October 2nd, 2013 by Laura
If you’re heading south from Queen Anne (or north to return) this weekend, don’t plan on doing it via Aurora/99… and plan on slow going with “significant” delays expected.
Per SDOT, there will be a full weekend closure of Aurora/99 from 11pm Friday, October 4 to 5am, Monday, October 7 for Mercer Corridor Project work. It will coincide with WSDOT’s semi-annual Viaduct safety inspection, which closes the Viaduct from 5am-6pm Saturday and 6am-6pm Sunday.
Here are the details from SDOT:
- SR 99 will be fully closed to traffic between Valley Street and the southern end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Traffic traveling through Seattle via SR 99 will be directed to I-5 in northern Seattle at North 85th Street or in southern Seattle at East Marginal Way South and South Spokane Street.
- Mercer Street, Broad Street, and the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will remain open.
- Pedestrian access will be maintained on the south side of Mercer Street between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave N or via Broad Street.
- Travelers can expect significant traffic and delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes.
Tags: Aurora, Mercer Corridor, SR 99, viaduct
January 1st, 2013 by Laura
The Queen Anne Community Council meets tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2 at the Queen Anne Manor. This month’s meeting has two key items on the agenda – a report from the Seattle Police Department and an update from SDOT on the Mercer Corridor Project. SPD hasn’t confirmed yet, but the QACC did get a verbal commitment from the West Precinct a couple of weeks ago. The public is welcome to attend, so if you have questions or concerns about crime on Queen Anne or the even messier Mercer mess, mark your calendar.
- What: QACC January Meeting
- Where: Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett Street
- When: Wednesday, January 2, 7:30pm
- 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda
- 7:35 – Public Comments
- 7:45 – Seattle Police Department (not confirmed)
- 8:15 – SDOT- Update of Phase II Mercer Corridor
- 8:45 – Committee Reports
- 9:15 – New Business
- 9:30 – Adjournment
Tags: Mercer Corridor, Queen Anne Community Council, SPD
July 28th, 2011 by Thea
The Puget Sound Regional Council has secured $5.2 million in federal funding for transportation improvements in the Mercer Corridor, according to a statement released this afternoon. The PSRC says the funding will go toward constructing and improving bicycle lanes on Roy Street, and sidewalk and pavement reconstruction on Mercer Street.
“Helping communities secure federal transportation funding is one of the key roles of the PSRC,” said PSRC President Josh Brown in a press release. “This project rose to the top on its merits and can not only deliver improvements for the future, but help grow jobs in the near term.”
From the PSRC:
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region. In 2012, PSRC will select projects for the roughly $400 million in federal funds the region can expect to receive over the next few years.
Read more about the PSRC and its transportation improvement work in the region here.
Tags: bicycle lanes, federal funding, Mercer Corridor, Mercer Street, PSRC, Puget Sound Regional Council, Roy Street, sidewalks, transportation funding
May 12th, 2010 by Thea
SDOT’s demolition contractor had planned nighttime lane closures on Mercer Street through Friday of this week in order to do some work on the Mercer Corridor project. However, today SDOT canceled the lane closures. The reasoning for the change of plans:
During demolition the contractor encountered larger and deeper foundation walls than anticipated at the former West Marine building. SDOT and the contractor are reevaluating methods of wall and foundation removal.
According to SDOT, the construction and subsequent lane closures will be rescheduled shortly, but a time has not yet been set.
Tags: lane closures, Mercer Corridor, Mercer Street, SODT