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Mercer On/Off Ramp Open this Weekend, 520 Closed

August 24, 2011

For visitors traveling to CWB from the Eastside this weekend, please be aware that the 520 bridge will be closed Friday night through Monday morning. The previously scheduled Mercer on/off ramp closure has been cancelled. Please plan your visit to CWB accordingly.

More information is available in this update from SDOT:

Construction Update

SDOT advises travelers of the cancelation of the August 26 – 29 weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. as part of the Mercer Corridor Project. This cancelation is being made in order to accommodate the many nearby events taking place this weekend which are expected to draw large crowds.

The next confirmed full weekend closure of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. will be:

• September 9 – 12.

Closure hours are scheduled for Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. Additional full weekend closures for fall 2011 will be announced—further notification will be provided as dates are finalized.

Detour route maps are available on the project website at:

www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm. Detour routes shown will be signed on roadways and may be heavily used, particularly Denny Way both eastbound and westbound.

During these closures, the I-5 on-ramp at University St. will be concurrently closed to provide more efficient traffic flow around the closed Mercer St. exit lane. Fairview Ave. N will also be closed between Mercer St. and Valley St. and Mercer St. will be closed to through traffic between Westlake Ave. N and Fairview Ave. N. All detour routes will be clearly marked.

Travelers are encouraged to carpool and use alternate modes of transportation. Transit information can be found at:

• King County Metro at www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or by calling 206-553-3000

• Sound Transit at www.soundtransit.org

• Community Transit at www.commtrans.org

Contacts and Information

If you have comments or questions about the Mercer Corridor Project, please contact us at:

Project and Construction Information

Email: mercerinfo@seattle.gov

24-hour Construction Hotline: (206) 419-5818

For more information about project purpose, benefits, and other information, visit our website at www.seattle.gov/Transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm.

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