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Mercer Corridor Project: Frequently Asked Questions

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1. When did Mercer Corridor Project construction begin?
2. When will Mercer Corridor Project construction be complete?
3. When will Roy St. and Mercer St. between 9th Ave. N and 1st Ave. N open to two-way traffic?

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4. Will Valley St. still connect to Dexter Ave. N?
5. What changes will take place at Taylor Ave. N and Mercer St.?
6. What does Mercer St look like now that Mercer West construction has begun?
7. What will occur near the northbound SR 99 Battery St. tunnel and exit onto Broad St.?

Transit

8. How will buses be affected during construction?


Schedule

1. When did Mercer Corridor Project construction begin?
Construction east of Dexter Ave. N began in 2010 with the demolition of 8 buildings north of Mercer St. Mercer West construction began in spring 2013.

2. When will Mercer Corridor Project construction be complete?
Construction east of Dexter Ave. Nwas completed in March 2014. . Mercer West construction is anticipated to be complete in mid-2015.

3. When will Roy St. and Mercer St. between 9th Ave. N and 1st Ave. N open to two-way traffic?
Mercer St. between 1st Ave. N and 9th Ave. N, and Roy St. between 5th Ave. N and Queen Anne Ave. N, will convert to two-way traffic in  June 2014.


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4. Will Valley St. connect to Dexter Ave. N?
Yes, Valley St. will still connect to Dexter via Roy St. with access to SR 99.

5. What changes will take place at Taylor Ave. N and Mercer St.?
Access to and from Mercer St. at Taylor Ave. N may be restricted during construction. This intersection will be signalized by mid-2015; upon completion, the left turn onto Taylor Ave. N from eastbound Mercer St. will be restricted. Travelers will be able to turn right onto Taylor Ave. N from westbound Mercer St.

6.  What does Mercer St. look like now that Mercer West construction has begun?
During the majority of Mercer West construction, Mercer St. will be restricted to 2 eastbound lanes between 5th Ave. N and Dexter Ave. N and have the sidewalk open on one side of the street. During this time, eastbound Broad St. will be re-opened between Harrison St. and Mercer St. as an alternate eastbound route.

7. What will occur near the northbound SR 99 Battery St. tunnel and exit onto Broad St.?
Broad St. is expected to close once two-way traffic is opened on Mercer St., anticipated for June 2014. A perpendicular street grid will be created in coordination with WSDOT after project construction is complete, and will include grade crossings of Aurora Ave. N at three additional locations (Thomas, Harrison, and Republican streets). 


Transit

8. How will buses be affected during construction?
Both the northbound and southbound bus stops on SR 99 at Mercer St. will be closed during Mercer West construction. Buses on Dexter Ave. N may also be impacted. More information will be shared when details are confirmed.

 

 

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