Mercer Corridor Project: Full closure of Taylor Avenue North begins December 29; Pedestrian routing changes continue through 2015

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) advises travelers of the following activities within the Mercer Corridor Project Area:

Full closure of Taylor Avenue North

Taylor Avenue North will be fully closed between Mercer and Roy streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily beginning Monday, Dec. 29 through Wednesday, Dec. 31and Monday, Jan. 5 through Friday, Jan. 9 to accommodate electrical work.

Travelers can expect the following impacts:

Turns to and from Mercer Street at Taylor Avenue North will be prohibited.

Travelers from Queen Anne should use Fifth Avenue North to access Mercer Street.

Local access to businesses on Taylor Avenue North between Mercer and Roy streets will be accessible from Roy Street.

Work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled.

After electrical work is completed, Taylor Avenue North will continue to be restricted with southbound-only travel, while crews complete work in the roadway.

 

Update: Pedestrian routing

Electrical and sidewalk work at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Harrison Street will continue through 2015. The north crosswalk is expected to open the week of December 29 and the south crosswalk will close at that time. Pedestrians are asked to follow the posted detour signs.

Crews will be wrapping up sidewalk improvements at the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue North and Mercer Street, and re-opening adjacent crosswalks as work progresses.

Sidewalk improvement work will continue eastward; the crosswalk that crosses Mercer Street at Taylor Avenue North will close in early January.

Updated pedestrian and bicycle route maps will be posted as changes occur and may be found at:

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_maps_detour.htm

 

Reminder: Daytime lane closures continue

There will be intermittent lane closures on both eastbound and westbound Mercer Street between First Avenue North and Ninth Avenue North weekdays from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to accommodate construction within the work zone. These closures will take place through spring 2015. One westbound and up to two eastbound lanes will remain open on Mercer Street at all times.

There will be intermittent lane closures on northbound and southbound Fifth Avenue N between Mercer and Thomas streets weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate electrical and sidewalk improvements. These closures will take place through spring 2015. One lane in both directions on Fifth Avenue North will remain open at all times.

 

More information about alternate routes during Mercer Corridor construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.