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Mercer Corridor Project, SR 520 and Alaskan Way Viaduct Update
We remain in an active period of road
construction around Seattle Center. Travelers are experiencing road
changes associated with the Mercer Corridor Project. 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.
5th Ave. N. Garage: Harrison St. and Republican St. entrances/exits remain open, with
access from northbound and southbound 5th Ave. N. Mercer Garage: 3rd
Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. entrances/exits remain open (4th Ave. open for parking
permits and McCaw Hall events). Please take advantage of the designated left
turn lane from eastbound Mercer St. onto 4th Ave. N. as an alternative to
accessing the garage at the 3rd Ave. N. entrance. 1st Ave. N. Garage: Entry to this garage is from 1st Ave. N. only. There are two exit lanes onto Warren St. N. and one to 1st Ave.N.
Monday – Thursday, 8pm-6am, through mid-April: southbound Dexter Ave N will be
one lane between
Roy and Mercer streets.
Beginning Monday, April
20: Northbound Dexter Ave. N will be in a
temporary configuration for approximately six weeks as crews continue sidewalk,
pavement and signal work on the east side. Please be aware of the vehicle, bike
and pedestrian rerouting and carefully follow the directional signage.
April 28 through 2015: Dexter Ave. N. between Thomas and Mercer Streets will be reduced to one traffic lane and one bike lane in each direction. During off-peak hours, bikes may be directed to merge with vehicle traffic.
Friday, May 8 at 11:59pm - Saturday, May 9 at 3pm: SR-99 will be fully closed in both directions between Valley St. and the Batter St. Tunnel.
Through Spring 2015: 5th Ave.
N. between Harrison and Broad streets will be restricted to one lane in each
direction weekdays, from 7am/9am-3pm. The north sidewalk at 5th and Broad will be restricted for pedestrians. Please follow pedestrian detour signage.
Through Spring 2015: Mercer St. between 5th Ave. N. and 9th Ave. N. will be restricted weekdays, 9am-3pm. A minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained at all times.
Through June 30,
2015: Work continues
on the Elliott Bay Seawall between Pike and Madison streets, temporarily
closing businesses on Piers 54, 55 and 56, removing on-street parking west of
the viaduct and shifting ferry access to the south of Madison St. Learn more
Through winter 2015: 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
POSTPONED: planned lane closures on SR-99 between Valley St. and the Aurora Bridge, previously scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 11.
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