work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Nighttime closures of eastbound Mercer Street between 5th Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North: January 6-9 and January 13-16.

Beginning the evening of Monday, January 6, eastbound Mercer Street between 5th Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North will be fully closed to traffic at night for approximately two weeks as crews install lateral storm water connection lines under the roadway. Nighttime closures will be in effect from 9pm to 5am weekday evenings. During this work, travelers can expect:

·         Traffic on eastbound Mercer Street will be required to turn right on 5th Avenue North and re-connect to eastbound Mercer Street via Harrison and eastbound Broad streets.

·         Northbound and southbound 5th Avenue North will remain open to traffic.

·         Access to Mercer Street from southbound 5th Avenue North will be via Harrison and eastbound Broad streets.

·         The sidewalk on Mercer Street will also be closed between 5th Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North Pedestrians will be detoured to Broad Street.

Due to multiple high-volume nighttime events at the Seattle Center during these two weeks, travelers should plan ahead and use alternative routes.

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