Mercer Corridor Project: Pedestrians & bicyclists shift to south side of Mercer rescheduled to July 3

Pedestrians and bicyclists being shifted to the south side of Mercer Street rescheduled for tomorrow, July 3

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces that sidewalk changes for bicyclists and pedestrians on Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N originally scheduled to occur today,  July 2, have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, July 3.

Beginning tomorrow, July 3, pedestrians and bicyclists will be shifted from the north side of Mercer Street to the south side of Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N.

Travelers can expect the following changes:

  • The new sidewalk on the south side of Mercer Street will be in place between Fifth Avenue N and Aurora Avenue N and a temporary pathway will connect pedestrians and bicyclists from Aurora Avenue N through the work zone to Dexter Avenue N.
  • No pedestrian access will be allowed on the north side of Mercer Street between Taylor Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N.
  • Travelers headed to and from South Lake Union from the Uptown neighborhood should use the south side of Mercer Street to Fifth Avenue N, rather than Taylor Avenue N.
  • When the project is complete in fall of 2015, a new sidewalk and a separated bicycle path will be in place on the north side of Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N.
  • More information about pedestrian and bicycle access during construction can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_maps_detour.htm.

As a reminder, crews will not be working during the holiday weekend. For your safety, please follow detour routes and cross the roadway only at designated crossings.

More information may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.

Contact:  Marybeth Turner, Public Relations Supervisor, 206.684.8548