Friday, March 18, 2011

Fwd: Mercer Corridor Project: Weekend Closures of I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. Coming this Spring

Dear Queen Anne Community Council,

As part of Phase 1 of the Mercer Corridor Project, The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) anticipates the need for approximately twenty full weekend closures of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street over the course of the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. The first closures are tentatively scheduled to begin this spring.

Weekend closures will occur from Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. Specific dates will be announced as soon as they are available. Closures are being closely coordinated with other construction and special events in the area, including activities at the Seattle Center.

Ramp closures are required for utility installations on Fairview Ave. N at Mercer St., including water, sewer, electrical and communications line installations, as well as to align the existing on- and off-ramps with future westbound lanes of Mercer St. Fairview Ave. N will also be closed between Mercer St. and Valley St. during ramp closures.


Detour routes will be clearly marked and will direct travelers to the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Stewart St. and Olive Way. Travelers are encouraged to carpool and use alternate modes of transportation. Transit information can be found at: 

·         King County Metro at

·         Sound Transit at

·         Community Transit at

If your organization would like a briefing about the upcoming closures, or if you'd like us to provide you with a detour map specific to your location, please let us know. 

Please contact the Mercer Corridor Project if you have any questions or concerns about this work. You can reach our 24-hour construction hotline at (206)419-5818, or email us at


Angela Brady

Mercer Corridor Project Manager

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