A construction project on the scale of the Mercer Corridor Project (MCP) requires significant engagement with the countless individuals, businesses, and communities that are influenced by construction activities. As the MCP moves toward substantial completion later this summer, the outreach team continues to keep the neighborhood informed about everything from the overall schedule to details about specific closures. SDOT works diligently to keep commuters, residents, and business owners up to date to ensure our growing communities remain vibrant and healthy. Being knowledgeable of closures and alternative ways to get around and aware of one’s surroundings will help keep everyone safe in the Uptown and SLU communities.
SDOT’s commitment to keep you informed
The outreach team coordinates with the engineering, construction, and SDOT management crews to translate construction activities into understandable language for the community: what’s going to be closed, and when. They’re also sure to keep track of major events in the SLU, Seattle Center, and Downtown areas to minimize conflicts with race routes and other major construction closures. The team then sends this information out to the community through different pathways including email lists, notifications to neighborhood groups, media releases, and updates to the MCP website. Over the course of the project, the outreach team has sent out more than 1,000 email updates, neighbor notifications, and stakeholder outreach notices.
Don’t let construction stop you from enjoying all the community has to offer!
As you walk to Citizen Coffee, catch a show at McCaw Hall or Key Arena, visit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, or shop for midnight snacks from QFC, make sure you are aware of the latest construction notices that can be easily found on the project website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm
If you’re unsure of the best route to navigate your way from point A to point B, feel free to give us a call on our project hotline (206) 419-5818. We’re always happy to help!
For up-to-minute construction updates join our project email list at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm or call the 24-hour construction hotline at 206-419-5818.