Mercer Corridor Project: Reminder – Full closure of Fifth Ave. N between Harrison Street and Denny Way this weekend

The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds travelers that portions of Fifth Avenue North between Harrison Street and Denny Way will be closed beginning Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 a.m. and continuing through Monday, Dec. 8 at 5 a.m., as crews remove sidewalk and pavement for replacement.

Travelers can expect the following impacts:

  • Northbound Fifth Avenue North between Denny Way and Harrison Street will be fully closed.
  • Southbound Fifth Avenue North between Harrison and Broad streets will be fully closed.

During the closure:

  • Vehicle traffic will be detoured around the closure onto Harrison and Broad streets.
  • Local access to businesses on Fifth Avenue North will be maintained at all times.
  • Early warning signs will be available in advance of all detours and police officers will manage traffic at key intersections on the detour route.
  • Advanced signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work zones.

Alternate routes during the closure may be found at:

Please note, work will occur throughout the weekend and may include nighttime construction activities which may be noisy in the surrounding area. Please call our 24-hour construction hotline at 206-419-5818 if you have questions or concerns about noise.

This work is weather-dependent and may be cancelled and rescheduled for later dates if inclement weather occurs.

More information about alternate routes during Mercer Corridor construction may be found at: