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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Mercer Corridor Project: Detour Maps Now Available for the April 16th Weekend Closure of I-5 on- and off- ramps at Mercer Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/7/2011  12:50:00 PM
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Mercer Corridor Project: Detour Maps Now Available for the April 16th Weekend Closure of I-5 on- and off- ramps at Mercer Street

SEATTLE—The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announces the availability of detour maps for the previously announced weekend closures of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street as part of the Mercer Corridor Project. Detour route maps are included with this media advisory and are available on the project website at: www.seattle.gov/transportation/ppmp_mercer.htm

The first closure is scheduled to begin at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, through 1:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18. Three additional full weekend closures are tentatively scheduled and closure hours are anticipated to be Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m.; further notification will be provided as the dates are finalized:

  • May 6 – May 9
  • May 13 – May 16
  • May 20 – May 23

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

During weekend closures, Metro Transit plans to reroute its bus service on routes 70, 71, 72, 73
and 83 off of Fairview Avenue starting at 11:00 p.m. Friday night and lasting up to 5:00 a.m. Monday. The buses will be rerouted via Eastlake Avenue East: northbound between Mercer Street and Galer Street; and southbound from Galer Street to Thomas Street. Rerouted buses will
serve posted stops on Eastlake Avenue, but will not make any stops on the cross streets between
Eastlake and Fairview.

A media availability session will be held on: April 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. (details to follow). Media inquiries should be directed to Richard Sheridan (SDOT) at 206-684-8540 or richard.sheridan@seattle.gov

 

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