Seattle Center News
MERCER ST. OPENS EARLY; NEW TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION NOW IN EFFECT
SDOT announces the early opening of Mercer St. and Broad St. as part of the West Phase of the Mercer Corridor project.
The early openings of both roadways are possible due to crews efficiently completing traffic shifts on Mercer St. in preparation for demolishing the east half of the SR 99 bridge over Mercer St. and widening Mercer St. between 5th Ave. N and Dexter Ave. N.
The new configuration of Mercer St. is now in effect and travelers can expect the following changes to the corridor:
· Mercer St. reduced to two eastbound lanes between 4th Ave. N and 9th Ave. N.
· Local access maintained at Taylor Ave. N.
· The sidewalk on the north side of Mercer St. is closed between 5th Ave. N and Dexter Ave. N. The sidewalk on the south side of Mercer St. will remain open.
· Broad St. open to two-way traffic.
Please note, SR 99 will remain closed through approximately 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19, as crews work to complete shifting travel lanes to the west side of the roadway and re-striping lanes.
Detour information available for Mercer St. lane restrictions
A detour map illustrating Mercer St. lane restrictions is available online for vehicles at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.