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November 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Planned Mercer concrete pour snarls Friday traffic

Those traffic slowdowns entering South Lake Union on Friday morning didn’t result from a mistake by contractors, but a planned city project to finish essential paving work. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced the one-day job by email around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, when it became apparent that today’s weather would be dry and warm…

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October 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Mercer Street squeezed to one lane each way this weekend

Crosstown traffic will be sluggish all weekend on Mercer Street, where workers will reduce the roadway to just one lane each direction. The job is part of ongoing work to build a new Aurora Avenue North overpass above Mercer Street.  The Seattle Department of Transportation is converting Mercer into a two-way boulevard to include trees, wide…

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August 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Water crew causes unnecessary Aurora traffic hazard, delay

A Seattle Public Utilities crew created unnecessary traffic backups during the Tuesday morning rush by making a non-emergency hydrant repair on northbound Aurora Avenue North around 8:30 a.m., next to the old Hostess building. Cars were stopped inside the Battery Street Tunnel, where the sudden drop from 40 mph to zero posed a potential risk of rear-end…

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August 10, 2014 at 10:31 PM

City eases its SLU lane closures

UPDATE 1 P.M.: Some of the mid-day lane closures around Mercer Street this week have been postponed or cancelled, making the road grid better-off than what the Seattle Department of Transportation initially announced. According to a mid-day SDOT update: There’s no lane closure of northbound Aurora Avenue North, because crews were able to finish their work Monday…

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May 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Viaduct lane closure could cause southbound havoc Saturday

The state Department of Transportation plans to close the right lane of the southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct, as well as the South Atlantic Street offramp, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A similar but unannounced closure last Saturday caused early-afternoon traffic backups all the way to the Battery Street Tunnel, wasting about 20 minutes for any…

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December 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Saturday Memo: Mercer closed … Inslee wants Boeing vote … Health-insurance advice

Weather: All in all, not bad today (have you looked around the country?). High 40s and cloudy. Traffic: Stretches of Aurora Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street will be closed to traffic until 5 a.m. Monday. Aurora Avenue North is closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Here’s a…

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August 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Work next week to restrict traffic at Mercer Street, I-5 ramp

Road work will affect traffic on Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue North near Interstate 5 on Monday and Tuesday, according to a city announcement. The Interstate 5 off-ramp left turn lane from Mercer onto southbound Fairview will be temporarily narrowed to one lane, and the left lane of southbound Fairview between Mercer and Republican streets will…

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July 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Highway 99, Mercer Street in Seattle to close for construction

Highway 99 and Mercer Street between Fifth Avenue North and Dexter Avenue North will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for construction associated with the west phase of the Mercer Corridor Project, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. Project crews will demolish the east side of the state Route 99 bridge…

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June 8, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Saturday Memo: Mercer closure … Dating duds … Mariners win

Mercy, Mercer: Workers will have their way with Mercer Street this weekend, which means motorists will not. Ramps between Mercer Street and Interstate 5 will close this weekend so workers can put some finishing touches on the Mercer East project. And Mercer Street itself will be closed from Fairview Avenue North to Westlake Avenue…

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August 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

UPDATE: Revamped Mercer Street a mess during first commute

  UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. | This morning’s commute on the new two-way Mercer Street was a mess. Rick Sheridan, spokesman for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), said that the posted signs and months of notifications didn’t make a difference to many drivers. The city has changed Mercer into two-way boulevard, altering a traffic pattern that dates to 1968. “We’re seeing…

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