Full closure of westbound Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue N, February 6-9 rescheduled to February 13-16

SDOT announces that the previously publicized full closure of westbound Mercer Street between Ninth Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N between Roy and Mercer streets originally scheduled to occur February 6-9 has been rescheduled to February 13-16 due to inclement weather.

Full closure of westbound Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue N, February 13-16

Crews will complete concrete pours and move traffic off of the temporary roadway along the south side of Mercer Street at Dexter Avenue N. This is a major milestone as the Mercer Corridor Project works toward substantial completion.

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, February 13 through 5 a.m. Monday, February 16, westbound Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue N will be fully closed to traffic. Capacity will also be restricted on eastbound Mercer Street. Travelers can expect the following impacts:

  • Westbound Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic between Ninth Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N. Travelers will be detoured onto Denny Way.
  • Dexter Avenue N will be fully closed between Roy and Mercer Streets. Travelers will be detoured onto Ninth Avenue N.
  • Eastbound Mercer Street will also be restricted, but will have at least one lane open at all times.
  • Access to businesses and residences on Taylor Avenue N will be maintained from Roy Street.
  • Advanced signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the work zones.

Immediately following the completion of this work, the north sidewalk on Mercer Street will open between Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N on February 16. The south sidewalk will simultaneously close between Fifth Avenue N and Dexter Avenue N.

Eastbound Mercer Street lane restrictions February 16-20

Following the weekend closure, one lane of eastbound Mercer Street will remain closed 24/7 as crews complete concrete paving activities February 16 through February 20.

Please note that all work is weather-dependent and may be cancelled and rescheduled for later dates if inclement weather continues to occur.

Please plan ahead and expect significant traffic delays. A weekend detour map and pedestrian detour map are posted on the Mercer Corridor Project website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercer_maps.htm