Mercer Corridor Project (East Phase)
Weekly Construction Preview

This week, crews will focus on completing construction on the east side of Fairview Avenue N and switching construction activities to the west side of the roadway.

Activities this week include:

  • Beginning Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m., Mercer Street will have two eastbound lanes restricted while crews adjust the signal at the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue N. Immediately following this work, traffic on Fairview Avenue N between Harrison and Mercer streets will be shifted to the eastern side of the roadway.
  • Install a Seattle City Light vault near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue N and beginning installation of electrical duct bank on the west side of Fairview Avenue N between Mercer and Harrison streets.
  • Begin removal of transmission power line and poles on Valley Street and 9th Avenue N. Please note, temporary lane restrictions will occur to accommodate this work on 9th Ave. N and Valley St. beginning November 29th through mid-December.  Work will occur at the following times:

Weekdays during non-peak traffic hours, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on 9th Ave. N and Valley St.

–During the evenings of December 3rd-5th from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Valley St. between Westlake Ave. N and Fairview Ave. N.

–During these lane restrictions, traffic will be routed around the work zone and uniformed police officers will be onsite at affected intersections to facilitate traffic flow.

  • Continue work on the median and cast in place wall for the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street. Please note this work will be located out of traffic and will not require lane restrictions on the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street.
  • Continue installing underground communication lines on Fairview Avenue N between Valley Street and Mercer Street.
  • Continue sidewalk removal and pole foundation installation on Fairview Avenue N.

Traffic engineers will:

  • Continue to monitor traffic flow on Mercer Street.
  • Continue to monitor traffic flow at the Dexter Avenue N and Mercer Street intersection.
  • Continue planning for the eventual reopening of southbound Fairview Avenue N.

For up-to-minute construction updates join our project email list at: www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm or call the 24-hour construction hotline at 206-419-5818.