Mercer Corridor Project
Weekly Construction Wrap up

mercer_logo_275This week, crews continued sidewalk and landscaping work on Valley Street between Fairview Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North. Construction also continued on the north side of Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North and the east side of SR 99 between Valley and Harrison streets.

Activities this week included:

  • Began asphalt curb installations on the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street.
  • Continued sidewalk restoration on Valley Street between Ninth Avenue North and Fairview Avenue North.
  • Continued installing poles and conduit for lighting on Westlake Avenue North and Valley Street.
  • Continued sidewalk work and conduit installation on the north side of Mercer Street between Warren Avenue North and Fourth Avenue North.
  • Continued installing dowels in the north retaining wall on Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North.
  • Continued electrical work along the south side of Mercer Street between Eighth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North.

Reminder:  Beginning tonight, Oct. 4, through Monday morning, Mercer Corridor Project crews will begin work on SR 99 including the installation of an underground sewer line and water service connections. SR 99 will be fully closed to traffic between Valley Street and the southern end of the Battery Street Tunnel.  Please note this closure is being coordinated with the Washington State Department of Transportation for their semi-annual inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The closure of SR 99 will extend further south to Spokane Street during the day on Saturday (5 am to 6 pm) and Sunday (6 am to 6 pm). More information including detour information may be found at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.

Traffic engineers will continue to:

  • Monitor traffic on Mercer Street, Fifth Avenue North, Broad Street and Ninth Avenue North.
  • Monitor traffic at the Westlake Avenue North and Mercer Street intersection.
  • Monitor traffic at the Ninth Avenue North and Mercer Street intersection.
  • Monitor traffic flow at the Dexter Avenue North and Mercer Street intersection.

For up-to-the-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.