Beginning the evening of Tuesday, June 10, and for approximately three weeks, crews will restrict Mercer Street to one lane in each direction between Fifth and Dexter avenues North from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday, to accommodate lighting work.
One lane will open both eastbound and westbound at all times.
The current bicycle and pedestrian route on Mercer Street between Fifth and Ninth avenue North will remain on the north side of Mercer Street until approximately July, when the route will shift to the south side of Mercer.
The new sidewalk on the south side of the street will be in place between Fifth and Aurora avenues North at that time, and a temporary pathway will connect pedestrians and bicyclists from Aurora through the construction at Dexter Avenue.
When the project is complete in fall 2015, a new, separated bicycle path will be in place on the north side of Mercer Street between Fifth and Dexter avenues, along with a new sidewalk.
Note the recent changes within the corridor:
•To increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists using the corridor, the crosswalk at Taylor Avenue North and Mercer Street is now closed. Follow detour signs and use Roy Street to cross Taylor Avenue.
•New bicycle lanes on Roy Street are open and fully operational between Fifth and Queen Anne avenues North.
More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.