The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is reminding travelers that Mercer Street is now fully operational for westbound and eastbound traffic between Fifth Avenue North and Elliott Avenue West.
Mercer Corridor Project crews are not scheduled to work over the holiday weekend, but all travelers, including pedestrians, should pay attention to street signs as traffic patterns within the corridor have recently changed.
Over Memorial Day weekend, expect the following conditions throughout the corridor:
•Mercer Street is open to two-way traffic between Elliott Avenue West and Fifth Avenue North.
•Roy Street is reduced to one westbound lane between Queen Anne Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North.
•Mercer Street remains eastbound-only between Fifth and Ninth avenues North, with two lanes open to traffic. Two-way traffic on Mercer and Roy streets and Queen Anne Avenue North is scheduled to open in early June.
The final phase of work associated with opening Mercer Street between Fifth and Ninth avenue North, Roy Street between Fifth and Queen Anne avenues North and Queen Anne Avenue between Mercer and Roy streets to two-way traffic and closing Broad Street is anticipated to occur the weekend of May 31 through June 2. Details about construction activities and associated closure information for that weekend will be announced in the near future.
With the opening of two-way traffic on Mercer Street, Broad Street will permanently close to traffic in both directions between Fifth and Ninth avenues North in early June to allow for additional space to widen Mercer Street to the south at Dexter Avenue North and work associated with the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project.