Mercer Corridor Project (East Phase)
Weekly Construction Preview

Work is underway on Valley Street.

Work is underway on Valley Street.


mercer_logo_200This week, crews will focus on sidewalk restoration on Fairview Avenue N between Valley Street and Mercer Street as well as pavement installation on Fairview Avenue N between Valley Street and Aloha Street.

 Activities this week include:

  • Continue pavement removal and grading on Fairview Avenue N between Valley Street and Aloha Street in preparation for rebuilding the roadway. Please note this work requires a temporary detour for northbound Fairview Avenue N traffic that began Tuesday, February 26 and will continue for approximately two weeks:
  • Traffic headed northbound on Fairview Avenue N will be routed east onto Valley Street and re-connect to Fairview Avenue N at the intersection of Aloha Street and Fairview Avenue N.
  • Southbound access on Fairview Avenue N will be maintained.
  • Flaggers will be positioned to maintain traffic flow and assist vehicles and equipment entering and exiting the work zone.Continue signal installation at Republican Street and Fairview Avenue N.
  • Continue sidewalk installation on Fairview Avenue N between Valley Street and Harrison Street.
  • Continue Seattle City Light duct bank work on Valley Street.
  • Continue installation of pole foundations for future street lights on west sides of Fairview Avenue N between Mercer Street and Harrison Street.
  • Continue cast in place wall installation on the north side of the I-5 off-ramps.
  • Perform striping required to reopen 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.
  • Prepare for the full opening of Fairview Avenue N on Saturday, March 9.

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.