Lane restrictions on westbound Mercer Street and southbound Fifth Avenue N, February 21 for bike lane improvements

SDOT is advising travelers of the following construction work within the Mercer Corridor Project Area that will impact traffic and cyclists:

Lane restrictions on westbound Mercer Street and southbound Fifth Avenue N, February 21

Crews will be on site to apply green paint to the new two-way bicycle path tomorrow, February 21 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Paint will be applied in two locations: on the north side of Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N and on the west side of Fifth Avenue N between Mercer and Republican streets. Travelers can expect the following impacts:

  • Westbound Mercer Street will be restricted to one lane between Dexter Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N.
  • Southbound Fifth Avenue N will be restricted to one lane between Mercer and Republican streets.
  • The bicycle path will be open for use by Sunday, February 22.

Bicycle route details and reminders once bike paths are open

  • Southbound cyclists on Fifth Avenue N may merge into traffic or use the sidewalk to continue south of Republican Street.
  • Northbound cyclists on Fifth Avenue N may cross Fifth Avenue N on the north side of Mercer Street to continue north on the Fifth Avenue N bike lane or east on the new Mercer bike path.
  • Cyclists are reminded to yield to pedestrians at intersections and observe pedestrian signals when crossing streets.
  • For more information about SDOT’s bicycle rules, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikecode.htm

Please note this work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.