Mercer Corridor Project
Weekly Construction Preview

mercer_logo_275This week, crews will continue sidewalk and landscaping work on Valley Street between Fairview Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North. Construction will also continue 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.

As a reminder, SR 99 is now open following a weekend closure. Crews efficiently installed an underground sewer line and completed water system and service connections over the weekend closure.

Activities this week include:

  • Possible nighttime single lane closures on  the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. :
    • The far left lane on eastbound Mercer Street will be closed between Boren Avenue North and onto the I-5 on-ramps at Mercer Street. Two lanes onto the I-5 on-ramps will remain open at all times.
    • The far left turn lane from the I-5 off-ramps at Mercer Street onto Fairview Avenue North will be closed. One left turn lane onto Fairview Avenue North and all three through lanes onto westbound Mercer Street will remain open at all times.
    • Continue sidewalk restoration on Valley Street between Ninth Avenue North and Fairview Avenue North.
  • Continue installing poles and conduit for lighting on Westlake Avenue North.
  • Continue sidewalk work and conduit installation on the north side of Mercer Street between Warren Avenue North and Fourth Avenue North.
  • Continue sidewalk improvements along Roy Street between Taylor Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North.
  • Continue installing dowels in the north retaining wall on Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North.
  • Continue electrical work along the south side of Mercer Street between Eighth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North.

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.