Road construction around Seattle Center associated with the
Mercer West project is nearing completion, with minor and intermittent lane
closures scheduled through the remainder of the summer. 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
Garages: 5th Ave. N. Garage: Harrison and Republican entrances
remain open, with access from NB and SB 5th Ave. N. Mercer Garage:
3rd Ave. N. entrances are open and 4th Ave. is open for permit parking and
McCaw Hall events. A designated left turn lane on eastbound Mercer St. at 4th
Ave. N. aids garage entry. Entry to 1st Ave. N. Garage is
from 1st Ave. N. only. There are two exit lanes onto Warren St. N. and one to
1st Ave. N.
Through summer 2015:
5th Ave. N. between
Harrison and Broad streets will be restricted to one lane in each direction
sporadically on weekdays, from 7am/9am-3pm, and sidewalk work will continue.
The sidewalks at 5th and Broad will be restricted for pedestrians. Please
follow pedestrian detour signage.
Through summer 2015: Mercer St. between 5th Ave. N. and 9th
Ave. N. will be restricted sporadically on weekdays, 9am-3pm. A minimum of one
lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.
Elliott Bay Seawall
Project: Work continues seven
days a week between Yesler Way and Madison St. Work between Madison and Pike
streets has paused for the summer. In the coming weeks, jet grout installation
will begin between Madison and Columbia streets. The multi-use path along the
west side of the Alaskan Way Viaduct between University and Pike streets opened
on Wednesday, July 1. Learn more at: http://www.waterfrontseattle.org/seawall.
Saturday, July 25 at
12:30am to 5:30am: Southbound I-5
will fully close in the vicinity of the Washington State Convention and Trade
Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, Aug. 2: I-90
will be closed in both directions to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists
between I-5 and Mercer Island during Blue Angels practice and performance at
Seafair Weekend. Closure hours are 9:45am-12pm and 1:15pm-2:40pm on Thursday;
and 11:50am-2:40pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The I-5 and Rainier Ave. S.
on-ramps to I-90 will close 30 minutes prior.
Saturday, July 25,
afternoon and evening: Expect heavy
congestion and lane/road closures around Seattle Center associated with the
Seafair Pirate Run, Seattle Center/Downtown/SODO, 6:30pm to 9pm. This event
will also close portions of the northbound lanes of SR-99 between South Royal
Brougham Way and the Battery Street Tunnel. The Seafair Torchlight Parade will
close Broad St. and 4th Agve. between Seattle Center and the International
District, 7:30pm to 11pm.
Friday, Aug. 21 at 10pm to Monday, Aug. 24 at 5am: SR-99 will be closed in both
directions between Western Ave. and Valley St.
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
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
Monorail at www.seattlemonorail.com