Mercer Corridor Project: Upcoming night work on Mercer Street, Taylor Ave N, and Roy Street New traffic configuration on Mercer Street; updates on pedestrian and bike lane changes. 

Work continues within the Mercer Corridor Project area.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews will work at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and Mercer Street on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 6 a.m. to noon, to remove temporary signal heads and span wires across the intersection. 

Travelers can expect the following impacts: 

•One lane on Fifth Avenue North in each direction will be restricted through the intersection as crews complete span wire removal. 

•Left turns from westbound Mercer Street will be intermittently restricted. 

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, through Aug. 21, Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North will reduce to one westbound lane nightly, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., for water-main installation. 

Taylor Avenue North will also close at Mercer Street from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for this work. During the day, Taylor will be covered with steel plates and reopened. 

Travelers can expect the following impacts: 

•Turns from Mercer Street onto Taylor will be prohibited during nighttime work, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

•Turns from southbound Taylor onto Mercer Street will also be prohibited. •Local traffic and pedestrians, including vehicles entering and exiting the QFC parking garage, will have access to and from Taylor from Roy Street.

On the evenings of Monday, Aug. 18, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, Mercer and Roy streets between Fourth and Third avenues West will have intermittent lane closures both eastbound and westbound, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., to accommodate roadway striping. 

Travelers can expect the following impacts: 

•One westbound and one eastbound lane on Mercer and Roy streets will remain open at all times. 

•Parking adjacent to the work zone will be restricted. 

•Vehicles will detour around the work. 

•Local access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times. 

•Bicyclists on Roy Street will need to merge with traffic around the closure. 

•Uniformed police officers will be stationed at work zones to direct traffic. 

Eastbound Mercer Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues North will be restricted to one lane the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 20, to accommodate roadway striping. 

Beginning the morning of Thursday, Aug. 21, drivers will experience a slight change in their morning commute when traveling on Mercer Street: Traffic will shift south onto a temporary roadway between state Route 99 and Eighth Avenue North so that crews may begin work in the intersection of Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue North. 

Travelers can expect the following conditions: 

•Travel lanes shifted to the south of the existing intersection at Mercer Street and Dexter.

•Two lanes of traffic in each direction (same as the current configuration).

•Pedestrian access along the south side of the roadway maintained. 

The previously announced vehicle- and bicycle-lane restrictions on Dexter Avenue North, originally scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 18, have been postponed until further notice. 

The previously announced pedestrian route changes along Fifth Avenue North, originally scheduled to occur Wednesday, Aug. 13, was also postponed until further notice. 

Pedestrians should continue to use current routes along Fifth Avenue North. More information about pedestrian detours may be found at www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm.