Mercer Corridor Project: Temporary pedestrian and bicycle route changes

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers about changes to pedestrian and bicycle detours throughout the Mercer Corridor.

Mercer Street and Taylor Avenue North

  • Beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, the crosswalk across Mercer Street at Taylor Avenue North will be closed for approximately three days to accommodate concrete pours on the north side of the intersection. Pedestrians will be routed to Fifth Avenue North in order to cross Mercer Street.
  • In early February, pedestrians and bicyclists will be shifted to the north sidewalk on Mercer Street and the south sidewalk will be closed for final improvements near Dexter Avenue North.

Please note this work is weather dependent and dates are subject to change.

Fifth Avenue N and Harrison Street

  • The southeast corner at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Harrison Street remains closed for several weeks to accommodate sidewalk improvements. Pedestrians should use the north and west crosswalks.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Fifth Avenue North will remain closed between Harrison and Thomas streets for the next few weeks as crews lay conduit and form and pour the new sidewalk.

Fifth Avenue N and Broad Street

  • The northwest corner at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Broad Street remains closed for approximately one week to accommodate sidewalk improvements.
  • Once the northwest corner work is completed, crews will transition to the northeast corner of the same intersection.
  • Crosswalks adjacent to the work zone will be temporarily closed and pedestrian traffic detoured up to two blocks around the closure.

As a reminder, please obey detour signage to increase the safety of all travelers. Updated pedestrian and bicycle route maps are available on the project website,








Marybeth Turner

Public Relations Supervisor

City of Seattle Department of Transportation

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