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Mercer Corridor Project (East Phase)
Weekly Construction Wrap-Up

Duct bank on Fairvew Avenue North

This week, crews continued to work on Fairview Avenue N between Harrison and Valley Streets and progressed with pole removal activities on 9th Avenue N and Valley Street.

Activities this week included:

  • Continued pavement removal and concrete installation on Fairview Avenue N between Mercer Street and Valley Street.
  • Continued Seattle City Light work installing a vault near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue N and continued duct bank work on the west side of Fairview Avenue N between Mercer and Harrison streets in preparation for rebuilding sections of the roadway.
  • Continued transmission line and pole removal 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. through mid-December at the following times:

–Weekdays during non-peak traffic hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on 9th Ave. N and Valley St.

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

  • Continued 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.
  • Continued sidewalk restoration and pole foundation installation on Fairview Avenue N.

Traffic engineers will continue to:

  • Monitor traffic flow on Mercer Street.
  • Monitor traffic flow at the Dexter Avenue N and Mercer Street intersection.
  • Plan for the eventual reopening of southbound Fairview Avenue N.

For up-to-minute construction updates join our project email list at: or call the 24-hour construction hotline at 206-419-5818.