We are 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.
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 Ave.
Mercer Garage: 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. entrances/exits
remain open (4th Ave. open for events only), with a designated left turn lane from eastbound Mercer St. onto
4th Ave. N.
Beginning on Friday, Aug. 22, 9 am - 3 pm daily: the right turn lane from northbound 5th Ave. N. to eastbound Mercer St. will be closed.
Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Tuesday, Sept. 9, 9 am to 2 pm daily: the right lanes of eastbound and westbound Mercer are closed between 5th Ave. N. and Dexter Ave. N.
Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 pm to Monday, Sept. 15 at 5 am: Dexter Ave. N. is closed in both directions between Republican St. and Thomas St.
Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 pm to Monday, Sept. 15 at 5 am: One westbound lane of Mercer St. will be closed between Dexter Ave. N. and 5th Ave. N., and Taylor Ave. N. at Mercer St. will be closed for paving.
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 pm to Monday, Sept. 15 at 5 am: SR 520 is closed in both directions between Montlake Blvd. and I-405.
Through Fall 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 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 N.